Severance - Anonymous


By Anonymous

  • Release Date: 2022-03-18
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 3,076 Ratings


When does the cost of staying silent become greater than the price of speaking up? A desperate woman risks everything to expose the sinister company at the heart of Severance, the thrilling Apple Original series from director and executive producer Ben Stiller and creator Dan Erickson, now streaming on Apple TV+, about a daring experiment in “work-life balance.”

From the minds behind the series, this is the story of Lumon Industries employee Margaret “Peg” Kincaid. When Peg gets hired at Lumon, she undergoes Severance, a surgical procedure pitched by the company as an effortless way to separate her personal and work lives. Everyone has their reasons for wanting the easy solution Severance promises, but when Peg realizes that not all is as it seems at the company, she uncovers a reality that’s far worse than the problems she wanted to escape.

At the heart of this story, Peg’s shocking confession reveals the darkest side of corporate America. It raises a chilling question: How far will Lumon Industries go to protect its secrets?

Available for free, and exclusively on Apple Books.


  • Loved it!

    By np101kr
    Loved this little add on to the show. I’m so excited to see what will unfold in season 2 of Severance.
  • Unfinished

    By Gataki64
    WTH? This is the second book I read that just stops… It is unfinished. There is no plot or conclusion. Do people really enjoy this?
  • Thrilling

    By Leslie5296
    This short but very entertaining story was a great read. I love the cliff hanger it leaves us on. No clear answers and more suspicion arises after reading the book. Wish there was more to read but then it would defeat the purpose of the mystery!
  • Intriguing

    By Isaac Eastmond
    I was not sure what to expect but what I got was wonderful. This short story does not just enlarge the Lumon storyline but manages to explain Severance without actually spoiling anything. I definitely recommend reading this, and if you haven’t watched Severance yet you can definitely read this without spoilers.
  • Love this show

    By Isabelle2510
    Happy to have this small tidbit to tide me over as we await season two. Let’s release Ricken’s book next!
  • Awesome Extra

    By Crystal3116
    What a wonderful extra from the show Severance! It was just like the show--hopeful and sad. The booklet was cute and provided a few details I either missed on the show or were new. It's definitely worth reading if you're a fan!
  • Creepy and spooky

    By Duck Sneeze
    Scary that this is ever a possibility…
  • Just exciting

    By Orsolani
  • Meh.

    By kateonetrack
    Formulaic and boring.
  • Not consistent with the show

    By HQTinMI
    The secret code used that allows messages to be passed between an innie and her outie - I doubt this would work given what we see in the show. So this is too contrived. Also, being fed a possible meaning for the data files takes away from the whole point of it being bizarre and unfathomable. (Besides, there are far easier ways to blow up your competition.) Finally, it’s just wordy and the tone is too chatty and Al’s or chipper compared to the tone of the show.