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3.34  ·  Rating details ·  56 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
A debut psychological thriller of one man's journey through the memories of a killer.

If your memories aren't your own, then whose are they?

One man is about to find out when he ingests a mysterious drug that throws him into a hallucination so vivid that it seems real.

Because it is...

Now, Dr. Taylor Briggs will embark on a journey to unlock the mysteries of his own p
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Berkley Trade (first published 2005)
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Rowan MacBean
After the first twenty pages of this book, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to finish it. I already had three major complaints. First, there were typos. Second, there were other major editing errors, like when a patient was admitted to a hospital with his eyes gouged out and then a paragraph later the doctor was making note of the patient's "blond hair and green eyes." And third, there were exclamation points. Lots of them. And I don't mean in speech or thought. The author used them in narra ...more
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Oy vey, where to start. This book had so many problems, the most glaring was the worst editing I've ever seen. Using the word previous instead of precious, mentioned a patients empty eye sockets (where his eyes have been gorged out) and then 2 paragraphs later talking about the same patients blond hair and green eyes. There were others but those 2 were in the first 7 pages. I almost gave up then. What kept me going was the story. It was actually fairly interesting but with a very poor execution. ...more
Tressa  Mounsey
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Couldn’t put it down

This is the page-turner I’ve been looking for. Finally a book I couldn’t put down. It’s been awhile since I have become so engrossed in a book. Highly recommend.
Janelle Dazzlepants
Nov 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, mystery, crime
I read this having seen the movie a couple of years ago, and I have to say that the movie really doesn't do this book justice. I remember liking the movie, though it lingered in B-movie territory, and felt that it could have benefited from a bit more explanation here and there. That's where this book comes in :)

The plight of the poor abducted girls is much more horrifying in this novel, and the experiences with the powder much more vivid - you actually get inside the killer's mind, instead of j
May 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
For this to be a book I just picked up because it was $4 turned out to be a great $4!! I really enjoyed did get a little nutty (?) at times and you had to be on your toes in a since to pick up some clues because you could just tell something was going to come up about certain people that kept being mentioned.

I'm not writing this review after immediately reading it so somethings I may want to point out I have forgotten a bit at the moment to recall them, but I think this was a very enjoy
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Интригуваща книга, трябва да призная. В началото не ми беше особено "хващаща", но постепенно историята се развива и започва да придобива форма и загадката става все по-интересна. Третира се тематиката за паметта и спомените, дали и доколко те са генетично заложени в нас, като биологични същества. Определено дълбока тема, по която не е размишлявано в нужната дълбочина, нито пък има някакви научно обосновани факти, върху които да се разположи историята, но пък идеята е сама по себе си интересна и ...more
The book follows the story of Taylor Briggs and his experience with a "drug" which causes him to "see the memories" of a killer.

The story line is not very sensational but it was portrayed in a very captivating way so it kept me reading. Full of twist - some of them predictable, some of them shocking. The characters were complexed and very well built.

I don't recommend this book for people who don't like to read about violence against children but if you don't have a problem with that I highly rec
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
While this novel did include some interesting ideas about memory, genetic inheritance, and the possibility of passing memories from one generation to the next, it ultimately reads like just another thriller. The ending and finale are predictable and fall fairly flat after the vivid memories that are glimpsed along the way.
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I went looking for a crazy book, and I found it. I could hardly put this book down. In fact, I really didn't want to. I didn't auctually know there was a movie until half-way through reading the book. And the ending was a huge shocker. I thought for sure I'd figured it out, and I was wrong!
Curly Q
Aug 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
I love this book, great insite on mind and dreams.
May 09, 2011 is currently reading it
A little slow in the beginning, but I like it so far!
Mar 08, 2016 rated it liked it
A little hard to follow so I ordered the movie as a supplement...I like the movie ending better!
Jen Egan
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Movie was better.
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