The Fold by Peter Clines

September 21, 2015
The Fold By Peter Clines, BloggingforBooks, Book Review, InToriLex
The Fold


The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn’t much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he’s content with his quiet and peaceful existence.

That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve: far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door. Using a cryptic computer equation and magnetic fields to “fold” dimensions, it shrinks distances so that a traveler can travel hundreds of feet with a single step.

The invention promises to make mankind’s dreams of teleportation a reality. And, the scientists insist, traveling through the Door is completely safe.

Yet evidence is mounting that this miraculous machine isn’t quite what it seems—and that its creators are harboring a dangerous secret.

As his investigations draw him deeper into the puzzle, Mike begins to fear there’s only one answer that makes sense. And if he’s right, it may only be a matter of time before the project destroys…everything.

A cunningly inventive mystery featuring a hero worthy of Sherlock Holmes and a terrifying final twist you’ll never see coming, The Fold is that rarest of things: a genuinely page-turning science-fiction thriller. Step inside its pages and learn why author Peter Clines has already won legions of loyal fans.


  This was a imaginative page turner. The first part of the book was a slow stewing thriller, then towards the end it became a fast action paced sc-fi exploration. Mike was a very like-able know it all, who's modesty put other characters at ease. His super-hero like abilities help to drive the story and draw in the reader. The story unfolds to Mike and the reader simultaneously, so the environment and realizations are a shock and explained well through Mike. The characters secrecy along with short chapters kept me reading faster and more en-grossed then usual.

The sc-fi in the book while complicated, was explained well. The author does not back down from any complicated quantum theory, but does so in a way so it didn't become skim-able background. I would definitely recommend this to people who may not enjoy sci-fi because this was more of a thriller then anything else.  The impact that teleportation would have on the world, definitely got my imagination going as well. Hopefully the future technology in this book will one day become a reality.
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 I definitely didn't see the twist coming, which was a shock to me. I thought I had figured everything out, but Mr. Cline set up the ending well. The only thing keeping this from being a five star book, was that I wasn't emotionally moved, but that may not be a bad thing for others. Everything comes together nicely and the quirks of the characters involved keeps things from being overly serious despite the subject matter. This was a great read, parts of the book encourage self reflection. Definitely pick this up if your a fan of sci-fi (or not) and looking for a book to get you excited about reading and invested in a good mystery. 

I received this book from BloggingforBooks in exchange for a honest review.


Kindlemom said...

Love those twists you don't see coming at all, they are fabulous!
Great review!

InToriLex said...

Thanks for commenting!!

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