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The Gone World
The Gone World | Tom Sweterlitsch
Inception meets True Detective in this science-fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope. The Gone World follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind. Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In Western Pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL's family--and to locate his teenage daughter, who has disappeared. Though she can't share the information with conventional law enforcement, Moss discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U.S.S. Libra--a ship assumed lost to the darkest currents of Deep Time. Moss knows first-hand the mental trauma of time-travel and believes the SEAL's experience with the future has triggered this violence. Determined to find the missing girl and driven by a troubling connection from her own past, Moss travels ahead in time to explore possible versions of the future, seeking evidence or insight that will crack the present-day case. To her horror, the future reveals that it's not only the fate of a family that hinges on her work, for what she witnesses rising over time's horizon and hurtling toward the present is the Terminus: the terrifying and cataclysmic end of humanity itself. Luminous and unsettling, The Gone World bristles with world-shattering ideas yet remains at its heart an intensely human story.
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Traci1
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I'm loving this book, but it's making me feel incredibly stupid. Time travel books are my jam, and this one is impossible to put down. I'm hoping by the end I'll understand everything that has me scratching my head at the moment. So far, even though I'm struggling with some of the "thinkier" concepts, like quantum foam and Brandt-Lomonaco knots, this is the best book I've read this year.

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• Read in January 2022 for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club #LMPBC Round 13 - GroupE

Mind-boggling sci-fi mystery. I really enjoyed it but I think I am the only one in my group that finished it. To each his own…

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#LMPBC Round 13 - #GroupE
@rsteve388 @suvata @DGRachel @Johanna414

Got this in the mail yesterday. As soon as I finish my library book, I‘m digging in.

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rsteve388
The Gone World | Tom Sweterlitsch

#LitsyLove The Match Emails are going out for this #LitsyLoveValentinesDaySwap There are still a few more to go out and should go out tomorrow morning, please give us until 12pm.MTN tomorrow before you ask where your match is.

UPDATE: All emails have been sent!

Thanks yall

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Johanna414
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@rsteve388 The Gone World is headed your way! Unfortunately, I felt very similarly to Rachel. There were some really cool ideas, but the writing style didn't work for me at all. Hopefully your experience with it will be better! @DGRachel @suvata #lmpbc

DGRachel I‘m sorry you didn‘t enjoy it. I had hoped my issue with it was just because I was so sick. 😔 13mo
Johanna414 @DGRachel no worries - they can't all be winners! 13mo
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Johanna414
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New Rudolph pjs ✔
Christmas tree with lights ✔
Mug of tea ✔
Ready to dive into this month's #lmpbc title!
@DGRachel @suvata @rsteve388

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Johanna414
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I think these were delivered yesterday, but I didnt notice my husband had brought them in until this morning... it was a good book mail day!
My #lmpbc book from @DGRachel arrived and I'm really excited to start reading it! @suvata @rsteve388
My #littlechristmasswap package from @kimmypete1 was delivered too- Thank you! Its going under the Christmas tree until opening day ❤🎄🎁
I'm headed to the PO to deliver my package tomorrow! @bookish_wookish

bookish_wookish Yay! 🎄 14mo
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DGRachel
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I‘ve been so sick with bronchitis the last week+ that I haven‘t been able to read at all. I finally picked this back up for book club and I‘m so confused. It‘s like the rules for time travel change depending on what the plot needs. I have to finish it this weekend, but it‘s giving me a headache. Has anyone else read this? Does it get better/start to make sense or should I just accept that it‘s gibberish I will never comprehend?

