Review: Recursion by Blake Crouch

“False Memory Syndrome” sounds like a real thing, and it is. It is also the starting point for this outstanding thriller which is part time travel, part love story. It is a book, above all, about memory. Like many time travel stories, this is one where the plans go wrong from the outset. A New York City detective whose daughter was killed in an accident several years earlier, is sent back in time to prevent her untimely death. What follows from this is not what I would have expected, and the novel moves in several unexpected directions from then on. There is a beautiful love story at the heart of the book, there is one very nasty villain, and there is a technology that really, really needs to be stopped (and I’m not talking about AI). Recommended.