Painless

Painless

by Marty Thornley
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Overview

"A devilishly crafted psychological thriller fusing mad science with desperate people in the grip of physical agony." - Kirkus Reviews.

The debut psychological-horror novel from author Marty Thornley is a page-turning ride, a front row seat to a clinical trial gone horribly wrong.

For Greg Owens, this was supposed to be a chance to end years of back pain and escape his reliance on pain pills. If it all worked out, he could maybe even get back the life he left behind as the pills took control.

Instead, as the patients are cured of their physical pain, they encounter a different sort of pain building inside them - obsessive thoughts, depression, self-destruction. The side-effects grow worse, and the suspense ratchets tighter. The patients want answers and violent revenge, setting them on a collision course with a crazed doctor, determined to protect his life's obsession.

"Painless is a difficult to put down, gory horror thriller with gut-wrenching twists and turns.." - Forward Reviews.

"Thornley has crafted a gory thriller, which will entertain horror fans. One could imagine it being successfully reproduced on screen." - Blue Ink Reviews.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781979851206
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/18/2018
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Marty started writing short stories as a teenager, inspired as much by favorite books and movies as the environment and characters that define the South Shore of Massachusetts. The pull of the movies dragged him first to film school and finally to Los Angeles, where he poked at the outskirts of the industry with screenplays and short films.


As his interest in a film career fizzled, he rebuilt himself bit-by-bit as a programmer. He spent the next decade building websites, finally realizing that something had been lost. His stories were collecting dust in the back of his brain while he sat through conference calls and code reviews.


So he returned to the woods of New England and the calming darkness under the trees. He returned to find the things that crawl in the undergrowth and turn them into words on the page. He dusted off one of his screenplays and turned it into his first novel. In the process, a dormant storyteller was awakened and is now seeking the next blank page to fill.

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