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Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty Book Review

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Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

Six Wakes Book Review

While each crew member aboard Dormire was cloned in the event of their death, all six never imagined waking up at the exact same time. And to wake up amidst their murder scene is one of the most unsettling encounters to experience. Especially when your mind map is missing decades of memories. Together the crew must find out what happened and who wiped out the entire crew.

This clone murder mystery is one of the most gripping sci-fi stories I have ever read. Readers will be cast into the anxieties and doubts of each crew member. Chapter by chapter the point of view will change allowing readers to see everyone’s inner thoughts and experiences. And the pieces of information are expertly revealed, laying out a maze of possibilities the reader and characters must navigate. You’ll be guessing right up until the end who was responsible.

Six Wakes also explores a myriad of ethical dilemmas. The crew members have their own opinions on clones and their rights. And given the various ages of clones on board, they have witnessed historical moments in clone history. The good and the bad. Each crew member has deep seeded secrets and past regrets that could have pushed them over the edge. Not to the one debate hanging over all their heads. Just because the previous version of someone committed murder, does that mean the new clone should be held responsible? What if within 25 years, something happened to trigger the event, but it would never happen again?

This was a phenomenal read. Six Wakes will pull readers in and refuse to let go. The science fiction elements are easy to digest and accent the overall world-building and plot. I highly recommend this to fans of murder mysteries and sci-fi.

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