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.
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.
Rating: 5 stars
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch is absolutely stunning. There is a combination of genres that make up this brilliant novel. A little bit of science fiction, mystery, and mostly all thriller. The story is powerfully written in a way that keeps readers flipping the through the pages. Fast-paced, easy to read, and a read that sucks readers in whole. From the beginning to end readers are lured by the mysterious of what’s about to happen. They know something is about to occur but what and how…keeps them turning the pages in haste to solve the answer. Science, research, abduction and fear. This story sends chills down my back as I progress deeper. An unknown fear takes over as the main character is taken and his fate hanging in the balance. Dark Matter is amazing. The ending is just as satisfying as the beginning. How far do humans fight to get back to where they want to be? To find the answer, readers must open up the novel and read. I loved reading this tale. A fictional world where I lost myself inside the scenes. Well-written and masterfully woven. Bake Crouch knows how to create a piece that readers will never forget. Overall, I highly recommend Dark Matter to readers everywhere.