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Doctors at the Interprovincial Medical Institute are connected in a way only they understand. Each doctor might be their own person, but they share a consciousness and a connection to the Institute itself. Research, text, and others’ thoughts and ideas are all intertwined. But when one of their own is lost, the replacement doctor must solve the mysteries of their predecessor’s death. Before their descent into madness, the doctor will have to confront a predatory parasite that challenges humanity for its spot atop the evolutionary ladder.

Leech is the creative debut novel from Hiron Ennes. This gothic medical horror is brilliantly written. As a medical student, Ennes infuses a lot of scientific detail in their book. The unique twist on shared consciousness makes this a story like no other. Ennes’ characters are full of both depth and intrigue. The neo-baroque setting is creepy and bizarre. Ennes is a master of the dark and surreal, an expert at vividly describing places, people, and scenarios. The reader feels dread, terror, and turmoil in this suspenseful thriller. It will leave one checking dark corners carefully. For fans of the eerie and grotesque, let Leach suck you in.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Tordotcom
Publish Date 27-Sep-2022
ISBN 9781250811189
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Issue September 2022
Category Horror