Thank you to Netgalley, Pan MacMillan and Blake Crouch for my arc of Recursion in exchange for an honest review.
Author: Blake Crouch
Format read: Ebook
Publication date: 13th June 2019
Page Count: 336 Pages
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Genre: Science Fiction
Star rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Synopsis: The storyline splits between two characters. Helena Smith is a young scientist desperate to create a memory chair that will assist sufferers of Alzheimers like her mother. Barry Sutton is a New York police detective still grieving the death of his daughter when a Chance meeting causes him to begin investigated a new disease called False Memory Syndrome. What he discovers is that the woman wasn’t alone, across the country people are waking up with two sets of memories, like they’ve lived two different lives. Barry discovers that Helena’s research has led to a point where memories are not just preserved but remade.
I read Dark Matter last year and really enjoyed it and Recursion the second of Crouch’s books that I’ve read, didn’t disappoint. Like Dark Matter it opened up seemingly crazy concepts of time and space that became quickly plausible. Although I found it relatively slow to start with and got a bit lost in the switches of time and person I soon got to grips with it and then I couldn’t put it down! It was a rollercoaster ride of science, politics, crime and love and an exploration of the human psyche and conscience.
I definitely think I’ve found my go to author when it comes to science fiction!