Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Book Review: Doppelganger by Shawn Stern

DOPPELGANGER (P.R.I.M.E. Trilogy Book 1)
by Shawn Stern
Publisher: Invader Press
Published: Jan. 1, 2014

Amazon Synopsis:


The day Shane Fisher is mistaken for one of the thieves of a bank robbery, his ordinary life is turned upside down. Propelled into a dark dangerous world, he must race to discover the truth about himself and a reality he never knew existed. With the help of a mysterious stranger, Shane discovers that he possesses powers and abilities far beyond his wildest imagination. 

DOPPELGÄNGER is an adventure of murder, betrayal and chaos; one man's loss - and discovery of personal identity. This novel blends scientific realism with technological fantasy, blurring the lines between fact & fiction. After the first few pages the reader will find themselves in a world at once both familiar yet bizarre and thrilling. 

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My Thoughts:

"Doppelgänger is a German term that translates to "double goer," or "double walker."" Even among the billions of people on the earth it is assumed that there is the possibility that there could be walking around another person that looks exactly like you.

Doppelgänger blends some of today's scientific facts with science fiction creating a most intriguing plot. The book leaves it up to you to decide what is fact and what is fiction.

Shane Fisher is the manager of the bookstore just a couple of doors down from the bank. On the day of the robbery at the bank he meets his doppelgänger and his life is changed forever. He is mistaken as one of the gang members and has to behave as one of them in order to save his life.

Fragile, one of the gang members, recognizes that there seems to be something different about Cole (the gang member) and takes him under his wing. Amid a flurry of harrowing action scenes Shane displays abilities that totally surprise himself. Plot twists lead us right up to the surprise ending. The ending is a cliffhanger only it's not a cliffhanger that you would expect.

I loved the blend of science fiction and fantasy. It allowed for unique and thought-provoking look at the world. It also gave a new way to develop the Shane's personality.

If you are a science-fiction fan this book should be right up your alley. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I would highly recommend it. I’m looking forward to reading book 2 of the trilogy. I gave it five stars out of five.

Thank you to the author who provided a copy of this book in exchange for fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts or my own.

About the Author

Shawn Stern was born in the summer of 1977 in Los Angeles, California. He holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has a propensity towards naming his pets after writers and philosophers. He lives in his hometown of Malibu, California.

DOPPELGÄNGER is his first novel.

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