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Susan woke up in a hospital in a town she had never seen before, and realized she had no idea who she was. She had amnesia, but once her memories came back to her she realized she remembered everything about herself except how she got into the accident that landed her in the hospital, and she had no recollection of her job. Susan was haunted by a past that saw her college boyfriend killed by racist fraternity boys, and her desperate attempt to escape. Now ten years later she ran into the boys from that dreadful night one by one during her hospital stay. She struggled between a world of nightmares and reality and didn't know which was which. She uncovers the horrifying truth about what can happen when people start experimenting with brainwashing and mind control.
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The review of this Book prepared by amy blaine

A woman wakes up in a hospital with amnesia and assumes she's in the U.S., when, in fact, she's in Russia. She is tormented by events from her own past and events presently happening in the hospital.
The review of this Book prepared by Monica Hughes

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   wild experiments on people    -   mass brainwashing Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Russia Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   very gorey references to torture Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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