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#LMPBC Round 13 - #GroupE
@rsteve388 @suvata @DGRachel @johanna414

Looks like Group E is all set. 🤗

rsteve388 Sweet!!! Very excited to read these books. 1y
suvata @rsteve388 Me too. 1y
Johanna414 I think this is going to be a great round of books! 1y
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DGRachel
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Hey #GroupE! The tagged book is supposed to be - Sci-Fi Mystery Thriller if you want all three. The others are straight mystery-thrillers. If none of these appeal, I‘ve got tons more mystery novels on my shelves in a variety of sub-genres, with a mix of authors, translated or not, and locations. Just let me know if I should search for anything specific. 😌

rsteve388 I have Gone World as an audiobook that I just picked up. So this sounds great. That's my pick! 1y
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DGRachel @rsteve388 I‘m leaning towards Cruel is the Night only because it has overall better ratings and I already own it. I‘ll have to buy Gone World. Not a hardship if it‘s the book everyone else prefers. 😂 1y
rsteve388 Oh, well. I can change and adapt. My choice is now Cruel is the Night. ;) 1y
Johanna414 The only one I'm a little hesitant about is The Boy in the Suitcase, just because I'm a wimp when it comes to “small child in peril“ storylines. The rest all sound fantastic though!
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DGRachel @Johanna414 The title of that one makes me a little queasy, too! We can cross that one off! 1y
DGRachel @Johanna414 @rsteve388 @suvata I‘m going to go ahead and go with The Gone World. It has better Goodreads and StoryGraph reviews than Cruel is the Night, even though Litsy reviews are the opposite. Fingers crossed. 1y
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Angitron
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Mehso-so

I can‘t quite put my finger on what went wrong with this one for me, but this was a disappointment. Oddly dull for a story about time travel and the end of the world, and the plot felt overly complicated. However, I‘m giving it a “so-so” rating for showcasing some really interesting ideas and a truly terrifying end of times vision.

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khooliha
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A weird book, one that, under all the government murder investigations, is sort of about how the death of a friend might be the end of the world.

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khooliha
The Gone World | Tom Sweterlitsch

Heard good things about this book and I'm finally reading it (pretty sure Nocturnal Readers box sent me this one years ago, back when they existed). Gotta say, I don't trust a single damn thing about the time travel - seems like a lot of self-justification! Seems like relatively tidy lies you tell yourself to make it okay! I am intrigued way more by this mystery I'm concocting than the one it presents, which isn't a complaint.

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Coffeymuse
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Favorite book is tagged but these were all amazing reads!

I ended the year with 50 books which was amazing cause I had months without reading. 2020 was a very odd year that we shall never speak of again.

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TheSpineView
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Klou This book sounds good!!! Great choice! 2y
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Petelord
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Wow what a story. What a novel. I love strong female protagonist and Shannon Moss is one of the best. This is truly an outstanding read. Highly recommended!!!!

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OutsmartYourShelf
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Panpan

The book starts off as a crime procedural which develops into a sci-fi story. The beginning is good but it becomes a convoluted mess. Also the ending is a complete cop out. 2⭐️

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IhoardBOOKS
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My latest Book Outlet order has arrived. Can‘t wait to start jumping into some of these 😊

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kammartinez
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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5 ⭐️s

Sci-fi and horror play well together in the hands of a capable author, and this novel‘s a great example of how awesome that mix of genres can be when the writer nails the mix just right. The only downside to this book is the ending: falls flat, does not take advantage of all that momentum leading up to it. That aside though, this was really fun to read, and would likely translate well onscreen, big or small.

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Elodin
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Mehso-so

I liked it. I'm not really sure how I feel about the ending, but it was an extremely interesting read. Sometimes frightening, sometimes emotional. I'd recommend it if you need something to gnaw on after Dark Matter.

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throwmeabook
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Looking forward to leaving the snow storm behind and spending a few warm and sunny days in Phoenix, Arizona. The tagged book will be keeping me company on the flight today. 📚😎✈️ #ReadTheUSA2020 #Pennsylvania

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parasolofdoom
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parasolofdoom
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Newest find in my quest to read all the quantum fic

DeeLew I forgot about that book! I got a copy in the infamous NRB box. As bad as that whole experience was, we did get some decent books out of it. 4y
parasolofdoom @DeeLew bahaha fairly certain that is where this copy came from! 4y
parasolofdoom @DeeLew ps your hair looks so cute! 😍 4y
DeeLew @parasolofdoom Thank you 😊❤️ 4y
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Cartoom
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A surprisingly effective reading experience combining murder mystery with scientifically feasible time travel that avoids the stereotypes. There is a steep curve of tension, violence and complexity going hand in hand, but hanging in there was rewarding. And it‘s always satisfying to read something with an original twist which is definitely the case with The Gone World. #timetravel #mystery #scifi
Five out of six for me...

