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Set before the events of the TV series, this prequel novel follows Eleven's mother and her time as a test subject in the MKUltra program.

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‘A pacey, creepy book that does what any good prequel should... this is unmistakably Stranger Things' – SFX Magazine
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A mysterious lab. A sinister scientist. A secret history. If you think you know the truth about Eleven’s mother, prepare to have your mind turned Upside Down.

It's the summer of 1969. The world is changing, and Terry Ives isn't content to watch from the sidelines. When word gets around about an important government experiment, she signs on as a test subject.

But behind the walls of Hawkins National Laboratory – and the piercing gaze of its director, Dr Martin Brenner – lurks a dark conspiracy. To face it, she'll need the help of her fellow test subjects, including a mysterious young girl with unexplainable powers. . .
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'Suspicious Minds is the prequel story that fans have been waiting for.' – Kirkus Reviews
'You’re left hungry for more, but in the best way possible, as the book manages the balancing act between interconnected prequel and standalone story.' – Cinelinx
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Reviews

Suspicious Minds is the prequel story that fans have been waiting for.

Kirkus Reviews

A pacey, creepy book that does what any good prequel should: enhance the story it precedes… this is unmistakably Stranger Things... packs an emotional punch

SFX Magazine

The novel’s set-up is sublime! Fans of the show will no doubt enjoy it – I certainly did.

Den of Geek

You’re left hungry for more, but in the best way possible, as the book manages the balancing act between interconnected prequel and standalone story.

Cinelinx

Guaranteed to satisfy your craving for new Hawkins material even better than a box of Eggos.

The Mary Sue

Highly recommended for those readers interested in expanding their knowledge of the Stranger Things’ universe, this book is also a dark and captivating story that will stick in the readers’ minds even if they are not fans of the franchise.

The Unseen Library

8/10. A very good read

Starburst

This is a puzzle Gwenda Bond solves with elegance and wit.

Sci-Fi Bulletin

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  • Paperback

    9781787462021

    August 20, 2019

    Arrow

    286 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9781780899619

    February 15, 2019

    Century

    320 pages

    RRP $45.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781780899626

    February 5, 2019

    Century

    320 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9781473563230

    February 21, 2019

    Cornerstone Digital

    320 pages

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