Boy meets girl. Boy stalks girl. Girl already has a stalker. Boy becomes her stalker-stalker.
We've seen it all before, many times, but this time it's different. If only slightly. When Gomez Porter becomes a test subject in an experimental drug trial, he is asked to keep track of any strange experiences through a blog. What Gomez isn't ready for, is so many of his experiences suddenly seeming strange; the antiques dealer trying to buy his old tax papers, his neighbor boiling salamanders on his balcony at midnight, the super sexy lab assistant who falls for him but is unable to express herself in terms outside the realm of science. But when one of the trial participants turns up dead and another goes missing, Gomez begins to fear for his life. No longer sure who he can trust and which of his experiences are real and which merely drug induced illusions, he decides it's time to go underground and work out a devious plan.
Now, years later, his blogs have been recovered from a defunct server. For the first time we can find out firsthand what happened to Gomez as he takes us on a wild ride of discovery.
Graham Parke is responsible for a number of technical publications and has recently patented a self-folding map. He has been described as both a humanitarian and a pathological liar. Convincing evidence to support either allegation has yet to be produced.
Here's What I Think:
There is no denying the cleverness of this concise story. It is written much like a screenplay in that it flows as a movie would. The twists and turns left me guessing. Usually I can figure out the end by about the 60% mark in the book, but not this book. Parke is very talented in his ability to convey a mysterious tale. There are some technical parts, but nothing too heavy. And the comic relief is wonderful, even laugh out loud funny. Overall a good, albeit short, read. If you enjoy mystery/suspense books you will enjoy this. It will be perfect for a day in hammock.
Disclaimer: Although I did receive a copy of this book from Pump Up Your Book I was in no other way compensated to write this review.