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Cartoom
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1. Weird - 2. David Mitchell - 3. ‘Kalak‘ by Kim Leine - 4. Biography - 5. The Gone World. #hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 4y
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Violetta
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1. Tagged, and I'm half through The Magus by J. Fowles
2. I like both, but if the series is longer than trilogy, I almost never get to read it whole 😅
3. And together they walked back through the gateway to the Muggle world 🧙‍♂️

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Violetta
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I really love it when endpapers aren't blank but show pictures or maps, and Gone World's are outstanding! 😍 I planned for a quick tea-time reading, but spent some time relishing this mesmerizing picture instead✨

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Tanzy13
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This science fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope that follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind...

Luminous and unsettling, The Gone World bristles with world-shattering ideas yet remains at its heart an intensely human story.

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Merganser
The Gone World | Tom Sweterlitsch

Fringe meets True Detective.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4y
AlwaysForeverReading Welcome to Litsy!!!💜💙♥️💙💜 4y
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TracyReadsBooks
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Well, I didn‘t love it...which means lunch with my friend who really wants to talk about it should be a lot of fun. I thought the book was good, really loved the premise—time traveling Naval investigator trying to solve a murder while staying one jump ahead of the end of the world/universe & finding the going much more difficult & complicated than expected—but thought the execution was good not great (dragged a little). A pick for the premise...

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TracyReadsBooks
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I‘m done distracting myself from this book. I need to finish it so I can start Brandon Sanderson‘s Skyward—my son just finished it, promptly demanded the sequel (for which there is no publication date yet), & then told me I need to read it so we can talk about it. He refuses to say anything about it until I read it because he doesn‘t want to give anything away. Talking about books is always fun. Talking about books with your kids is THE BEST!

BookNerd9906 ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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The.Intentional.Reader
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So, so good! Been described as a cross between True Detective and Twelve Monkeys.

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TracyReadsBooks
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I‘m fairly certain that snow is nature‘s way of saying, “You know what? Today‘s a good day to stay inside reading.” So, that‘s what I‘m going to do now that errands are done. The tagged book and The Sixth Extinction, a pot of tea and maybe a cookie or two or three or...❄️📚☃️📚❄️

Crazeedi Perfect plan! I wish we were getting snowed in but only getting a couple inches 4y
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TracyReadsBooks
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My next book is one a friend asked me to read so we could talk about it. I love books that people have to talk about. This one has the murder of a Navy SEAL‘s family, a missing daughter, a secret spaceship and time travel. Hope it lives up to its promise! At the very least, I‘m expecting a good conversation when I‘m done!

Tamra I love book conversations and don‘t get enough! 4y
imyril I‘ve got this on request at the library. It sounds so intriguing! 4y
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TracyReadsBooks
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This week‘s book haul is small but mighty. I picked up the tagged book because a friend asked me to read it so we could ”go to lunch and talk about it.” And the other book, The Lost Book of the Grail, is one that‘s been on my radar forever so I thought why not?!? Bonus—its cover is designed by my all time favorite book cover designer/artist Will Staehle.

