07 March 2024



By Blake Crouch


A 2024 Top Rated Read

NYC cop Barry Sutton investigates a phenomenon known as False Memory Syndrome (FMS); a condition causing false memories of a life that hasn't been lived — in many cases leading to despair and suicide. As FMS tightens its grip not just on the US but the entire world, Barry comes into contact with neuroscientist Helena Smith. Helena isn't aware of it yet but she alone holds the key to what's happening and the means to eradicate it completely. 

What a fantastic read! It blew my mind just thinking about the various timelines and personal sacrifices of the two protagonists. I'm not hugely into sci-fi by but Recursion captured my imagination and kept me gripped. It was very cleverly written, fast-paced and multi-faceted. A thought-provoking read that makes you consider the past, present and future in ways you never have before. I loved it.


Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Pan
Publication Year: 2019
Author: Blake Crouch
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller, Time Travel


At first, it looks like a disease. An epidemic that spreads through no known means, driving its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.

But the force that’s sweeping the world is no pathogen. It’s just the first shockwave, unleashed by a stunning discovery – and what’s in jeopardy is not just our minds.

In New York City, Detective Barry Sutton is closing in on the truth – and in a remote laboratory, neuroscientist Helena Smith is unaware that she alone holds the key to this mystery . . . and the tools for fighting back.

Together, Barry and Helena will have to confront their enemy – before they, and the world, are trapped in a loop of ever-growing chaos.

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