I had just finished Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas and I wasn’t going to pick another intense thriller or Fantasy from my TBR for a while. Little did I know that Crouch had me in for a complete ride, I bought Dark Matter: A Novel from Avenue Bookstore solely based on the frequency I saw it online, I didn’t however know what it was about and never read a synopsis or blurb.
well that’s right. And boy am I glad I didn’t. I haven’t read a book in a long time that fucked up my mind completely, that’s what it did. I’m going to tell you about Dark Matter by Blake Crouch and you’re going to want to read it. Because you must, it’s that mind-boggling.
Spoiler Free Story Review
Crouch starts his story ordinarily with a family living a usual life, he takes you over relationships and memories and regrets, talks about compromises and life choices and friendships. You feel like you’re wrapped in contemporary just when the shit happens. You think you know when to expect the next turn but boy you’re kidding yourself, you definitely didn’t see that coming.
There’s possibly a parallel world, a different dimension of reality, an alternate life, perhaps multiverse? Not a science fan? No worries, there is Romance and Thriller and most importantly the book is packed with suspense that lets you dream about it once you’ve kept it aside, that is if you do.
I couldn’t put it down save for the time I spent breathing, releasing, you know the usual living.
Writing Style & Characterisation
I absolutely loved Crouch’s writing style, gripping from the very first page. It’s simple and clear even when talking about Physics and Quantum Mechanics. He doesn’t fail to give life to the smallest details in the story which makes the book all the more valuable.
Every character is well though of and brilliantly written, you challenge their decisions and hate their guts, an instance you even hold your breath because obviously Black compelled us not to part reality from fiction.
The only thing I didn’t love about the book is how the author dealt with one of the plot twists. A character that just abruptly is forgotten. More on
Book Title: Dark Matter
Author: Black Crouch
Genre: Suspence + Thriller + Sci-Fi
I haven’t read much of Sci-Fi but during this read I couldn’t help but notice the uncanny similarities to another series I read a while ago called The thousand Pieces of You Trilogy. Click on the link to Check it out 😉