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Suspicious Minds (Stranger Things #1) by Gwenda Bond

The man drove an immaculate black car along a flat Indiana road, slowing when he came to a chain-link gate with a RESTRICTED AREA sign. – Opening sentence I’m a huge fan of Stranger Things, so when I saw that a prequel was coming out in book form, I HAD to read it. Suspicious Minds tells the story of Eleven’s mum, Terry Ives, and how she became involved with Dr Brenner and his experiments at the Hawkins National Laboratory. Set in 1969, Ives is at college when she decides to take her roommate’s place as a test subject in a secretive government-run experiment, later known as MK ULTRA. Ives and the three other test subjects soon realise something darker is going on, especially once they discover a young girl at the laboratory, Kali, with an 008 tattoo on her arm. I know what you’re thinking; Stranger Things, Eleven’s mum, MK ULTRA… this prequel is…