Reviewed by: Jennifer Chretien, Reference Librarian
Rating: 4.5 stars
“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Jason, a physics professor who gave up a career in research in favor for a stable ordinary home life when his girlfriend became pregnant, is reasonably happy with his life choices. One night, he steps out to meet with an old college friend, who has been awarded a prestigious prize. He is abducted on his way home and from then on his life is no longer the one he chose. Jason then finds himself fighting to regain what was stolen from him.
This is a an unusual science fiction novel that causes the reader to ask themselves what they would do if they were faced with having to chose what was behind door #2. Do you fight for what you lost? Do you embrace your new destiny? It's an intense thrill ride of a novel that keeps you guessing until the very end.