Jill Williamson exposes a host of quandaries in her latest release, Replication. When Dr. Goyer accepts a new position at Jason Farms in remote Alaska, his daughter Abby is faced with the grueling task of making new friends in a high school that is nothing like the one back home. And between the odd way her father is behaving and the unwanted advances from the local jock, Abby misses her deceased mother desperately.
One day, Abby decides to follow her father into work where she explores the desolate barn which houses the lab he works for, but it’s the odd boy who sneaks his way into her life that creates the most curiosity. Who is he and why does he look so much like the local jock? Could his story be true? Would someone create more than fifty copies of the same person only to kill them when they turned eighteen? And what does her father have to do with any of this.
Ms. Williamson does a smart job of creating intrigue and mystery in her seamless tale of this shadowy topic. She doesn’t shy from the tough questions, nor do her characters. This story read quickly, leaving me missing the characters when it finished. A highly recommended book.
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