Memory makes reality.
Neuroscientist, Helena Smith has been working for a long time on a way to recreate memories. Helena’s mother has Alzheimer’s and Helena is racing the clock to create something that will allow people to re-live those memories they have lost. But with her budget small, it may not happen.
Then one day a man walks into her office and offers her the dream of a lifetime. Full funding, state of the art lab, everything she needs to bring her vision to life. But is her benefactor doing this for other reasons? Maybe not so pure ones?
Meanwhile, an NYC cop, Barry, is learning first hand about a phenomenon the press are calling False Memory Syndrome. Driving people to kill themselves. Believing they have lived other lives and being driven out of their mind, not knowing which memories are real and which lives they are living now.
When Barry and Helen team up to bring down the horrifying invention that has been unleashed as a weapon, things get insane. Time shifts, reality shifts, memories shift. What’s real and what is not?
This is one of my favorite types of stories. A puzzle in a puzzle in a puzzle. I had to pay attention very closely to remember all of the timelines and it was worth every minute!
Very Well Done!
NetGalley/June 11th, 2019 by Crown Publishing Group (NY)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Blake Crouch is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the forthcoming novel, Dark Matter, for which he is writing the screenplay for Sony Pictures. His international-bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, that was Summer 2015’s #1 show. With Chad Hodge, Crouch also created Good Behavior, the TNT television show starring Michelle Dockery based on his Letty Dobesh novellas. He has written more than a dozen novels that have been translated into over thirty languages and his short fiction has appeared in numerous publications including Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. Crouch lives in Colorado with his family.