Dark Matter

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What to expect

‘Brilliant. . . I think Blake Crouch just invented something new’ – Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher series.

From Blake Crouch, the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human – a relentlessly surprising thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of, perfect for fans of Stranger Things and Ready Player One.

‘Are you happy in your life?’
Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.
Before he awakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.
Before the man he’s never met smiles down at him and says, ‘Welcome back.’

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.

Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined – one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

Critics Review

  • Brilliant. A book to remember. I think Blake Crouch just invented something new

    Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
  • It’s been a long time since a novel sucked me in and kept me turning pages the way this one did. Exceptional

    Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian
  • A masterful, truly original work of suspense. Crouch delivers laser-focused prose . . . and a touching, twisted love story that plays out in ways you’ll never see coming

    Harlan Coben
  • Wow. I gulped down Dark Matter in one sitting and put it down awed and amazed by the ride. It’s fast, smart, addictive – and the most creative, head-spinning novel I’ve read in ages

    Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Gravity
  • It also might be the most helter-skelter, race-to-the-finish-line thriller you’ll read all year

    Observer
  • Terse prose, strong characterisation and clever twists make for a quick, smart, engrossing read

    Financial Times

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