Shattered Minds
She can uncover the truth, if she defeats her demonsEx-neuroscientist Carina struggles with a drug problem, her conscience, and urges to kill. She satisfies her cravings in dreams, fuelled by the addictive drug ‘Zeal’. Now she’s heading for self-destruction – until she has a vision of a dead girl.Sudice Inc. damaged Carina when she worked on their sinister brain-mapping project, causing her violent compulsions. And this girl was a similar experiment. When Carina realizes the vision was planted by her old colleague Mark, desperate for help to expose the company, she knows he’s probably dead. Her only hope is to unmask her nemesis – or she’s next.To unlock the secrets Mark hid in her mind, she’ll need a group of specialist hackers. Dax is one of them, a doctor who can help Carina fight her addictions. If she holds on to her humanity, they might even have a future together. But first she must destroy her adversary – before it changes us and our society, forever.

Shattered Minds Details

TitleShattered Minds
Author
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 15th, 2017
PublisherTor Books UK
Number of pages384 pages
Rating
GenreScience Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller

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  • Laura Lam
    November 29, 2016
    This is the next Pacifica thriller after False Hearts. It's a standalone set in the same world, so it can be read in any order, though you'll learn a few details about False Hearts' plot if you read this first. Rather than being set in San Francisco, we move south to Los Angeles & Hollywood:It stars Carina, a female Dexter with a drug problem. She has a bunch of encrypted information dumped into her head, tied to five images (a bee, a rose, a thorn, a drop of blood, and heterochromic eyes), This is the next Pacifica thriller after False Hearts. It's a standalone set in the same world, so it can be read in any order, though you'll learn a few details about False Hearts' plot if you read this first. Rather than being set in San Francisco, we move south to Los Angeles & Hollywood:It stars Carina, a female Dexter with a drug problem. She has a bunch of encrypted information dumped into her head, tied to five images (a bee, a rose, a thorn, a drop of blood, and heterochromic eyes), and each are accessed by personal memories. Which one is the problem:She ends up partnering with a diverse group of hackers named The Trust, which includes Dax, a trans male character (& love interest):Together, they have to take down the evil corporation of Sudice, which Carina used to work for. Her old boss, Roz, is after her, and she's sort of reminiscent of Rachel from Orphan Black. It's probably my darkest book. I hope you like it. Image credits and more on my Shattered Minds Pinterest board.
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  • Julia Ember
    March 5, 2017
    A fantastic companion novel that revisits the world of False Hearts. This story follows Carina, a former brilliant scientist turned drug addict who lives out her murderous fantasies inside a drug-induced coma. The description of Carina as a female Dexter is pretty accurate in terms of her dreams, but I found her real-world character arc ultimately much more compelling than Dexter's rather lacklustre final seasons. As with False Hearts, the world building in this story is dark and vivid. In some A fantastic companion novel that revisits the world of False Hearts. This story follows Carina, a former brilliant scientist turned drug addict who lives out her murderous fantasies inside a drug-induced coma. The description of Carina as a female Dexter is pretty accurate in terms of her dreams, but I found her real-world character arc ultimately much more compelling than Dexter's rather lacklustre final seasons. As with False Hearts, the world building in this story is dark and vivid. In some ways this is an even darker book, because it doesn't have the loving twin bond element. I loved the pure sinisterness and bleakness of Lam's highly technical world. This is a separate story in the same world and can be read as a total standalone, although you get the benefit of knowing some of the characters in other contexts in False Hearts. A perfect blend of psychological crime fiction and futuristic sci-fi worldbuilding.
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  • Jess Jackson
    April 9, 2017
    I loved this book. Completely gripping fast paced, crime fun. I highly recommend it.
  • David
    March 16, 2017
    A fantastic futuristic and dark Neuromancer style world with brilliant inspiring characters.
  • ☙ percy ❧
    December 25, 2016
    anyways i'd probably sell my entire soul for an advance copy of this lmao
  • Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
    October 24, 2015
    Just y'all wait. This is incredible.
  • Elena
    April 5, 2017
    3.5 stars.I enjoyed the futuristic thriller plot, but I found the characters difficult to like and therefore difficult to care about. And aside from Carina, Dax, and Roz (the POV characters), the others didn't feel like fully fleshed out people to me. This is a problem I've had with this author in the past, but I always really love her concepts so I keep coming back to her anyway. Despite my lackluster feelings about this installment in the Pacifica series, I'm still looking forward to more.Than 3.5 stars.I enjoyed the futuristic thriller plot, but I found the characters difficult to like and therefore difficult to care about. And aside from Carina, Dax, and Roz (the POV characters), the others didn't feel like fully fleshed out people to me. This is a problem I've had with this author in the past, but I always really love her concepts so I keep coming back to her anyway. Despite my lackluster feelings about this installment in the Pacifica series, I'm still looking forward to more.Thanks to Tor and Edelweiss for providing a review copy.
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