Liquid Fear

Liquid Fear

by Scott Nicholson

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ISBN-13: 9781612182070
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Pages: 273
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Scott Nicholson is author of more than a dozen novels and seventy short stories, as well as six screenplays, four children’s books, and three comic book series. His novel The Red Church was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award and an alternate selection of the Mystery Guild. He also has collaborated with bestselling author J.R. Rain on several paranormal novels. He has served with the Mystery Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association, and International Thriller Writers. A former journalist, radio broadcaster, and musician, Nicholson won three North Carolina Press Association awards. To learn more about him, check out his website at www.hauntedcomputer.com.

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Liquid Fear (A Mystery Thriller) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
NanetteWhoDatDeaux More than 1 year ago
WOW. Nicholson has released yet another winner! What an intriguing cast of characters and storyline... I could not put this one down. A crazy scientist, his terrified victims... cover-up...chills and thrills. Scott Nicholson remains my favorite writer. Would love to spend a day in his warped mind! *smiling*
Darcia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've long been disturbed by how our FDA operates, and this book is like a nightmare come true. Nicholson's writing is vivid. He gets inside the emotions, making us feel them right along with his characters. I had a hard time following the plot at first but, once I got into it, I didn't want to put it down.
Carl_Alves on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Liquid Fear is a fast paced thriller that never lets down. The premise of the story is that a group of individuals years ago took an experimental drug that was designed to inhibit their fear. Dr. Sebstian Briggs is the ruthless, megolomaniac scientist behind the experiments. In order to trigger extreme fear into these individuals, he induces horribly traumatic events, hiring a psycopathic operative to induce the events. The individuals in the experiment are given the same pills they took years ago. When they start taking them again, they begin to slowly remember the horrible events of their past that occurred during the last set of experiments. Meanwhile, Dr. Briggs is manipulating them the entire time. Liquid Fear is the kind of book that you don't want to stop reading once you pick it up. I finished it in three days. My only beef with it is the portrayal of the evil, sinister pharmaceutical company in the book. I think that theme is overdone and unfounded. I'm probably a bit sensitive to it since I work for a big pharma company, but all the same, you won't be disapointed with this book.Carl Alves - author of Two For Eternity
amcreech on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ten years ago six college students enrolled in a drug trial. Now living seemingly normal lives, they really don't remember what happened during the trial. Now Dr. Briggs, the doctor in charge of the drug trial, is back and forcing them to remember by giving them a new drug that makes them not only remember, but regress to their most primative instincts. They all are trying to survive these awful drugs while trying not repeat the murderous event that happened ten years with the original drug trial.
JaidisShaw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Liquid Fear by Scott Nicholson is a page-turning story that dives head first into the bizarre and unknown. The reader will immediately become immersed in the world that Nicholson has created and have no option but to continue reading until the end.Wendy, Roland, Alexis and Anita are all brought together again when they start remembering a dark past that happened while they were test subjects to a new product Dr. Briggs was working on. Originally thought to be a medicine to help one conquer their fears, they are left wondering if the impulses they are feeling are really their own dark desires or just a side-effect of the drug they yearn for. Either way they soon realize they are just test mice running through Dr. Briggs maze with no apparent way to escape.A relatively quick read (it took me about 4 hours), Liquid Fear touches on topics like controlling your fears, human experimentation, political corruption, sexual desire, murder and pain. This book does contain adult language, sex, violence and gore and should only be read by mature adult audiences that are 18+.
BookAddictDiary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm not usually much of one for thrillers, but something about the blurb drew me in. I quickly learned that Liquid Fear isn't for casual fans of horror/thrillers. It's incredibly gritty, dark and well...downright creepy.From the beginning to the end, Liquid Fear is a pulse-pounding adventure drenched in gritty grim, dark thrills and terrible horrors that no human should ever have to experience. Complete with high-octane thrills and government drug trials gone wrong, what's not to like? Even for someone who isn't a thriller or horror junkie, Liquid Fear just hits all the right creepy buttons and delivers plenty of excitement for another whose willing to take a trip to the gritty side of life.Though at times over-written and a little conceited with plot, Liquid Fear was very fast-paced and entertaining to read. Great for thriller junkie, but not for the faint of heart or stomach.
mikedraper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this dark novel, a drug trial for fear response seemed to have failed ten years ago. One volunteer died and the pther participants lives were ruined.Now, a pharmaceutical company and an ambitious U.S. senator become interested.The story is compicated in that for the first section of the book characters appear with no real explination of who they are.Since paranoia and fear are at the base of Dr. Sebastian Biggs's expirement, it is little wonder that a number of the characters have aliases which adds to the complexity of the story.Things do pick up in the second half of the book with mad scientist Biggs going crazier every moment.Certainly an original concept and I liked the second half of the story more than the first but overall, this book wasn't for me.
