Detective Robert Miers is in trouble. His partner is missing, he’s suspended from work, and he’s got a gap in his memory that he can’t explain. Uncovering the truth means plunging into a bizarre new reality far beyond his comfort zone, an inescapable reality where memories can transfer from body to body, secret factions fight for control, and human life extends far beyond Earth. Is taking sides worth the risk-to his job, to his family, and to himself? And does he even get to choose anymore?
To be honest, I haven't read anything in the science fiction genre in quite a while. Though once I started reading this story, it was quite easy to remember why I used to loved Sci Fi books so much.
Nothing is as it seems and absolutely anything is possible.
The story started off incredibly fast paced and for the most part, continued like this for the majority of the book. I quickly became fascinated with the plot and couldn't seem to turn the pages fast enough.
Detective Robert Miers, the main character, suddenly finds himself thrust into a mysterious set of circumstances that threaten not only his life, but also that of his whole family. He soon realizes they are all in imminent danger and in order to protect them, he must quickly figure out who to trust.
He's also dealing with a loss of memory and the sudden disappearance of his partner. Who should he turn to now for help? Is there anyone he can safely rely on?
His every belief -- as well as his very existence -- is put to question. His whole view on reality is completely upended. What exactly is the truth?
This book is extremely well-written, has a fascinating storyline and is full of fast paced action, mystery, danger, and intrigue. It explores the possibility of a whole new reality.
It actually could all be true. Couldn't it? How do you know for sure?
I highly recommend this book to everyone. Don't question whether you should...just read it. You can thank me later.
An explosive debut novel by a fantastic new author. This book has everything you could want from a thriller - a tantalizing mystery that keeps you guessing as it rockets through the plot's twists and turns, intense visceral action with a realism that adds incredible tension, a first person everyman character who pulls you into his world immediately and gets you to willingly stay and a sci-fi twist on the typical masquerade that plausibly introduces a grey-on-grey morality that leaves you wondering if there is any morally correct chlice in the context. This story grabs you from the start and doesn't let up on the pulse pounding pace. I finished it in a single day, I just couldn't stop. Its also a complete story - it clearly preps for a sequel without relying on am unsatisfying cliffhanger. If you skip this book, you would be doing yourself a grave disservice
What an amazing story! I literally could not put it down.
Detective Robert Miers is having a rough go when he turns up seeing himself in a hospital gown at the site of an investigation. Before he can process the events of the day, he wakes up somewhere else with his partner missing, questions coming from all angles. From that day on, his life is forever changed, as is his family.
I hate reviewing a story and giving any information, so I'll just say YOU WANT TO READ THIS. It was high-paced, fast moving, and absolutely incredible. I read it in one sitting because I couldn't wait to find out how it ended.
It's a journey that takes you deep into the reality of other inhabitants on this planet, and how we coexist.
Very enjoyable read. Interesting premise. Well written. Good pacing. The main character was intriguing. I wanted it to be longer as I was enjoying it so much. Keep an eye on this author. He has a bright future.
When Detective Robert Miers and his partner follow the clues left by the stiff they found in the old apartment, it quickly leads them to their own deaths. But Robert wakes up to find he's not dead, just confused, with a gap in his memory and a missing partner. After being suspended pending an internal investigation, Robert follows clues on his own regarding the mysterious men in black, clues that cause him to question whether his entire life has been a lie.
Content: Drug Content: G - None.
Violence: PG - There's violence and death, a gun battle and ray guns. There is no real gore. Some people die in a fire off-screen.
Language: PG - The D-word is used once, and g-d is used a couple times.
Adult Content: G - there's really no sexual content of any sort in this work.
Christian content: Not really any. I wouldn't have any issue handing this to my kids to read, as they are all into their teens or beyond. There are questions raised in this book that make for some good talking points - ideas about loyalty, life and death, and our purpose in life.
Final analysis: This short novella is a whirlwind of twists and turns, a high-stakes action-packed scifi mystery. Fast-paced and immersive, the focus is more on action and plot than deep descriptive passages, which makes for a quick read with an interesting end. Five stars! * I received an electronic copy for an honest review
The story follows Robert, an investigator who’s been working on an odd case. Following a confrontation with suspected kidnappers Robert is the only one who didn’t disappear without a trace. After finding out about a connection to one of the suspects Robert finds himself unsure whether to trust the informant that sent him and his partner the tip or the main suspect who has an inexplicable family resemblance. Robert wants to be on the search team looking for his missing partner, instead he is going through a review and suspension at work. The story brings up some interesting questions. Specifically, I want to know what happens to someone that’s been imprinted, I want to know if the imprint can be removed. My favorite part is probably Roberts wife, she’s a very small part of the story, but even in her few short scenes that’s a woman I want to have on my side in a crisis. Robert feels to me more reactive than proactive. His path is laid out for him. He doesn’t have to do anything to get there. I feel like he could use more skin in the game earlier in the story. I think with this firecracker of a woman by his side he’s probably going to come out on top. My least favorite part is how fast the story ends. I feel like a few of the ending scenes could have been a little longer, but that is a small complaint. I rated this book three stars because while I enjoyed it, and it did make me think it didn’t really pull me in as quickly as it could have. I’m curious about where these characters may go in the future and how their new knowledge of the true nature of humanity might come into play in the future. This short book sets up so much potential for future stories. I really hope to see more works set in this world.
The writing is too simple...it lacks depth. The story as it started was intriguing...but it slowly steered away and into an unlikely plot line.
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I find it completely implausible that the “alien humans” in this story are embarking on a new stage of their planetary seeding process...they are now going to start seeding a new galaxy. REALLY??? With almost 9 billion earth-like planets in the Milky Way...they are going to use this unreliable, quirky process to start moving on to a new galaxy?!? The seeding process would have to be thousands of years more advanced in order to hit even a fraction of the Milky Way...and they’re already 9 billion full and moving on to other galaxies. That’s just ridiculous.
Very good reading! I loved the premise, found it very intriguing. In fact I wish it had been fleshed out a little more because of the innovative story line. I did think it could have used an edit for a few typos etc but overall a fast paced and engaging story line thst is an enjoyable read.
I would love to see a sequel. This is an idea that could turn into a great series.
Have aliens been here? Are you a Caretaker? In this book, we find that we may not be alone here. I found this to be a mystery wrapped in a paranormal fantasy. It leads you down the garden path into uncharted waters. You are left asking, could this be true?