Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tears in the Rain by Rosa Montero

It is the year 2109 and Bruna Husky is a replicant.  As such, her life is limited.  Knowing that, she begins each day with reciting how many days of life she has left...

Wunderkind PR sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It is being published at the end of this month and will be available in both ebook and trade paperback.

This author is a Spanish journalist and the daughter of a bullfighter.  Her words in this story are almost translucent; you read them but know there is more there than what is apparent.  Her story grabs your interest right in the beginning and drags you along until the last pageThis is a busy, entertaining story and I enjoyed reading it.  In fact, I'm keeping the ARC for me to re-read again in the future.

Bruna learns that replicants are going wild and trying to kill each other (or themselves) when her neighbor comes to visit and attacks her.  She investigates things for a living, so she begins to look into why someone would be killing replicants who only live ten years anyway.  Why would anyone want to shorten an already short life?

The reason behind the murders is complex and unusual.  Replicants have implanted memories to allow them to function.  Now someone is implanting dangerous false memories...

There are odd people, a few aliens, replicants and regular humans in this tale.  No matter how strange they are, I found myself caring for these characters.  They had life, they had emotions, and they had friends.  I think I would enjoy meeting some of these oddities.  They're interesting people.

If you ever seen Blade Runner, you'll definitely want to read this book.  Why not visit the land of the future and see what has caused this crime and how Bruna handles itYou won't be bored. 

Happy reading.     

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