The Doppler Affect is about a race of beings called doppelgangers, better known in the book as dopplers. I was approached by the author to read and re...moreThe Doppler Affect is about a race of beings called doppelgangers, better known in the book as dopplers. I was approached by the author to read and review this book, and while it sounded intriguing, I was cautious. I didn't necessarily think I wouldn't like the book, but I was worried because it was talking about something that I hadn't read a lot about. I just wasn't sure what to expect. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised and can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Christopher Sands is a banker, who also is a husband and father, and he is accused of murdering someone at his bank and theft. After not recalling doing the actual crime, and seeing where it very well could have not been the actual him, he sets off on a quest to make sure that his son, Michael doesn't fall into the same despair. I really felt for Christopher, but I have to say it was Michael that had my heart in this. Going through his life with pretty much no parents, he seems to be doing really good. He does gymnastics, and goes to Stanford where he is with his crush, Candace. At the start of his journey, something happens that turns his life on end and it is not the same. He finds out that while there are the doppelgangers that can shape-shift into any human being, he finds that he has a special ability of his own. Candace as well for that matter. I won't go into too much detail about it because I already feel I am teetering on the edge of gushing about it.
One of the things while reading this was that there was more adult content then I would have thought. Not saying it was bad, but just not something that I was expecting. BUT with the doppler race, that's really just a part of it once you know the story of their race a little better. I found the content bothering me less and less because I understood better what was really going on as I went further into the story.
Another thing I enjoyed about how it was written was seeing all sides of the things that were going on. Not only do you get to see what's going on with Michael and Candace, you experience what the "bad guys" are conjuring up and how the doppler race handles things in their own way. It ties together so well that I never felt lost or had the need to go back and see if I had missed something. It flowed well and was a very exciting read, it would actually make a pretty bad ass movie in my opinion. If anything to see how the dopplers shape shift and other things they do to continue on as a race. Not to mention see Michael's ability in action because I was really intrigued by what he could do.
I'm not quite sure when the next book in the series will be coming out, but I do know that I will be reading it because I have to know what happens with Michael and if he ever truly is able to rid himself of the doppler race. I highly recommend this story to anyone that enjoys an exciting story that has very few slow points without being too much. But definitely not for a younger audience because there are some pretty descriptive happenings concerning the adult content. (less)
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Ms. Roth, I CRAVE more of your writing! The ending was so right and yet so breathtaking and wrong at the same time..(less)