The Gone World

The Gone World

2018 • 304 pages


Average rating3.9


The Gone World is an insteresting thriller with time travel elements and some bits of horror.

What is not is the marketing's salad combination of Inception, True Detective, 12 Monkeys, Interstellar, and The Silence of the Lambs.

I see how this book can appeal to those who enjoy the aforementioned movies, but it is definitely not all those things combined or even separated. It has nothing remotely close to Interestellar or Inception. Probably some bits of True Detective, but that's it. It also does a disservice to the book because I think it can stand by itself without being hyped with those blurbs.

Anyway, the story here is that of an officer from the NCIS who is sent to solve a case that involves murder and dissapearance. In the process, she finds herself traveling to the past and to many futures, trying to find answers to unraveling mysteries. This includes the end of the world, a different version of herself, etc.

An intriguing sense of gloom and doom is present throughout the whole story, captivating the reader with what could possibly be the resolution.

The book does a good job wiring paradoxes and blending thriller with Science Fiction elements.

Definitely one of the best surprises of the year. A year full of dull SF stories.

November 2, 2018Report this review