Five Minds: The Speculative Thriller of 2021
'An addictive read that will remain with you long after you emerge from the rabbit hole' THE TIMES 'This clever, twisty debut really delivers. Gripping, well-written and intriguing on every level' - SARAH PEARSE
'Brilliantly inventive. If you liked The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, you'll love this' - EVE SMITH ________________________________________
SHARING A BODY CAN BE MURDER
The Earth's spiralling 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, each living for four hours at a time. But with a combined lifespan of nearly 150 years.
Alex, Kate, Mike, Sierra and Ben have already spent twenty-five years together in what was once Mike's body, their frequent personality clashes leading to endless bickering, countless arguments, and getting themselves stranded on a Russian Artic freighter. Wanting to buy upgrades for their next host body, they decide to travel to a Death Park where time can be gambled like money. But things go very wrong when Kate accepts a dangerous offer, and one of them disappears.
Someone is trying to kill off members of the commune. But why? Is one of them responsible? Or is an outsider 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. ______________________________________ 'Morpuss is set to become a powerhouse in speculative crime. A feast of a book' - HELEN FIELDS 'A whip-smart, searing debut, which grinds into the mind like cursed clockwork' - MATT WESOLOWSKI 'A mind-stretching and irresistible premise deftly spun into a twisty, page-turning action-thriller' - PHILIPPA EAST '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
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