- File Size: 4287 KB
- Print Length: 357 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 16, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01BW0PUOC
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #750,739 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell" by Robert Dugoni
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If you like thriller, this book is it.
I also recommend reading it twice. You rash through the first time reading it, and you will pick up a lot more hints and nuances second time you which will change what you thought real and not real!! AHHhh!!
One by one, patients begin to die under mysterious circumstances. The doctors claim they are strokes that aren't directly involved with the experiment they are doing but the patients left alive start to grow suspicious. Throw in a has-been psychiatrist who is trying to survive with his family that can't trust him, and the plot thickens when he too, is discovering that the experiment he is involved in isn't exactly what he signed on for. He grows a conscience and when more patients die, he decided to help two of the patients (Nine and Five are their names) in an escape attempt.
As stated above - it starts out strong but then it gets repetitive. As a reader, I understand they are hallucinating. It is mentioned on every other page just about. Also, the book goes from past to present without even indicating it. I followed along just fine but some readers might not be able to. Also, I also docked a star on this because there are some formatting issues as well as some grammatical issues that made it hard for me to understand who was talking. A character would talk and then a different character had dialogue in the same exact paragraph. That is a big no no in the writing world. If a new person speaks, you start a new paragraph. The author didn't even specify who was talking most of the time when a new person talked in the same sentence. So, I had to stop to figure out who was talking, pulling me from the action in the story.
With some minor fixes, this story can go from okay to good, and then good to great. The plot and idea are good. That's why I'm giving it 3 stars.
I received this book from the author thru Library Thing in exchange for an honest review, but also purchased it for my collection.
The author uses shifts from one time/character/setting to another time/character setting to keep you guessing until the end. The end was a little disappointing, possibly (not because it was badly done but because it wasn't who you were rooting for), but it was well worth the read.