The Gone World

The Gone World

Inception meets True Detective in this science-fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope. The Gone World follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind. Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In Western Pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to sol Inception meets True Detective in this science-fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope. The G...

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Title:The Gone World
Author:Tom Sweterlitsch
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:The Gone World
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:383 pages pages

The Gone World Reviews

  • Blair
    Oct 09, 2017
    I wanted to read this because of the story that Neill Blomkamp is adapting it into a film, as well as the fact that Sweterlitsch has served as co-writer on a number of Blomkamp?s Oats Studios projects. I mention this first because The Gone World, being pretty high-concept sci-fi, is ...
  • Linda
    Jul 10, 2018
    4.5 stars A diagram-requiring mind blowing time-traveling murder mystery. ...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Mar 28, 2018
    If there is one book that I feel inadequate to review, it's The Gone World, because it's so mind-blowing fascinating and sometimes a bit too much for my little brain to take it, but at least I think I grasped most of what was going on in the book. Still, it's hard to review that left y...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Nov 26, 2017
    3.5-4 stars I struggled reading this book and am struggling writing the review. I loved the concept of the story but didn?t totally love the execution. I am always intrigued with time travel, and I felt that the portion of the book dealing with that was fabulous. Sweterlitsch clea...
  • Trish
    Jun 12, 2018
    Okay, so I finished this last night but had to gather my thoughts before writing this review. Because the book is one of those that you can talk about for hours with others - both while reading it (discussing theories, puzzling about where the author will take this) and after finishing...
  • Avivs
    May 11, 2018
    Well, that sure felt heavy. I loved the general idea of the story, but I can't say I had a smooth ride reading it. At parts, the story felt all over the place, with too many things happening. Also, the main character - for the life of me I couldn't bring myself to like her. She was ...
  • Bradley
    Jun 10, 2018
    I honestly didn't expect this novel to be quite as hard-hitting as it turned out to be. From the opening passages, I was plunged into a nightmare future world of nanotech and some humanity-ending Cthulhu-esq horrorshow of humans hanging from trees, undying hoards of men and women ru...
  • Denise
    Jul 06, 2018
    4.5 ...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Jan 28, 2018
    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/02/01/... The Gone World follows protagonist Shannon Moss, who belongs to a top-secret division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. On paper, her job is to investigate any criminal activities involving m...
  • Debbie
    Feb 28, 2018
    WTF? I have no idea what went on in this book - and I am willing to consider that it's a bit over my head but really... there is murder mystery wrapped in a time-travel paradox wrapped in a pending apocalypse all a jumble. I kept reading hoping for it to make some sense but alas I e...
  • Kate
    Mar 29, 2018
    An excellent mindboggling and jawdropping time-travelling thriller. Rich in conundrums and paradoxes, with some really intriguing concepts regarding the nature of reality and existence. Also an enjoyable apocalyptic element along with some moments of horror and wonder. Bits flew over m...
  • Tanja Berg
    Apr 10, 2018
    ?Merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.? I often struggle to emotionally connect with characters if they are placed in an over worn plot in a common genre. This book transcends genre and I have never read anything remotely similar to this - despite the fact that I?ve read 140 ...
  • Rina
    Feb 19, 2018
    Pour yourself a stout and tell everyone to go away because this is a must read for sci fi geeks in 2018. The beginning of this book totally drew me in with something bizarre happening in the future. Then the next chapter presents a murder mystery that takes place in the eighties wh...
  • Katy
    Nov 26, 2017
    The Gone World is a unique blend of science fiction and crime thriller unlike anything I've ever read. I loved this book. It was complicated, mind-blowing, fascinating and just so damn fun. Not to mention a little scary, but in the best way. This book is heavy on the science and physic...
