Title: The Fever
Author: Diane Hoh
Published: August 1996
Duffy has a mysterious fever that has robbed her of her strength and left her helpless in her hospital bed. Now she’s beginning to suffer from delirious dreams . . . or did she really witness a murder? Only the murderer knows for sure . . . and that makes Duffy the next victim. (fantasticfiction.co.uk)
Points for creativity, that’s for sure. I think being rendered physically helpless and unable to defend oneself would be pretty horrifying. And now you have to fear for your life? Yeah, I’d probably read this one.