Really interesting start
This review will be a bit technical and focused on the first two chapters.
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First of all: I really enjoyed them. The story and idea are fresh, not something you've read before a thousand times in some form of other. Especially the community/cult setting is very interesting.
The first scene is engaging, you want to know more about the man in the blood-splattered lab coat. Also, I really like your 'voice', as I'm a sucker for clever comparisons, for example "thin like a cat's whisker".
In the second chapter I especially like the dialoges. You managed to avoid confusion about who was talking and every person 'sounded' different. What I also found remarkable was the natural way you described the different character's looks: these things, like the color of their hair, are noticed naturally by the main person, letting them blend in smoothly instead of slapping the reader in the face with a long description every time someone new appears.
The only things I would correct are some small decimal point mistakes and that in the first chapter a lot of sentences start with 'He', 'His', which can disturb the flow a bit.
All in all, definitely an interesting start :) I can feel the love and thought you put into this story