Recursion by Blake Crouch [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: Recursion

Author: Blake Crouch

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Publish Date: June 11, 2019

Genre: Sci-fi & Mystery

Series: na

My Rating: 4/5

Recursion by Blake Crouch


Reality is broken. 

At first, it looks like a disease. An epidemic that spreads through no known means, driving its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. But the force that’s sweeping the world is no pathogen. It’s just the first shock wave, unleashed by a stunning discovery—and what’s in jeopardy is not our minds but the very fabric of time itself.

In New York City, Detective Barry Sutton is closing in on the truth—and in a remote laboratory, neuroscientist Helena Smith is unaware that she alone holds the key to this mystery . . .and the tools for fighting back.

Together, Barry and Helena will have to confront their enemy—before they, and the world, are trapped in a loop of ever-growing chaos.

Recursion by Blake Crouch


Barry is a New York City police officer who gets intrigued with a case concerning False Memory Syndrome – a mysterious disorder where the victim remembers a life they never lived. Helena is a scientist working on a project to help preserve past memories. When dangerous technology threatens past memories, Barry and Helena work together to save the future.

Told using various timelines and the alternating points of view of Barry and Helena. This is a mind-bending time travel thriller. The first part of the book is a little slow as the story builds, but once it comes together, it becomes an action-packed read.

A captivating sci-fi thriller about memory and time travel. Unique, riveting, and exciting.

Books by Blake Crouch:
  1. Dark Matter
  2. Recursion
  3. Upgrade

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