The Drug Trial

By: S.R. Masters

Thank you to NetGalley, HarperCollins, Harper 360, and S.R. Masters for the ARC of this book!

Would you do it? Would you join a clinical trial if are between the ages of 18 and 40, be paid up to 20,000 pounds, and be able to partake in this trial in the Canary Islands? All you would have to do is take one pill a day and keep a diary. But you don’t know what the trial is about, and you don’t know what the drug is or the side effects. Would you still do it? But then the headaches start, and people start acting differently. There’s a dead body and people are behaving psychotically. Who has taken the placebo and is safe, and who has taken the real drug and is dangerous?

I was looking for a great medical thriller, and boy did I find one! The concept of the book is new (at least to me, not having read a lot of medical thrillers). The book is very engaging, and easy to read. Right off the bat, the prologue leaves you wanting more. While some of the middle does get a little slow, it quickly speeds up until you’re turning the pages so fast because you want to read more. Masters was masterful with keeping the reader guessing and coming up with a twist that couldn’t be seen coming. All the theories that I came up with – all the twists that I thought were coming – were completely wrong. This is what makes a fantastic book! Moreover, I can see this being a great movie as well. I can’t wait to read more from this author.

Bravo to Masters on such a fantastic book. This will be available on July 7, 2022. Make sure you pre-order your copy today. You can do that here.