"[A] cerebral thriller…. [Jensen’s] denouement is eerie and foreboding, leaving unanswered as many questions as it addresses."—Publishers Weekly(starred review)“Gripping…. Jensen weaves an eerie, haunting narrative, told … see full wiki
I really, really tried to like this book, but in the end I just couldn't. It's not because the book is poorly written, because it's not, or because the plot is very unusual, which it is. The truth is that I just couldn't get into the story line. I'm usually a reviewer who will accept the world view that the author presents to the reader, and go along with it. In this case, I just couldn't.
The plot involves terrible crimes committed by children against various members of their families, and concurrently acts of industrial sabotage committed by people who shortly thereafter commit suicide. The protagonist of this book, who has trouble relating to other people, is trying to discover what is causing these anomalies. There are all kinds of scientific things thrown around, and they tend to make the head spin. We read of death and destruction on a large scale, and gangs of feral children roaming around, possibly killing and eating their own companions. Something about time travel gets involved also, and, even though I read the book to the very end, I had given up quite a bit before that.