This is an original, riveting, multi-layered, suspenseful page-turner with vivid character development that is flawlessly executed throughout. You will be sucked in from the very first words. We come across futuristic developments like hover cars, ocular implants and drugs that can make your dreams come true and memories better. The story is written in a limited first-person point of view, alternating between the previously conjoined twins. We encounter bisexuality and same-sex marriages as well as some mild scenes of intimacy.
Conjoined twins Taema and Tila were raised in a secluded cult where all technology was forbidden. After heart failure at the age of 16, they escaped the cult, were separated and given mechanical hearts. Now, 10 years later, Tila is accused of the murder of a drug lord’s henchman. When she is locked up, the event is suppressed by the police, and Taema is asked to go undercover and take her sister’s place to find out exactly what occurred. (TOR, Jun., 384 pp., $24.99)