The Pain Colony, Shanon Hunt

Six dead bodies with one disturbing similarity.

An illicit genetic experiment.

Sometimes science breaks bad.

DEA Special Agent Peter Malloy is no stranger to the devastating impact of drugs. So when six bodies turn up with surgical ports in their spines, he’s sure a potent new opioid is the culprit. But when lab tests show zero evidence of any known narcotics, he fears something far more sinister.

Allison Stevens thought she knew everything about her boss. But after he turns fugitive to flee federal charges, she’s stunned to discover his secret genetic research in pain tolerance. Although the FBI watches her every move, she’s obsessed with finding what else he’s hiding … despite the unknown dangers.

Their search for answers leads them to a dark, eerie cult, where true believers seem perilously addicted to suffering, devoted to becoming Pure.

Shanon Hunt’s The Pain Colony is a sensational novel that will seep into readers, consuming all of their attention, all while a mystery that holds secrets more unnerving than anything they have read before is slowly revealed in the most compelling of ways. Hunt’s novel is a byzantine tale of how science can be twisted in ways that we might not even see coming. It is an engrossing novel from start to finish filled with an abundance of suspense and intrigue that I could not stop reading once I started, and I am positive every reader will feel the same! So before reading this exquisite novel, be sure to clear your calendar, as this novel will thrill and shock you to your core.  So be prepared! Now, let me tell you more about this incredible suspense thriller!

Six bodies have turned up, all harboring the same strange surgical ports in their spine. One of the protagonists of the novel, DEA Special Agent Peter Malloy, knows the dreadful nature of drugs, and he assumes there must be a new opioid on the market, but one more intense and much more deadly. However, Malloy is shocked to learn that the spinal ports were used to deliver a genetic drug, one that alters a gene related to the victim’s ability to feel pain. This starts the motion of this thrilling book.

Allison Stevens, another protagonist in this novel, begins her own quest to understand what her boss, now a fugitive, had been up to. Her boss as been hiding a very specialized genetic research program in pain tolerance, and now Allison is on a hunt to find what other skeletons lay in his closet.  All the while, the FBI shadows everything she does.

And we follow a third story, that of Layla, who is a member of a cult. Layla spends every day experiencing bizarre pain rituals, and guess what? She likes them. And why? Because they are bringing her closer to her one single life purpose – Purification.

The climax of the story begins when Allison and Malloy arrive at The Colony. And while the reader may suspect they know how this tale will end, they will be shocked and horrified as their paths to the truth seamlessly converge, despite their significant obstacles. This story should not be missed, book lovers!

Hunt’s novel also speaks to current themes and persistent dilemmas plaguing our society today; genetic manipulation, pain management, and the growing opioid crisis, and we readers are pulled in and taken down a path that leads us through it all.

Shanon Hunt is a brilliant author who spins unmatched intricacies into her spine-tingling narratives. She has an uncanny knack for making the hair rise on the back of readers necks, and she does this from start to finish. She masterfully entangles us, readers, in the tortuous and riveting webs she weaves, making us question the very nature of today’s science and its potential impact.  Hunt is a remarkably talented author; she effortlessly balances each character’s importance and contributions, as you become engrossed in their separate character arcs. It is a sensationally dark psychological thriller that keeps the pages turning to the quickening drum of our pounding hearts. And that’s when you know you have found a sensational thriller!

Shanon Hunt’s The Pain Colony is a tantalizing work of fiction that will keep any reader on the edge of their seat, as each startling twist and turn unveils the shocking truth you will never see coming! The story is a tumultuous labyrinth from start to finish as an intelligently intricate narrative and unrivalled characterization collide, resulting in a chilling novel that will leave an everlasting mark on all readers. The Pain Colony reminds us, impassioned readers, of a timeless lesson, things rarely are what they seem, and so as The Pain Colony is a page-turner like no other that will take you on a whirlwind ride until the very last page, I, of course, have to award The Pain Colony five stars!

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