Dark Matter - by Blake Crouch

My Rating: 4 Stars

Blake Crouch the author of the Wayward Pine series, that was made into a TV show, is back with another terrific book.

It is difficult to review this book without giving away the plot. So here goes!

Jason Dessen is a college professor that is abducted at gunpoint and knocked out and left in some abandoned building in Chicago. When he wakes up, he is surrounded by strangers. The problem is that he is not a stranger to them. Jason just wants to get back to his wife and son but reality is playing tricks on him. Basically, this is a sci-fi thriller about choices, the path taken and the path we could have taken. Dark Matter is a fast read and it was difficult to put down once I started reading. Dark Matter is a fun sci-fi story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is definitely mind-blowing and will leave you thinking of the possibilities. I can't really say more than that without giving it all away. Just read it!

If you have read any of Bake Crouch's books before, then I think you will really enjoy Dark Matter. If you haven't read any of his books then you're really missing out.
Copy received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

From the books blurb:

From the author of the bestselling WAYWARD PINES trilogy, a brilliantly mind-bending science-fiction thriller in which an ordinary man is kidnapped, knocked unconscious—and awakens in a world inexplicably different from the reality he thought he knew.

Jason Dessen is walking home through the chilly Chicago streets one night, looking forward to a quiet evening in front of the fireplace with his wife, Daniela, and their son, Charlie—when his reality shatters.

It starts with a man in a mask kidnapping him at gunpoint, for reasons Jason can’t begin to fathom—what would anyone want with an ordinary physics professor?—and grows even more terrifying from there, as Jason’s abductor injects him with some unknown drug and watches while he loses consciousness.

When Jason awakes, he’s in a lab, strapped to a gurney—and a man he’s never seen before is cheerily telling him “welcome back!”

Jason soon learns that in this world he’s woken up to, his house is not his house. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born.

And someone is hunting him.

Is the life Jason remembers just some crazed dream? And can he survive long enough to discover the answers he needs?

About the author:

Blake Crouch is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the forthcoming novel, Dark Matter, for which he is writing the screenplay for Sony Pictures. His international-bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, that was Summer 2015’s #1 show. With Chad Hodge, Crouch also created Good Behavior, the TNT television show starring Michelle Dockery based on his Letty Dobesh novellas. He has written more than a dozen novels that have been translated into over thirty languages and his short fiction has appeared in numerous publications including Ellery Queen and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. Crouch lives in Colorado with his family.

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