Lingering by Melissa Simonson (2019)
Fiction | Sci-Fi
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Expected Publication Date: March 31, 2019
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This was definitely an interesting read…If you’re into science fiction, not the space stuff but the wild technological type, then this is a book for you. AI is always an uneasy yet unrelentingly intriguing puzzle to ponder and I really liked how this book posed the possibility through the lens of love and loss. And not only do we get to witness a plot threaded with technology both amazing and terrifying, but the fast-paced plot weaves together characters that come together in connection to Clarissa: her fiancé, her murderer, and her creator. This was a good blend of sci-fi, thriller, and heart.
There’s a lot that evolves throughout this story but I’m going to keep my review short because this is just one of those books where knowing less is more when you decide to pick it up and dive in. But as I said, it’s got a lot going for it. If you like science fiction, artificial intelligence, crime thrillers, and an unexpected depth and weight beneath it all, then seriously, check this one out.
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Meet Melissa Simonson!
Melissa watches more Dr. Phil than is optimal, and lives in Massachusetts with her husband, son, and herd of animals.
She could probably beat your ass at Harry Potter trivia no matter how much she’s had to drink.