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From a writer to whom comparisons to Margaret Atwood s "The Handmaid s Tale" and S.J. Watson s "Before I Go To Sleep" are justified ("Library Journal), "in "Prototype, "a woman s dual pasts lock onto a collision course
Emma looks forward to the day when she can stop running from her past both of them. But when Declan Burke decides he wants his wife back, there s nowhere on the planet she can hide. One man could help her, but he s the person Emma most dreads confronting: Noah Tucker. When she finally returns to face him, Emma discovers that Noah has moved on and another woman is raising their daughter.
Emma will stop at nothing to reveal the truth and prove she isn t the woman they thought she was. Even if it means she winds up dead. Or worse, reborn."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 12mm | 240g
  • Plume Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142181560
  • 9780142181560
  • 1,378,162

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Praise for "Archetype"
"M.D. Waters has given us that rare and wonderful action heroine who possesses both nerve and emotional depth. That rich characterization combined with an intricately crafted sci-fi mystery made ARCHETYPE an enthralling debut that I couldn't put down." "#1 New York Times" Bestselling Author Richelle Mead
"I love reading debut novels because I want to find the next awesome author that's going to shake up the reading world. And that's what is going to happen with M.D. Water's first book Archetype, coming out in Feb 2014. Twenty pages into the book I knew I wouldn't be getting much sleep until I finished every last page and re-read a few more. It will probably be categorized as sci-fi, and it is, but it's not too far off from the reality we all can understand. Oh, there are some changes, and you learn more about them as you go, but really, you will just fall into the complex storyline and puzzle along with the heroine as she tries to figure out what exactly has happened to her life. This is a high concept, high adventure, steamy love story with plenty of action and violence. I am still dreaming about the characters, which makes me very happy to have learned that Water's second book will be coming out in July 2014. I will absolutely be the first person in line for it."
Jackie Blem, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO
"This is one of those unforgettable, breathless books you want all your friends to read."
Kym Havens, Wellesley Books, Wellesley, Massachusetts
"Archetype"is outstanding! While reminding me of Marge Piercy, George Orwell, and Margaret Atwood, this book takes off on its own from the very beginning . . . . The holographic texture of this story is absorbing and peels away at dystopia creating something else entirely. M.D. Waters is her own cup of tea that I can t see anyone putting down.
Emily, City Lights Bookstore, Sylva, North Carolina
"[A] dazzling debut....This is one of those books that seeps into your consciousness. It breeds discontent. It forces one to ponder the possible 'what if?' "
Krys Tourtois, Schuler Books and Music, Lansing, Michigan
"A mystifying tale that tiptoes up and grabs you by the throat....With writing that is supremely confident, Waters builds the tension slowly and Emma's doubts and secrets multiply until the haunting explosion of the truth."
Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, New Mexico
""Archetype"is can't-put-it-down, up-all-night-reading fantastic. Emma is an endlessly fascinating, deeply compelling narrator, and I loved every moment I spent in her head."
Sarah Holt, Left Bank Books, St Louis, Missouri
"A chilling, action-packed futuristic thriller....Like the works of Margaret Atwood, "Archetype"has kept me thinking about it and the questions it raises long after having turned the last page."
Billie Bloebaum, Powell s Books, Portland International Airport, Portland, Oregon
""Archetype"is a thrilling and engaging story, with lots of plot twists and mysteries to keep readers excited and entertained. I would definitely recommend this book to other readers who enjoy anything from science fiction to romance... this book has it all."
Katherine Konishesky, RJ Julia Booksellers, Madison, Connecticut
"A"rchetype"is a thought-provoking novel that will appeal to science fiction lovers and romance readers, alike."
Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, Virginia
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About M D Waters

M. D. WATERS is the author of "Archetype." She lives in Maryland.
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1,414 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 26% (370)
4 36% (514)
3 28% (394)
2 7% (105)
1 2% (31)
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