Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Published July 26th 2016 by Crown
Goodreads Summary: “Are you happy with your life?”
Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.
Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.
Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”
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.
From the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.
Review: This book completely blew me away! I’ve heard from so many people how great this book was so I was really excited to finally get my hands on a copy. I’ve only been getting into science fiction the last couple of years so I haven’t read too many books from that genre but this one was absolutely fantastic! The whole concept of multiverses is something that really fascinates me and while some of the more technical jargon is a little over my head, I still thoroughly enjoyed reading the science behind the theory. The characters were written so well that I found myself bonding to them and hoping for everything to work out. The writing and the plotting were both so masterfully done. I don’t want to say too much about the plot because it was so full of twists and turns that you need to be surprised with. I was at the edge of my seat for the majority of this book. This is a book I will be thinking about a lot for days. 100% superb.