StarrReina on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿Liquid Fear¿ by Scott Nicholson:Right from the start Nicholson throws you into mystery. It¿s non-stop encounters as the characters¿as well as myself¿race against a clock they¿re unaware is ticking to remember what it is they forgot only to block out what they know in order to keep the fear at bay.David Dunn¿or is it Roland Doyle¿Anita Mokesky, Wendy Leng and Alexis Morgan are all remnants of a ten-year old experiment gone wrong and buried. At least that¿s what everyone thinks. But Dr. Sebastian Briggs hasn¿t given up on his project and brings his subjects back together. Will their fear overcome any rational thought turning them into human, raging animals?Kudos to Nicholson for penning yet again another great story to get lost in. A great read no matter the time of day or year.Reviewed by Starr Gardinier Reina, author of ¿Deadly Decisions¿
Dragonfly1976 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book 
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BookAddictFL More than 1 year ago
I've long been disturbed by how our FDA operates, and this book is like a nightmare come true. Nicholson's writing is vivid. He gets inside the emotions, making us feel them right along with his characters. I had a hard time following the plot at first but, once I got into it, I didn't want to put it down.
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
I simply couldn’t put this book down until I had devoured every sentence up to the very last chapter. Full of almost-unbearable suspense, the story had me riveted in my seat for hours. From politicians vying to become president and striving for world domination; an over ambitious scientist and professional thugs, as well as the victims of the drug tests - the characters in this book are tremendously realistic and believable. The scientist is not your stereo-typical lunatic, but rather a cautious schemer with a healthy measure of paranoia, which of course adds to the hair-raising tension. The author has that magic in his word use and descriptions of scenes, which make you feel right at home in the world he has created for his characters. This remarkable skill is even more effective as the point of view throughout the story shifts frequently - but the reader is never left behind. The fact that you never know which characters to “trust”, wonderfully enhances the suspense. Until the conclusion in the last chapter of ‘Liquid Fear’, I had reservations about whether there are any “good’ characters in this story. So what really adds to the magnificence of it all, is the reader’s perception of right and wrong, moral and immoral; and thus the book will have a different impact on everyone who reads it. “Liquid Fear” provided me with many hours of page-turning entertainment. The cleverly designed plotline in which the author gives nothing away, had me guessing and speculating right up to the last page. It is a book full of action and suspense that never lets up, but which makes it an absolute must read and well deserving of its 5 stars! (Ellen Fritz)
Jaidis More than 1 year ago
Liquid Fear by Scott Nicholson is a page-turning story that dives head first into the bizarre and unknown. The reader will immediately become immersed in the world that Nicholson has created and have no option but to continue reading until the end. Wendy, Roland, Alexis and Anita are all brought together again when they start remembering a dark past that happened while they were test subjects to a new product Dr. Briggs was working on. Originally thought to be a medicine to help one conquer their fears, they are left wondering if the impulses they are feeling are really their own dark desires or just a side-effect of the drug they yearn for. Either way they soon realize they are just test mice running through Dr. Briggs maze with no apparent way to escape. A relatively quick read (it took me about 4 hours), Liquid Fear touches on topics like controlling your fears, human experimentation, political corruption, sexual desire, murder and pain. This book does contain adult language, sex, violence and gore and should only be read by mature adult audiences that are 18+.
Katya_Sozaeva More than 1 year ago
Ten years ago, a group of students took part in research of a new drug, designed to help people suffering from PTSD. However, in order to see how the drugs helped, first the volunteers needed to have trauma induced. Strangely, they have mostly forgotten the events of that time, and while they were close before, they have mostly drifted apart. But then, suddenly, they start to remember. They¿re being called back. The experiment isn¿t over ¿ The plot in this book is amazingly fast-paced ¿ it starts with a bang and just keeps going, getting weirder and weirder. There is no way to tell what really happens at any given time, since the characters have all had their brains tampered with and their memories messed up. I also got a kick out of Kleingarten ¿ I know I am probably messed up in the brain, but I found him hilarious. He was just so gleefully sociopathic. Definitely a great story, especially for people who enjoy a really messed-up situation. The sequel is ¿Chronic Fear¿ ¿ watch for my review coming up!
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peacedanceCR More than 1 year ago
to get into the book. I'm reading on a Kindle, so about 30%, but then everything started to click and it ended up being a great read. The first part jumps around between characters and pseudonyms, but I like a complex plot, so no problem. Really, it is my own personal peccadilloes that kept me from enjoying the first part - I don't like drugs, alcohol, and would never take part in medical research. That didn't leave me much to work with, but then the story clicked together with what was really going on (or a hint of it) and then I settled in for a good read! I have about a dozen of his other stories and would recommend them all.
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BrendaWallace More than 1 year ago
Scott Nicholson always comes up with intelligent high concept books, so I turn to him when I need a great read and I am addicted, especially to Scott's books. This one, based on a hapless group who participates in drug trials, is almost too realistic. I could foresee pundits discussing this book if the media discovers these brain-altering drugs are actually being administered to people who think they have signed on for something beneficial. I also worried when I looked up the government bioethics site Scott mentioned and saw that many pharmaceutical companies have moved their drug trials to developing countries to avoid the FDA "red tape" here. Liquid Fear is the kind of thriller I will read more than once. I finished it a couple of weeks ago and am still thinking about it.
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yoyoonthego More than 1 year ago
The storyline interested me - the idea seems plausible in the 'cloak and dagger' ways of covert government projects. However, there were too many moments I felt disconnected from the characters and lost in 'small talk' by the author's attempt for the reader to understand each characters. I had to re-read and focus on the story.
book-addict76 More than 1 year ago
Weird but very entertaining