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Review: The FoldThe Fold by Peter Clines
Published by Crown Publishing Group on Jun 2, 2015
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction
Format: eARC from Netgalley
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: five-stars

STEP INTO THE FOLD.
IT’S PERFECTLY SAFE.

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.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This is science fiction done right! I was sucked into this story about Mike with his brain ants, and his investigation into the teleportation project that just feels wrong.

Mike has a photographic memory, which he describes as ants in his brain, and hates it. His desire for a normal life is so extreme that he goes out of his way to avoid overstimulating his ants. So he works a normal high school teaching job, doesn’t read, and doesn’t do anything exciting with information. But that all changes when his friend Reggie convinces him to audit a secret government project.

From the first page, I was hooked. The story just kept growing more and more exciting. I loved all the twists that happened, and even the ending had me craving another story with Mike. Seriously. Please tell me he gets another book.

The science explanations were easy to follow, and yet complex enough that they were easy to believe. This really felt like the perfect science fiction story, and I loved every page.

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