Now in paperback, Dark Matter is the bestselling mindbending thriller from the author of the Wayward Pines trilogy. This LibraryReads pick is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.
“You’ll gulp Dark Matter down in one afternoon, or more likely one night . . . Alternate-universe science fiction [and] a countdown thriller in which the hero must accomplish an impossible task to save his family. There’s always another door to open, and another page to turn.” —New York Times Book Review
“A mind-blowing sci-fi/suspense/love-story mash-up.” —Entertainment Weekly
“A fast, tasty read with a killer twist. It’s a whole bag of barbecue chips…just sitting there waiting for you to devour in one long rush.” —NPR.org
“A hard tale to shake . . . makes its characters—and readers—wonder what life would have been like had they made different decisions. Relatable and unnerving.” —USA Today
“Draws on questions and anxieties we all wrestle with in the dark hours…Crouch has invested [sci-fi motifs] with scientific plausibility, and more unusually, with emotional depth.” —Wall Street Journal