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Chronic Fear

(Fear #2)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  294 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Chronic Fear is the second installment of Scott Nicholson’s chilling Fear series, which began with the harrowing Liquid Fear. The story picks up one year after the notorious Monkey House trials, from which the tiny handful of survivors have scattered in the wind. For while the unwitting human guinea pigs are still alive, the experimental drugs to which they were subjected ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Thomas & Mercer
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Jaidis Shaw
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The action, suspense and emotions are back in Chronic Fear by Scott Nicholson, the sequel to Liquid Fear. Picking up a year from where the first book ended, the Monkey House survivors have went on their own ways to try to make peace of the dreaded experiment they were subjected to several years earlier.

Alexis sets out to find a cure for the effects of Seethe which happen to be tormenting her husband Mark. With just a single pill of Halcyon remaining, she is racing the clock to produce a new batc
Dec 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of dark psychological suspense/horror
Recommended to Katy by: Scott Nicholson
Shelves: ebook
Please note: Read and reviewed in December 2011 from an eARC provided by the author for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

My Synopsis: With the designer of Halcyon and Seethe dead and the lab and equipment destroyed, plus the last of the manufactured medicines flushed away, the survivors of the Monkey House thought the nightmare was over. Then they each started receiving messages: “Did you really think we would let you live after what happened?” Now they are discovering – the nightmare i
Brenda Wallace
Jan 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When I gave Liquid Fear five stars, I didn’t think a thriller could get any better, but this one did. Chronic Fear yanked me into a realistic battle between former pharmaceutical test subjects struggling to regain their sanity, an assassin with his own agenda, and major power brokers that included a presidential candidate, feuding federal agencies, and pharmaceutical lobbyists. The dialogue evoked that wonderful fly on the wall feel. There were many thought-provoking passages that gave me pause. ...more
Jon Recluse
Dec 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
This book hits you like a runaway semi, takes you for one Hell of a ride and you'll still be wanting more! Mr. Nicholson has produced a high octane thriller that blows the doors off the competition! It had me hanging on by my fingernails! You're wasting time reading this review, go out and get the "Fear" series RIGHT NOW!
Dec 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent dark novel

Scott Nicholson expertly depicts a world where several individuals are caught in a complex government conspiracy plot to monopolize a powerful drug which can only be built from their disassociated, fragmented, collective memories.
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Total page turner...couldn't put it down! Nicholson does a great job of developing complex characters and story lines. I've read several of his books now and have thoroughly enjoyed all of them!
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In this sequel to “Liquid Fear”, Scott Nicholson gives us another page-turning, nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Eleven years after the initial drug tests and one year since the Monkey House had been razed to the ground, the five remaining subjects are still being threatened. The threats however, are not only in the phone calls and emails these subjects receive, but also in their minds as the lingering side effects of the drugs are still lurking and subtly changing them. But, are the dru ...more
Jan 28, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Scott Nicholson writes the way I like to read and stories I like. I love his prose. I really liked LIQUID FEAR, but something was certainly off for CHRONIC FEAR.

Perhaps my expectation was too high because I expected the story to be substantially different from the first book. A different plot, perhaps escalating the people affected and the scale. What I found was pretty much the same plot, slightly different, but nonetheless, the same. The saving grace was Mark. Mark was an unknown variable in C
Louann Carroll
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The characters are well-written, the story, great.

Back again are Anita, Mark, Alexis, Roland, and Wendy, all trying to escape the memory of the drug trials eleven years earlier. Dosed with Halycon and Seethe, our friend's moods range from animal rage to docile timidity. For ten years they lived without memory of the trials, only to be drawn back to the Monkey House one last time.

One year later, and our characters still haven't recovered. Alexis knows that Seethe was created to help soldiers figh
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
2.0 out of 5 stars - I hope to forget I ever wasted my time on this one.

This is the sequel to Liquid Fear, and it is not meant as a stand-alone so be sure, if you must, to read that one first.

The survivors from the first book return in this novel -- and I liked them all even less this time! Dr. Alexis Morgan and her "Seething" husband, Mark are trying to stay one step ahead of the multiple criminals interested in both Seethe and Halcyon -- did either drug product/formula survive the Monkey House
Matt Schiariti
Nov 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
'take every four hrs or else'..

