Monday, June 29, 2015

The Fold by Peter Clines

Whenever the flap of a book boasts a twist you won't see coming, I should anticipate a let-down.

Peter Clines has written a fascinating story about a device that appears to transport a person many miles in one step.

The main character is a teacher named Mike Erikson who has a photographic memory. He is recruited by a friend to explore this device and report back.

This is an absolute fun read. The characters are all unique and have their own voice - however one voice has the unfortunate habit of popping off "f-bombs" like popcorn. They feel like real people exploring an exciting new adventure in travel.

Of course things can't be all rosy. The very first scene should alert the reader that something odd will rear its ugly head later on in the tale.

It's part sci-fi, part mystery, part horror. Plenty of "what would you do" scenarios for you to discuss with your friends after they have read this too. Because, who are we kidding, you'll want them to read it as well.

I couldn't put this book down. Partly because of how well it was written and partly because I wanted to find out what the twist would be.

Sadly, I never experienced the twist I wouldn't see coming. Maybe it was so twisting that it passed by and I completely missed it.

If nothing else, The Fold is an enjoyable read and left me wanting to read more of Cline's work. (bravo)

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Crown Publishing.

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