What if the murder you had to solve was your own? I hope everyone has been brushing up their investigative skills!
Lou is the happily married mother of a young toddler. Lou was also the fifth victim of a serial killer. Cloned along with the other four victims and brought back to life by the Replication Commission, Lou is just trying to settle back into her life and the job she loves. Very quickly Lou realizes that her life before was not as picture perfect as it seemed. Questions remain surrounding her death and who exactly she can trust.
This is not actually a murder mystery thrill ride, more an exploration on what it means to be brought back as a clone and all of the thoughts and struggles that go with it. The murder mystery just happens to be attached to it. It takes place in a plausible and almost familiar near future where cloning is possible and virtual reality is common. I absolutely loved Lou’s job in which she meets with clients in a VR space called The Room to hold them. She’s a hugger. The support group bits where Lou meets with the four other women who were victims did superficially remind me a bit of Riley Sager’s ‘Final Girls’ but not at all plot-wise. I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews probably as people are going into this thinking they are getting a wild thrill ride but I found it an interesting, thought-provoking, and quick read.