Just when the surviving members of Liquid Fear think they're ok to go about their lives and deal with the chemical induced demons that were thrust upon them both ten years ago and again during the events of Liquid Fear, the trials and terrors of the Monkey House track them down and corrupt their minds once again..the only thing is, is it the meddling of the major powerful players pulling the strings that makes the horrors of Seethe and the Monkey House unable to le
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The drugs Seethe and Halcyon had been an experiment gone wrong eleven years before. Then Briggs tried to restart the program with the original volunteers a year ago(LIQUID FEAR).

The rage drug Seethe was still working on the scattered participants, fueling anger, suspicion even of each other, and intense feelings of paranoia.

But you know the old saying: Just because you]re paranoid.

They are being watched. And by separate groups each with their own reasons.

Dr. Alexis Morgan simply wants to help he
Winter Arcane
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
I struggled to decide if I liked this or just thought it was ok, until I concluded that if I was having that much trouble deciding if I liked it then I probably didn't. There were certainly things I liked about it but overall the book was pretty weak. There were some good scenes, but by the I didn't really care what happened to anyone in the book. Because all the protagonists are affected by mind altering drugs throughout, their behavior is too erratic and inconsistent to feel very connected to ...more
Darcia Helle
This is the perfect follow up to Liquid Fear. We're dropped into a world of power and corruption. Important people want the Halcyon and Seethe experiments completed. Others want the entire debacle erased. The survivors of the drug trial are rebuilding their lives, even as they are slowly losing their minds.

The pace is quick and unrelenting. Nicholson gives enough detail from the first book to make this one work as a stand-alone. Still, I'd suggest reading Liquid Fear first in order to get the f
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
While this book is far less creepy than Liquid Fear, it was none-the-less a good read. It mostly dealt with the conspiracy side of the story, but you still had a healthy mix of violence and pure evil. So whether your thing is sex, murder, drugs, or conspiracies, you'll have your fix with this book.

I do admit that I'm more interested in David Underwood than the rest of the characters, but I think that is because the opening pages of Liquid Fear had me captivated from the start. The randomness an
Jul 09, 2012 rated it did not like it
UUUGGGHHH...FINALLY!!! I AM DONE!!! I couldn't possibly be any on to books that I may actually enjoy! The summary of the book was definitely more interesting than the book itself and I have never taken so long to finish a book simply because I just couldn't get into it, I kept pushing forward reminding myself I can get back to books I actually will enjoy as soon as I finish. I was more than disappointed with this purchase and regret spending anything on either of these books :o/
Dec 30, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
Wasn't too crazy about this one. Maybe it would've been better had I read the first one, I don't know. I just didn't find any of the characters very likable and while the concept was interesting, the story just wasn't that suspenseful or engaging to me. I found myself barreling through not because I couldn't put it down, but because I just wanted to get it over with and move on.
Nicole Roberts
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
When I read this one I hadn't read the first book. To be honest it was kind of hard for me to read both books because this really isn't my area. It was suspenseful and different from other books that I have read but again it's not my genre so I personally didn't enjoy it and some of the sexual stuff seemed to be a bit over done but all over not bad.
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I enjoyed the two books of the fear series. Scott Nicholson is one the better authors of recent if you get a chance read these and also take a peak into some of have s other works
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
I only read it since it was free from Amazon and it was the second installment after Liquid Fear. It was okay but nothing I "just had" to read and finish. I'm glad to be done with it. It was okay, but so glad I'm done with it.
Shaun Herbert
May 06, 2012 rated it liked it
I like Scott Nicholson's work and Chronic Fear was well written and held my attention (as always) but and this is definitely a BUT...I found the ending totally disappointing - what a shame to another-wise great read
Susan Moore
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Pretty decent book, obviously set up to keep you buying them series, but I knew that going in.
Joanne Perkins
Not A Fun Book to Read

This book has too may pages of flash back. I was very disappointed with it. Sorry Mr. Nicholson I will not be reading any more of your books.
Shane Riehl
Nov 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
another great book. the perfect sequel to liquid fear. wondering if scott is playing a 3rd book?
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