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Publisher's Summary

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 USS Libra - a ship assumed lost to the darkest currents of Deep Time. Moss knows firsthand 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.
©2017 Tom Sweterlitsch (P)2017 Penguin Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Veronica on 03-07-18

What an amazing find!

The description of the book did not did not do it justice. It’s incredibly difficult to really summarize Gone World because the author does such a brilliant job of blending hard science fiction, crime suspense, and a bit of horror. I didn’t know much about the author or the book when I started and I’m glad I didn’t. It grabbed me from the first chapter and I listened to this though my commute, workday and somewhat unfortunately, through most of the night. The only thing I didn’t appreciate was the epilogue. But I’m ignoring it because it doesn’t really matter. The book is brilliant.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lexington Rooke on 02-19-18

Best story I've listened to in months

What did you love best about The Gone World?

This story possibly has the most comprehensive implementation of time travel out of any book I've listened to. Normally time travel is fraught with paradoxes and loops with no beginnings, but this seemed feasible.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character is a disabled, female, possibly bisexual time-travelling NCIS agent. What more needs saying?

Any additional comments?

If you loved mind bending plots like Inception, you should love this novel.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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