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(4.5) As always, Crouch knows how to keep you on your toes and does a great job at mixing thriller and sci-fi genre.
A mysterious disease starts affecting people's memory, giving them memories of a life they never lived. NYPD detective Barry Sutton is trying to investigated how the False Memory Syndrome is spreading and ultimately will come to face Helena Smith a neuroscientist who invented a device that's changing the world.
Recursion will make you question time, memory and life.
While the characters and dialogues didn't grab me from the start, I grew to care about them and their story more and more. By the end, I couldn't put the book down.
The story also became a lot darker than I expected (which I loved!) and the concepts mentioned were fascinating.
If you've enjoyed Dark Matter by him, I recommend you pick up this one.
Can't wait to see the Netflix adaptation!
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory – his most ambitious, mind-boggling, irresistible work to date.
“An action-packed, brilliantly unique ride that had me up late and shirking responsibilities until I had devoured the last page . . . a fantastic read.” – Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian
Memory makes reality. That’s what New York City cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome – a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.
Neuroscientist Helena Smith already understands the power of memory. It’s why she’s dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious moments of our pasts. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent.
As Barry searches for the truth, he comes face-to-face with an opponent more terrifying than any disease – a force that attacks not just our minds but the very fabric of the past. And as its effects begin to unmake the world as we know it, only he and Helena, working together, will stand a chance at defeating it.
But how can they make a stand when reality itself is shifting and crumbling all around them?