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Percivious Insomnia


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A terrifying and amazing medical thriller/dystopian that paralleled the real world pandemic and makes it feel scary.

This is so intriguing. The story follows a pandemic sweeping the globe, the effect: insomnia. Nobody can sleep. Initially this doesn't seem too bad but very quickly people cannot function and that leads to disasterous consequences as society is on the brink of collapse.

This was terrifying to read as it really proved how quickly society can crumble due to one small need not being met and the idea of losing sleep is terrifying as I think everybody has encountered insomnia at some point and seeing how the effects can change a person is shocking.

I do love a pandemic story, I was initially a bit dubious due to the current climate, but it was interesting to read and it helped me to forget the horrors of the real world right now.

Enter: Doctor Cooper Delaney. Dr. Delaney brings a new drug called Noctural which during early testing proved to have 100% effectiveness. But now, it doesn't work. This is where the story gets dark. This is where the story begins to feel real, especially due to the Covid pandemic at the moment. Doctor Cooper Delaney cannot accept the failure of this new drug and begins to cross every ethical boundary in order to make this drug a success. This story felt so dark as I was envisioning the real life pandemic and questioning how ethically the new vaccine was created.

This story was so dark and I loved every second of my read, I cannot wait to continue in the world through two more books. If you like a dark, medical thriller with a post-apocalyptic setting then this is the book you need. I stayed up all night to finish this book. Ironically, I couldn't sleep!

Thank you for the opportunity to read this. Thank you to Reedsy and the author of this book for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

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About the author

JJ Cook & AJ Cook, M.D. are the duo behind the "Percivious" Trilogy. With JJ's background in marketing and AJ's role as chief of pediatric urology at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, they attribute the creation of "Percivious Insomnia" to the marriage of their unique skills and perspectives. view profile

Published on August 27, 2020

Published by FriesenPress

90000 words

Genre: Thriller & Suspense

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