Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Panacea: A Novella of Horror” as Want to Read:
Panacea: A Novella of Horror
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Panacea: A Novella of Horror

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Decades of marriage haven’t tarnished Rob’s affection towards his dear wife Molly one bit. He’s not about to let cancer snatch her away, no matter the cost. But every medication has its side effects, some more than others...

(Originally published in the anthology DEAD ROSES: FIVE TALES OF TWISTED LOVE.)
Kindle Edition, 49 pages
Published March 13th 2016 by Corpus Press
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Panacea, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Panacea

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-34
Average rating 4.13  · 
Rating details
 ·  16 ratings  ·  10 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Panacea: A Novella of Horror
Andi Rawson
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My favorite story in the Dead Roses anthology, I was glad to see Panacea by Adam Light thriving on its own in the wild. This is also undoubtedly my favorite story by Adam to date.

Rob Arnold and his wife Molly are what every married couple strives for, with a love that far outweighs the years they have been together. The only thing in life that could ever tear them apart is Molly's cancer which every day brings Rob closer to losing the one thing he cares about. Willing to go to any lengths to st
Angel Gelique
What would you do to save the life of your true love?

Rob Arnold, an elderly man embittered by the inability to enjoy his golden years with his loving wife, Molly, who is on her deathbed, sees a commercial for a "cure-all" elixir. Desperate, Rob purchases the wonder drug, praying that it will "beat the pants off cancer," as claimed. Molly is fading fast and this drug is her last hope. He administers the strange medication to Molly and....

Curious to know more? You should be! This short story has a
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this short read!
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Everyone has been in love. From the master wordsmith, Adam Light, PANACEA is a depraved love story that horror fans are sure to appreciate. This one will grab you by the heart and hold you through 'til the end ... and perhaps even beyond. You certainly won't be let down. I read it twice. ...more
Douglas Castagna
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great premise for a story, and Light takes it to the extreme here in Panacea. Nice blend of character, story, and gore.
Mar 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Great stuff
Well Read Beard
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
Panacea - a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases.

Rob has been happily married for decades. He loves his wife, but as they approach their twilight years( the years they should get to enjoy together in retirement ) cancer latches hold. He has watched her fade from a strong beautiful woman to a withered husk living on borrowed time. So, when the opportunity of a panacea presents itself, he leaps at it. There are some reservations, but even if it brings her out of the woods for a few
rated it really liked it
May 21, 2016
Patty Ward
rated it liked it
Apr 03, 2016
Robin Lee
rated it really liked it
Sep 04, 2016
rated it liked it
Mar 21, 2016
rated it really liked it
Oct 21, 2016
John Gibbons
rated it it was amazing
Jul 02, 2016
Rob Twinem
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am not the greatest lover of short stories, possibly because most authors somehow fail to get the balance of the "hit" just right. A short story has certain advantages for the reader; you are straight into the action; there are few if any wasted words; if you don't like the author's style then thankfully the torture will not last long.

Adam Light succeeds where so many others fail and tells a "Faustian" tale (abandoning spiritual or moral principles in order to obtain wealth or other benefits)
rated it really liked it
Apr 29, 2016
marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2016
Saša Varjohukka
marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2016
Shawn Thornton
marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2016
marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2016
Michael Mcparland
marked it as to-read
Apr 30, 2016
marked it as to-read
May 01, 2016
marked it as to-read
May 02, 2016
Brenda Seaberg
marked it as to-read
May 05, 2016
rabbi Durham
marked it as to-read
May 21, 2016
Tim Colley
marked it as to-read
May 21, 2016
marked it as to-read
May 27, 2016
marked it as to-read
Jun 21, 2016
Hatchet Mouth
marked it as to-read
Jun 21, 2016
marked it as to-read
Jun 23, 2016
marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2016
marked it as to-read
Aug 05, 2016
marked it as to-read
Aug 08, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Adam Light resides in northeast Florida with his beautiful wife and daughter, and their two fur sons, Walker and Aspen.

For years, he's peeked out at you from your slightly open closet door, or grasped at the little toes you carelessly left uncovered. His stories have been published in horror anthologies such as Doorbells at Dusk, the Bad Apples: Halloween Horror series, and Dead Roses:

Related Articles

Trying to bust a reading slump? No time to sink into a long novel? Prefer plots that can be contained in a handful of pages? Then a short story...
81 likes · 13 comments