In this wildly imaginative novel for fans of Dark Matter and Ready Player One, listeners are transported to the near future, and when a young boy attempting to teleport gets lost in transit, his parents will do whatever it takes to find him in “the in between.”
The year is 2047, and teleportation is the cutting-edge transportation method of choice—Teleportation Services International (TSI) operates facilities in all of the world’s major cities. When Lillian, a TSI employee, wins a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation, she knows it’s just a photo op for the tech giant, but she takes the opportunity and books a trip to Tokyo with her husband Jackson and their six-year-old son Cole. But before they arrive, tragedy strikes: Cole disappears in transit.
Lillian and Jackson take very different paths to cope: Lillian wants justice for her son’s death and attempts to find those responsible by conducting a covert investigation from within TSI. Jackson, meanwhile, is convinced that Cole is still alive somewhere in “the in between” and teleports back and forth from Japan, over and over again, to find him.
Ultimately, this explosive and thought-provoking story asks ambitious questions about technology, power, and our rapidly changing world.
Check out the interview about the book at the Washington Independent Review of Books here.
And a few questions with The Irresponsible Reader here.
Tara Laskowski wanted to know what scares me.
“The thought-provoking story provides an engaging exploration of the dangers in relying on technology. It’s also a poignant audiobook. The author immediately sparks a connection between the listener and the characters, and one feels their emotion as the story progresses. Between the mystery of the child’s disappearance, the character connections, and the unique concept, this is an Audible Original worth noting.” Audiofile Magazine (full review here)
“There’s something for everyone in this book—an element of a thriller, some great SF Technology, some conspiracy elements, the environmental setting, some media commentary, some Big Business critique, a lot of focus on people with anxiety issues and/or mental health diagnosis, ethical quandaries, parent/child stories, and a touching love story, too. Get this into your ears, folks, you won’t regret it.” The Irresponsible Reader (full review here)
“I loved everything about this book, the characters, the plot, the narration; it was all just such a great experience. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes teleportation as a theme, or is a fan of sci-fi in general.” A Bookworm with Wine (full review here)