Dark Matter
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Dark Matter

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“Are you happy with your life?”

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.

Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.

Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”

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.

From the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.

Title:Dark Matter
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1101904224
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:342 pages

    Dark Matter Reviews

  • Emily May
    Jul 28, 2016

    I suppose we’re both just trying to come to terms with how horrifying infinity really is. This book made me feel tiny. It was overwhelming and scary, but oh so very gripping too. Dark Matter is the...

  • Jennifer Masterson
    Oct 10, 2016

    LOVED IT!!! This book is insanity in a box! 5 stars! Believe the hype! Do not read many reviews! If you like sci fi or want something different and can suspend disbelief read or listen to this book!Th...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Aug 09, 2016

    It's terrifying when you consider that every thought we have, every choice we could possibly make, creates a new world. Dark Matter, to be blunt, is miles and miles away from the line that marks my ...

  • karen
    Nov 09, 2016

    congratulations! semifinalist in goodreads' best science fiction category 2016!what is this book….???i suppose it's best described as a sci fi/speculative fiction love story with philosophy sauce al...

  • Melissa ? Dog Lover ? Martin
    Dec 23, 2016

    I just read the craziest book and it was so good. I was going along wanting to find out what in the world has happened to Jason! Why has he lost his identity. Who are these people after him! I mean on...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Dec 23, 2016

    Dr. Mr. Crouch,I was first introduced to your work via my Aunt Janet “The Librarian” years ago; she started me off with your Andrew Z. Thomas/Luther Kite series and I knew I’d found a new favori...

  • Justin
    Aug 19, 2016

    I loved the premise of this story.Are we really happy? What if we made different decisions in life? What if we could live out choices we never made but wished we did?What if we went left instead of ri...

  • Paromjit
    Aug 10, 2016

    Dark Matter is a book that thrills, horrifies and asks deep philosophical questions. It begins with Jason, a physics professor surrounded by his beloved wife, Daniela, and his teenage son, Charlie, co...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    May 17, 2016

    Blake Crouch is a very tricky guy. *Warning-this is a mostly gif review because I have no clue on how to review it without spoiling.*You really can't review his books without giving them away. A buddy...

  • Petrik
    Dec 30, 2016

    4.5/5 Stars(My last review of 2016 and I’m really glad it’s this book that I chose. Thank you very much to one of my GR best friend Mary for recommending this book to me.) “Are you happy with yo...

About Blake Crouch

Blake Crouch

Blake Crouch is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the forthcoming novel, Dark Matter, for which he is writing the screenplay for Sony Pictures. His international-bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, that was Summer 2015’s #1 show. With Chad Hodge, Crouch also created Good Behavior, the T