Five Minds

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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 arctic freighter. Wanting to buy upgrades for their next host body, they decide to travel to a Death Park where games are played and time can be gambled like money. But things go very wrong when Kate accepts a dangerous offer, and one of them disappears. It soon becomes clear that someone is trying to kill off members of the commune. But why?

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‘An addictive read that will remain with you long after you emerge from the rabbit hole’ – THE TIMES ‘A pacy, exciting and most unusual crime story’ – GUARDIAN ‘This clever, twisty debut really delivers. Gripping, well-written and intriguing on every level’ – SARAH PEARSE________________________________________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.______________________________________ ‘Brilliantly inventive. If you liked The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, you’ll love this’ – EVE SMITH’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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Weight 0.52 kg
Dimensions 23.6 × 15.8 × 3.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K