I got this book as it was free on Kindle and I wanted an easy ‘filler’ before I started my Reading Group book which I expected to be heavy going (and it is!).
If I had the opportunity to go to a beach, I think this would be a perfect beach book. It doesn’t take too much thought, it is fast-paced and there are lots of little plot twists and turns.
However, the characters are a bit two dimensional, so it’s difficult to care too much about their fates.
The opening chapter is brilliant – I was totally intrigued, which could be why I sped through the rest of the book.
It’s difficult to stick this in a specific genre, it’s a thriller of types, but also has slight sci-fi elements to it. the basis is that there is an identifier in people’s eyes that only occurs in one person alive at any time – giving non-hereditory ‘generations’.
I think the thriller element was more important than the sci-fi, which was very intriguing and I don’t think it was explored as much as it could have been. However, there is a sequel (Soul Intent which is apparently £1.75, so I could be swayed!) and perhaps the sci-fi is persued further in this.
Good easy read!