Review: The Fold by Peter Clines

Thursday, August 6, 2015

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.  
A cunningly inventive mystery featuring a hero worthy of Sherlock Holmes and a terrifying final twist you’ll never see coming, The Fold is that rarest of things: a genuinely page-turning science-fiction thriller. Step inside its pages and learn why author Peter Clines has already won legions of loyal fans

My Review:
Mike Erickson looks like just another normal guy. However, there is much more than meets the eye when it comes to him. What most people don't know is that he has eidetic memory-  or photographic memory. He is easily one of the brightest men in the world. Regardless, he is perfectly happy with staying under the radar. Until an unbelievable opportunity presents itself.
After reading about this book, I was so curious about it. I knew I had to read it because it seemed to be unlike anything else I had ever read. It has been a while since I read Sci-Fi but I really enjoyed this book. The first half of the book drove me crazy. It was non-stop goodness and I devoured each page. I think I enjoyed the first half more than the whole book itself. I guess I expected a lot more from this book than what I got.
I felt like the guys over at DARPA were a bit of a-holes when they were interacting with Mike. They were arrogant and full of themselves even though Mike never failed to be right. (I mean, come on, the guys a genius.) The whole concept of The Fold was amazing. Teleporting hundreds of feet away by taking a single step? How awesome is that? I was blown away by that itself. It was a mind-blowing, intense read and I would recommend it to anyone who genuinely enjoys Sci-Fi thrillers and mysteries.The book always kept me guessing all the way until the end. All in all, it was actually a good read in the end.

Disclaimer: This review copy was provided to Reads By Rose by Blogging For Books in exchange for an HONEST review. My reviews will always remain unbiased and truthful. -x

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