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The Drug Trial

By: S. R. Masters
Narrated by: Olivia Mace
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Would you sign up to a medical trial if you didn’t know the possible side effects?

18-40? Paid Clinical Trial in the Canary Islands—up to £20,000 Tax Free.

It seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. An all-inclusive luxury trip abroad, all you need to do is take a pill every day and keep a diary.

Except you don’t know anything about the drug or what its side effects might be.

The headaches start, a dull ache at first. Every day worse than the last.

Then a body is found.

Everyone is a suspect. Anyone could be a killer. Even you....

2022’s biggest summer thriller, for fans of Alex Michaelides, T. M. Logan and JP Delaney.

©2022 S. R. Masters (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Such a cool premise...a page-turner that kept me gripped." (Egan Hughes)

"Had me not only staying up late to read, but for the first time ever, waking up early too." (Fliss Chester, author of the Fen Churche Mysteries)

"A claustrophobic journey that will have you constantly re-evaluating what, and more importantly who, you can put your faith in. Messed with the mind in all the right ways." (Robert Scragg, author of the Porter & Styles series)

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  • Gol
  • 22-07-22

I never write a review this was so bad I had to

Don't waste your credit people. This book was so bad I had to write my very first review to warn others. Don't do it... go find something else ... anything else!

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  • Paola H.
  • 04-11-22

Absolutely skip this one

Oh man, I REALLY wanted to like this book. I had such high hopes for it after reading the summary for it.
It was not at all what I expected. The book overall was very slow. I think about chapter 7 is when I had the “okay, this is going to get good now” thought, but that was short lived. 🫤
There was multiple things I didn’t like about The Drug Trial:
•The writing style/format- wtf what was that? Why is there Parts, chapters and then numbered sections within the chapters???? 😵‍💫 like was it supposed to have “scenes”- no. Annoying. Hated it. 🗑️
•All of the characters felt so plain to me…they were underdeveloped and I honestly didn’t remember who was who even with names being said.
•The idea of a drug trial gone wrong was so intriguing and I expected some wild stuff to happen, but nothing ever did.
•Also why was there a weird love story thrown in here?? Could’ve done without it. It just felt weird being apart of the plot.
I would not recommend this book, I’m not sure why I even finished it. I’m just sad because I do feel as if this could’ve been a GREAT story.