The Diseased

By: S.M. Thomas

Thanks to Love Books Tours for asking me to be apart of the Book Tour!


What would you do if you woke up to the question “Where is your husband?”

As you lay in a hospital bed, unsure of how you got there, would panic or denial hold you in that moment? And what if the people asking you that question repeatedly were Government Agents who should have no interest in your missing spouse?

All of this is faced by Paige Hanson when she wakes up in hospital after an accident she can’t remember. Her husband Leo hasn’t been seen since the night before and try as she might, she can’t remember their last conversation.

Having had a photographic memory since early childhood, Paige now finds her memories hazy, unpredictable and confusing, and yet is willing to do whatever it takes to find Leo and bring him home – even if that means turning to the one person she swore never to rely on. All she has to go on is her gut instincts and the last two words that Leo secretly left behind.

But as Paige comes to terms with what is happening around her, she is suspicious of those interested in Leo and his disappearance.

In order to protect Leo, Paige is determined to uncover the truth and find out why this message had to be hidden. But once she starts on this murky road, is it too late to turn back or will it change the course of her life forever?


This book pleasantly surprised me!  What happened to Leo?  You’ll never guess!  The Diseased is a multifaceted book.  First, there is the mystery of where Leo is and what happened to him.  Paige couldn’t remember anything when she woke up in the hospital.  Second, Paige is being watched closely, why?  Then there’s a disease that is spreading.  Additionally, this story doesn’t take place on Earth as we know it.  In fact, this takes place on Earth 2; Earth 1 is burning and only a lottery of people were brought over to Earth 2.  On Earth 2, the government is very much in control.  Rights were stripped, and the freedom’s that were enjoyed on Earth 1 were no longer, including being openly gay.  There were also original occupants of Earth 2, in which the Humans are now taking over.  The disease itself resembles the Covid-19 pandemic, and how people reacted to the lockdown.  There was just SO much going on!  But it was put together beautifully.  Paige is such a complex character, and well developed.  This is the first in a series and I can’t wait to read the next one as the end of this book ends with a cliffhanger!

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