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Thanks to a vaccine called headspace, violent crime is a thing of the past. Headspace doesn’t prevent violent thoughts, it prevents you from acting on them. There hasn’t been a murder in nearly 50 years.

Gone are the days when cops carried guns. Gone are the days when law enforcement was trained to deal with heinous crimes. In the year 2109, cops are nothing more than glori
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Published November 24th 2018
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Ann-Marie
DNF

Another one I just couldn't get into. Neither the just missing stereotypical hardboiled detective nor his Android with a heart of gold sidekick appealed to me, and I kept forgetting they were investigating a series of murders.

I received this book free from Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.

No review, so no rating.
Jesse
Feb 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I won a copy of this book in a GoodReads giveaway.

Headspace is a fun little sci-fi thriller. In a society where violence has been inoculated out of the population, Marcus Harvey has to grapple with the first murder in half a century, and what that means for society. At the same time, he struggled with the meaning of humanity, as he is helped by his android partner, C. Lisp. Hardy and Lisp work together to solve the whodunnit, and bond together as friends, despite their hardware differences.

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Len
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Investigating the first murder in the world in over fifty years

Bouchard presents us with a world , in the not too distant future, where a human has not been murdered in over half a century. Thanks to a drug called Headspace administered to all at birth, individuals cannot carry out a desire to kill. When a brutal murder is committed, it 's up to a pair of law enforcement officers, who have never carried a gun, to find the killer. Their only guide to a homicide investigation are history books. I
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The Book Hermit
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I won this book in the Goodreads giveaway. I thought it was a great story and it was written well. It was a fast read, with no low points. The story takes place in the future were murder is a thing of the past, due to a drug called Headspace, that is mandatory for all people to take. After a body is found, a police officer and his robot partner are given the task of solving the crime as two more bodies turn up, all having something in common. This book is great for fans of Asimov's robot stories ...more
Marcy Chestnut
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, giveaway
I won this in a giveaway, and I am so glad because otherwise I'm not sure I would have bothered with it. I'm glad I read it, since it combines my two favorite genres, sci fi and mystery. The central idea is well presented, and C. List was a great character - much more human in some ways than his human counterpart. Not the most subtle of books, but I very much liked the ending, although I had to think about who these characters were. I hope this is the start of a series.
Dawn
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I won this e-book in a Goodreads giveaway.

I enjoyed this futuristic sci-fi murder mystery. I found the premise intriging and the story line well played out.

The main characters a human and an android worked perfectly together in an almost Sherlock Holmes and Watson way. I thought it was well written and while a quick read it was captivating.

Joy
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A pleasant romp in a 'whodunit'? I enjoy the banter between the android and the human. It left the question open, just what qualifies as human? This was a free download from Goodreads.
Kristy
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Good book with interesting plot. Not a ton of characters like some books. Nice teaser of another book. I would recommend this book for Syfy lovers
Thomas
Oct 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Interesting take on the murder mystery novel.

A final pass on a grammar checker could have cleared up the few remaining oops.
Otherwise enjoyable.
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J.W. Bouchard writes horror, science fiction, mystery, and fantasy novels.

On his lifelong journey to become a famous author, he also fancies himself a modern day Indiana Jones, enjoying a life of high adventure, exploring ancient ruins, scuba diving to sunken temples, climbing mountains and surveying vast cave systems. He has traveled all over the world and is always looking to add more destinatio
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