The Fold by Peter Clines
Okay folks, this one’s a page-turner! I was hooked, line and sinker!
First and foremost, Mike Erickson is such an interesting protagonist! Mike has an eidetic memory, also called a photographic memory. What was the most unique here is the author’s descriptions of the way Mike’s brain works using “ants” to gather, categorize and file away what he takes in (can you say jealous? LOL!).
Mike has made the decision not to live his life being looked at as “different.” He wants to live just like an average guy, no fuss, no unwanted attention. He could have a very high paying job and has been offered such a few times through the years. But Mike is happy being a high school teacher and that’s that.
Then his old friend, Reggie, the one that keeps trying to recruit him, comes calling again. Reggie works for the government and he oversees funding for a secret project. The secret project involves teleportation! No way! Mike finds it hard to believe that people are buying into this.
A team of scientists are working on a new invention called the Albuquerque Door. The Albuquerque Door is run by computers and magnetic fields and creates a fold in dimensions, thereby transporting someone or something to another dimension. This makes traveling from one dimension to another as easy as crossing the street.
The question is, should the funding go on. The project doesn’t seem to be coming to fruition quick enough. There are questions about whether the scientists working on it are hiding something. This could be a huge discovery. But is it safe? Reggie talks Mike into going out to California and taking a look. What Mike finds when he gets there is beyond his wildest dreams.
My inner circle of readers had very mixed reviews on this one and I wasn’t sure what to think going in. I am a bit behind on my reviews and sometimes I find that’s not such a bad thing. I finished this one almost a month ago. So here I am several weeks later and I find that I’m still thinking back on this book and liking it more each time. That’s how this book sits with me. I really liked this character and this is such a well-written book. Peter Cline takes us on a very fun and interesting ride!
I want to thank the publisher (Crown Publishing) for providing me with the ARC through Blogging for Books for an honest review.