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False Hearts

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Description

To save her twin, she must take her identity.

One night Tila stumbles home, terrified and covered in blood. She's then arrested for murder, the first by a civilian in decades. The San Francisco police suspect that the drug Verve is involved, and offer her sister Taema a chilling deal to save her sister's life. Posing as Tila, she must infiltrate the crime syndicate running the drug to help bring it down. However, Taema's inquiries raise dangerous questions.

The sisters were raised by a cult which banned modern medicine. Yet as conjoined twins, they needed surgery to replace their failing heart, so had to escape. Now Tila discovers disturbing links between the twins' past and their present. Once unable to keep secrets, the twins now learn the true cost of lies in False Hearts by Laura Lam.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 24mm | 280g
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed
  • 1447286448
  • 9781447286448
  • 612,868

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A thought provoking, fast paced tale which uses characterization to capture reader's imaginations. A truly great read from a great writer * Starburst Magazine * A rich and entertaining sci-fi tale that is brimming with ideas * SciFiNow * This encompassing, fast-paced murder mystery in a cyberpunk, late 21st-century San Francisco . . . expertly explores themes of identity, totalitarian governments, cults, mind control, and familial love * Publishers Weekly * Its vision of the future is seductively terrifying * SFX * A chilling read that will have you gripped from page one . . . A must read * Woman's Own * An intriguing and fast-paced tale * Heat * False Hearts has an ingenious premise, and Laura Lam executes it flawlessly. Gritty and wise, your own pulse will be racing as you get caught up in this exciting tale -- Robert J. Sawyer A strong debut from someone who's clearly got what it takes -- Peter F. Hamilton I thoroughly enjoyed it, from its explosive beginning right through to a very satisfying end. This is very much a character-driven piece, and although the story is of twins, it is really Taema's tale. I can happily say False Hearts has been the highlight of my year's reading so far -- James Oswald False Hearts is that rarest of things - a fast-paced thriller with tons of heart and soul. Set in a chillingly believable future, it's bursting with original concepts and unforgettable characters. I defy anyone to put it down -- Sarah Lotz Just fantastic. Rarely have I torn through a book so quickly. Dark, smart, fast-paced & sexy -- Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season
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About Laura Lam

Laura Lam, author of False Hearts, was raised near San Francisco, California, by two former Haight-Ashbury hippies. Both of them encouraged her to finger-paint to her heart's desire, colour outside of the lines, and consider the library a second home. This led to an overabundance of daydreams. She relocated to Scotland to be with her husband, whom she met on the internet when he insulted her taste in books. She almost blocked him but is glad she didn't. At times she misses the sunshine.
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Rating details

1,222 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 20% (248)
4 42% (514)
3 27% (332)
2 8% (102)
1 2% (26)
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