This just came out last week and I finished it last night. Talk about a real mind bender. Blake Crouch seems to have a real talent for it, perhaps that is why I love his writing so much.
This is the story of Jason. A particle physicist who teaches at a local college. He's married to the love of his life and together, they have a 15 year old son. Jason has regrets about choices that he could have made regarding his work, but overall he is satisfied with his life. One night, he goes to a party to congratulate a college friend on his latest career achievement. On his way home, he is abducted at gun point, injected with some narcotic and wakes up in a world that does not belong to him.
Imagine that for every decision that you make in your life, another version of yourself - out there in the multiverse - has made a different decision. The potential yous are endless. Somewhere out there, I went to law school. Somewhere out there, I walked away from my husband. Somewhere out there I never had a second child. Someone told me once that the wishes that we make here in this life, are granted to another version of ourselves. I like to think that's true and also, it makes me wonder why another version of me didn't wish for a pink, winged unicorn to ride to school?
I enjoy this author so much because he really makes you think. I haven't had this much fun questioning why since Cloud Atlas. Five out of five stars.