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Win the NEXT August book of the month: Recursion by Blake Crouch

We have five copies to give away.

The stakes are raised to fever pitch in this intense sci-fi thriller that dwells on memory and how it shapes our identity.
The story alternates between two characters in two time periods – NYPD detective Barry Sutton in 2018 and neuroscientist Helena Smith in 2007 – and it begins with Barry, who is doing his best to talk a woman away from the edge of a building.
Before leaping to her death, she tells him she's suffering from False Memory Syndrome – a frightening condition in which individuals have other people's memories implanted in their brains.
Next, we encounter Helena who, 11 years earlier, is working on a machine that allows people to relive their memories. Her motives are pure: if she succeeds, people with dementia and brain injuries will be able to regain their memories and recognise the important people in their lives. When a wealthy philanthropist offers her an unlimited budget to develop her ground-breaking technology, she seizes the opportunity – something she ends up regretting deeply.
Back in 2018 Barry starts investigating False Memory Syndrome and how it spreads and ultimately he comes face-to-face with Helena.
It's at this point that author Blake – who is carving out a name for himself as the sci-fi writer du jour – really starts bending his readers' heads. Without giving too much away, it's safe to say the two characters find themselves in a quest to save the world as we know it.
In addition to being a twisting, terrifying thrill-ride, this book is also an epic love story and a great choice for anyone who likes their plots thick and the pace fast.
Simply fill out the form below and enter the unique code from the August issue of NEXT magazine to be in to win.

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