Five Minds (2nd September 2021)

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ONE BODY. FIVE MINDS. ONE KILLER.

The Earth’s growing population has finally been controlled. Lifespans are limited to eighty years, except for those who make an extreme choice: to become a commune. Five minds sharing one body, living for four hours at a time.

But with a combined lifespan of nearly 150 years. Alex, Kate, Sierra, Ben and Mike are a commune. They have already spent twenty-five years together, arguing, reconciling, alliances shifting and re-forming.

They travel to a Death Park where games are played in which extra lifespan can be gambled like money. The plan is to win time to upgrade their next host body. But then Kate accepts a dangerous offer, and one of them disappears.

Someone is trying to kill off members of the commune. Is one of them responsible? Or is someone else playing a deadly game? It’s hard enough to catch a murderer. It’s almost impossible when you might be sharing a body with them…

This brilliant murder mystery blends classic crime with speculative fiction in a stunning debut.

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‘This clever, twisty debut really delivers. Gripping, well-written and intriguing on every level’ – SARAH PEARSE

‘Guy Morpuss is set to become a powerhouse in speculative crime. A feast of a book’ – HELEN FIELDS

‘Brilliantly inventive.

If you liked The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, you’ll love this’ – EVE SMITH

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ONE BODY. FIVE MINDS. ONE KILLER.

The Earth’s growing population has finally been controlled. Lifespans are limited to eighty years, except for those who make an extreme choice: to become a commune. Five minds sharing one body, living for four hours at a time.

But with a combined lifespan of nearly 150 years. Alex, Kate, Sierra, Ben and Mike are a commune. They have already spent twenty-five years together, arguing, reconciling, alliances shifting and re-forming.

They travel to a Death Park where games are played in which extra lifespan can be gambled like money. The plan is to win time to upgrade their next host body. But then Kate accepts a dangerous offer, and one of them disappears.

Someone is trying to kill off members of the commune. Is one of them responsible? Or is someone else playing a deadly game? It’s hard enough to catch a murderer. It’s almost impossible when you might be sharing a body with them…

This brilliant murder mystery blends classic crime with speculative fiction in a stunning debut.

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‘A whip-smart, searing debut, which grinds into the mind like cursed clockwork’ – MATT WESOLOWSKI

‘Consider my single mind blown! An astonishing and original concept, deftly executed’ – DAVID JACKSON

‘A mind-bendingly original debut. Nothing short of a cross-genre masterpiece’ – ADAM CHRISTOPHER

‘The world-building of Gibson with the pace of The Running Man. A fantastic ride’ – TIM GLISTER

‘Extraordinary. I’ll be thinking about this book for a very long time’ – VICTORIA SELMAN

‘This book sucked me into its dark futuristic world. A fantastic debut’ – LOUISE MUMFORD

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9781788165662

Author

Morpuss, Guy

Publisher

Profile

Binding

Hardback

1 review for Five Minds (2nd September 2021)

  1. Anna Kierczynska

    I love this feeling when I’m reading a debut which is so perfect that I’m blown away! And that was definitely the case with Five Minds.

    This book has everything:
    -> sci-fi & dystopia + murders!
    -> a set of characters which are so different and yet they’re forced to work together
    -> GAMES! And if you go on Guy’s website you’ll find several games that you can actually play
    -> perfectly built world and the storylines
    -> betrayal and revenge

    I truly cared about the characters, I wished them all the best and hoped they’re going to survive whatever was coming for them. I felt engaged in their stories and I couldn’t believe how some of them could behave knowing they’re stuck together for over a hundred years!

    The story is fascinating, there’s not a single moment when you want to put down the book. You just need to continue, even though it’s a middle of the night and you should wake up at 6:30 in the morning!

    The idea to build such an interesting world, the choices that people need to make at 17, the reasons why they need to make them – unique. It’s terrifying because who knows what will happen in a few hundred years if we won’t stop killing the planet and the science will keep developing and improving.

    It was so entertaining, perfectly plotted, super enjoyable.

    I’ve read over 150 books so far, and this one is definitely in my top of 2021.

    I hope to see many more stories coming from Guy Morpuss!

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