Sunday, November 11, 2012

Review: Placebo by Steven James



Placebo by Steven James
Revell / 2012

About the book:


One man must uncover the truth--even when others will stop at nothing to keep it buried.

While investigating a controversial neurological research program, exposé filmmaker Jevin Banks is drawn into a far-reaching conspiracy involving one of the world's largest pharmaceutical firms. He seeks answers about the questionable mind-to-mind communication program--and answers to his own family tragedy.

Rooted in groundbreaking science, Placebo explores the far reaches of science, consciousness, and faith. This taut, intelligent, and emotionally gripping new thriller from master storyteller Steven James will keep you flipping pages late into the night.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

I've read all of the Patrick Bowers' books to date (and enjoyed every one), so I was super excited to read Steven James' new book, Placebo, which is the beginning to a new series! I really liked how this book wasn't as gruesome as the Patrick Bowers' books (at least in my opinion), but was still suspenseful (especially towards the end).

Placebo was different from what I was expecting, but still really good. It had a unique storyline and definitely made me learn about things I hadn't even heard of before this book. One of the only negatives for me was some of the medical terms in the early part of this book - I found myself having a hard time understanding what was being talked about (this may have only been a problem for me).

I loved the characters - both the main and secondary ones. I think my favorite would probably have to be Xavier; I don't know what exactly it was about him (maybe how he believed in so many conspiracies...), I just found many things about him humorous. :)

Overall, Placebo was a great read that had some creepiness and suspense, plus some thought-provoking moments. I really enjoyed it and look forward to book two, Singularity, which is set to release Fall 2013. If you enjoy suspense/thrillers with some medical elements, then I think you'll enjoy Placebo.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

Available November 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review of Placebo -- it really helped me decide about this book. Think I will try it!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for commenting! :)

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