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Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Fold by Peter Clines

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn’t much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he’s content with his quiet and peaceful existence.

That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve: far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door. Using a cryptic computer equation and magnetic fields to “fold” dimensions, it shrinks distances so that a traveler can travel hundreds of feet with a single step.

The invention promises to make mankind’s dreams of teleportation a reality. And, the scientists insist, traveling through the Door is completely safe.

Yet evidence is mounting that this miraculous machine isn’t quite what it seems—and that its creators are harboring a dangerous secret.

As his investigations draw him deeper into the puzzle, Mike begins to fear there’s only one answer that makes sense. And if he’s right, it may only be a matter of time before the project destroys…everything.

A cunningly inventive mystery featuring a hero worthy of Sherlock Holmes and a terrifying final twist you’ll never see coming, The Fold is that rarest of things: a genuinely page-turning science-fiction thriller. Step inside its pages and learn why author Peter Clines has already won legions of loyal fans. @goodreads



Wow! That was one trip of a book! I liked it :) I always know I like a book when I can't wait to see what's going to happen yet and I start talking out loud to the book and the stupidity of what people are doing or not doing.

I loved one of the main characters, Mike. I wish I could have his mind! I would love to have a smart, photographic memory. I would love to just have a smart brain, but I digress. I loved he was referred to as Sherlock, because who doesn't love Sherlock right? And he uses these references to ants in his head. Whatever works.

As everyone knows already, Mike is called in by his friend Reggie to go check on what these peeps are doing over at DARPA. So.. off he goes to see what's going on. They are working on a project they call the Albuquerque Door, which is a teleportation device. I'm not going to give out any spoilers on this, but lets just say, things don't go as planned.

I liked some of the characters in the book and not so much others. And of course one of the ones I like.. dies. Figures.

In the beginning I didn't like Jamie too much but she grew on me as the book went on, probably because she changed so to speak.

The story to me was out there, no pun intended this being a sci-fi book and all, and I thought it had a good storyline. I'm not sure if it matters that I didn't read the first book, but I thought this seemed to be fine was a stand alone.

With the exception of a couple of things, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and loved all of the craziness this author brought to the table! I think I might have to go back and read the first one!

I think a lot of sci-fi fans will like this book.

**I would like to thank NETGALLEY and CROWN PUBLISHING for giving me the opportunity to read this book for my honest review. **    4 Stars

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