Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

On recommendation from my husband I re-read Dark Matter recently. Before I started reading I couldn't remember the story but as I read the first few lines the story came flooding back. That didn't diminish my enjoyment of the book because, as with any good book, there were intricacies and mysteries within the main storyline that I'd forgotten. I've read a couple of books by Blake Crouch now and I enjoyed them a lot. I don't tend to read science-fiction much but Dark Matter had more mystery and intrigue and that kept me interested.

About Dark Matter


'Are you happy in your life?'

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.
Before he awakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.
Before the man he's never met smiles down at him and says, 'Welcome back.'

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.

Might be the most helter-skelter, race-to-the-finish-line thriller you'll read all year, with a clever, mind-boggling final twist.

The Guardian

My thoughts on Dark Matter By Blake Crouch

Jason Dessen is one tough physics professor. Reading about his trials to find the family he loves and challenges thrown in his way was both fun and eye-opening. He starts out as a "normal" professor who loves his family but as he's challenged in ways he never thought possible his true strength shines and he shows determination and drive he didn't know he was capable of.

From the moment I started reading I was pulled into the story, flipping pages as fast as I could to find out what happens to Jason and his family. As well as the science based storyline there was mystery too, and it kept me guessing throughout.

As with most books my favourite part was the ending, it was a satisfying end filled with action and drama.

Jason Dessen appealed to me because he's a family man. During his journey the only thing on his mind is his family, and I can relate to that.

If you enjoy science-based stories that stretch facts, but not enough to make you question the whole premise, stories that follow regular people on a journey they never expected but conquer anyway, you'll love Dark Matter.

Exceptional. An exciting, ingeniously plotted adventure about love, regret, and quantum superposition. It's been a long time since a novel sucked me in and kept me turning pages the way this one did.

Andy Weir, New York Times bestselling author of The Martian

You can buy Dark Matter on Amazon.

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