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The Gone World by Tom Sweterlisch
This Body‘s Not Big Enough for the Both of Us by Edgar Cantero
The Cabin At the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosely
The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Still of Night by Jonathan Maberry and Rachael Lavin
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

BkClubCare Yay! I have Calculating Stars to listen to and will take your rec to audiobook Washington Black 4y
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Avanders
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Looooooook 🤤🤤🤤
Mother-in-Law takes me to my favorite used-new bookstore for Christmas. And a big budget!!!
🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

BarbaraJean Oooh! Neil Gaiman! Becky Chambers! 📚💜📚Such a great haul there—enjoy!! (edited) 4y
HeathHof Loved the Graveyard Book! 🖤 4y
AlaMich Your MIL rocks!! 4y
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BookishMarginalia 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 4y
InLibrisVeritas Your MIL is amazing! 4y
BeansPage OMG I'm so jelly 😍🤤😍 4y
CouronneDhiver Wow! 😍😍😍 4y
DivineDiana How fantastic is she!!! 4y
ravenlee 😲 wowzers! 4y
LeahBergen Nice! 😍😍 4y
batsy That's amazing! Enjoy ❤️ (coincidentally I was just looking up the tagged book today; it came up in a year-end best-of list :) 4y
Avanders @batsy that's awesome! It was a random-browsing find for me, but sounds right up my alley! ☺️☺️ 4y
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Ansirin
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Panpan

I only have myself to blame because I wanted hard sci-fi, and boooooy did I get it. The premise is: “It‘s NCIS! Solving crimes via time travel! Something something apocalypse!” It was like catnip to me (not the NCIS part because really?). I was instantly engrossed, but the book fizzled out for me. Amazing concepts, twists and turns galore, but too much gore plus and ending I hated left me cold. 2/5

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BookMaven9
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If you love #horror #timetravel #endofworld #murdermystery #thriller #spacetravel then this is your next wild ride!

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pgh.femme
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Hard to look up from the book to watch my son‘s game.

SledgeReader Best times ever! Enjoy!! 😊 5y
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Minervasbutler
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Mehso-so

Thought this time-travelling crime story started out great then lost its way after 200 pages or so. It just got too confusing, though that may just be my limitations.

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Minervasbutler
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Loving this weird book!

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East_Of_Imagination
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Just finished The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch! Soooooo good!! Kept me on edge and guessing the whole time, one of those books you will forgo sleep to find out what happens. Shannon Moss is the bad ass heroine we have all been waiting for! A blend of thriller, sci-fi, mystery, time travel, apocalypse, and crime novel. Highly recommend!

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Asktheletters
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I flippin‘ loved this book. I‘ve seen it referenced as “True Detective meets Inception / Twelve Monkeys” and that‘s kind of accurate: time-travelling-crime-adventure colliding with horror-sci-fi. It kicks off with a bang that‘s just...super creepy and cinematic. If you enjoyed the “omg, what did I just read” aspect of Ninefox Gambit, then give it a go. Although a warning for violence.

East_Of_Imagination Yassss! I just started this book and was hooked from the prologue. I made the mistake of starting it alone at night and now I‘m traumatized 🙈 5y
Asktheletters I had a similar experience lol! That prologue is both brilliant and horrifying. 5y
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East_Of_Imagination
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I spoke too soon about avoiding the winter weather! A snow day is perfect for starting a new book like The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch. A special agent investigates the murder of a Navy SEAL‘s family in this time bending sci-if thriller

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Jocelyn73c
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I recently won this new Tom Sweterlitsch book from Littsburgh, Pittsburgh's hub of local literary news/events. Tom lives in Pittsburgh and used to be a librarian here, like me. I never win anything, so I was super excited!! This book is all my favs: murder mystery scifi time traveling craziness!! I can't wait to dive in!! 📚👍🙏

jamie_in_the_library What??!!!!! This sounds awesome! 5y
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Bookartbookmarks
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Bailedbailed

I‘m sorry, but what is going on here?

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Neuvel
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Edge-of-your-seat crime fiction that bends both time and mind. Think True Detective meets 12 Monkeys. Throw in the end of the world and you can begin to imagine where this gut-twisting tale will take you. In a word: Woah!

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 2! Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine military service division. Western Pennsylvania 1997, she investigates a SEAL family's murders and the missing daughter. The SEAL was an astronaut aboard the USS Libra, thought lost in Deep Time. She'll time-travel to versions of possible futures to crack the case. She'll find that her work is important to humanity, tied to Terminus: our cataclysmic end! #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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