  • David
    Jan 19, 2018
    This is one of the best books I've read and I highly recommend it. You can check out my review here ---> https://wp.me/p5t5Tf-1n9 ...
  • Marianna Neal
    Apr 28, 2018
    I need to process this before I review it... But, damn, that was really good! ...
  • Lata
    Jun 23, 2018
    Shannon Moss, NCIS investigator and member of a time travelling division within the Navy called Deep Water, investigates the brutal killing of a family, and moves back and forth in time as she hunts for clues. She meets different, future versions of present day suspects and investigato...
  • Caidyn (BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Jul 01, 2018
    This review can also be found here! DNF at 67% The biggest thing I didn?t like about this book was that I found it odd and confusing. I got this from Nocturnal Reader?s Box and when I read the description, I didn?t quite understand it. I thought I would understand it more w...
  • Faith
    Nov 16, 2017
    At some indeterminate point in Earth's future, two suns will appear in the sky. One of them is a white hole which will cause the Terminus, at which point all human life on Earth will cease (or at least cease to be relevant). Special Agent Shannon Moss is with the Naval Criminal Investi...
  • S
    Feb 12, 2018
    I kept reading, waiting for it to get better (hoping!)... and then it was over. Dang. This book had some interesting concepts - the time/space travel, the freaky particles. But there were just too many flaws: ~How did she never run into herself? ~It was just too implausible tha...
  • Kelly Strautmann
    May 03, 2018
    I've never read anything quite like this. And it takes place right in my neck of the WV/PA woods. It was very confusing at times with a super complex sci-if plot that is probably a bit much for those not used to this genre (me), but the 4 stars are for originality. Warning: very violen...
  • Stacey Camp
    Nov 18, 2017
    **5 Goodreads Stars** "And many sailors who have seen Deep Space return hollowed, overwhelmed by the immensity of the cosmos. The totality of human endeavor is nothing when set against the stars." "There is no design. The universe isn't kind or cruel. The universe is vast and ...
  • Cheryl
    May 19, 2018
    A science fiction mystery involving time travel. It has an X-Files feel, but I won't say more about the plot to avoid spoilers. It's better if you read it without knowing much about it. Very well written and definitely recommended. ...
  • Sylvain Neuvel
    Jan 13, 2018
    In a word: Whoa! Edge-of-your-seat crime fiction that bends both time and mind. Think True Detective meets 12 Monkeys. Throw in the end of the world and you can begin to imagine where this gut-twisting tale will take you. This is cross-genre fiction at its best. ...
  • Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
    Feb 17, 2018
    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss for review consideration. The Gone World was hard to write up a review for. On one hand, it was absolutely breathtaking in it?s scope and imagination. On the other, I never had the desire to read the book for more than fift...
  • Dave
    Nov 15, 2017
    The Gone World is a breathtaking journey of literary imagination. Beautifully written, deeply layered, and most importantly mind-boggling. It?s a procedural detective story about a NCIS investigator Shannon Moss looking into a brutal bloody murder of a family in a house where her bes...
  • Roy
    Mar 20, 2018
    3.5* Moss works for a special division of NCIS. She has this weird ability to jump about time, to solve a murder mystery. At the back of her mind is the thought of the world ending. This end of the world concept is called The Terminus. When she returns back from the future she realise...
  • Juli
    Nov 20, 2017
    Deep Space. Deep time. In the future there isn't much in the universe outside of the reach of humanity.....even time. Shannon Moss is part of a secret branch of the NCIS that travels in time, investigating possible futures and the Terminus....an event in the future that might cause the...
  • Donna Hines
    May 07, 2018
    A science fiction mind blowing novel that challenges your beliefs in reincarnation, in the devil, in the idea of time warps, crucifixions, and the end of humanity (Terminus). When the Mursult family is sacrificed; special agent Shannon Moss is brought in to handle it all. Going again...
  • Vishaka Rajan
    Nov 13, 2017
    I wanted so badly to love this novel. It had such a fantastic story line and I'm a sucker for strong female characters. However, this novel and I just didn't work well. I found it a bit slow at times, which stopped me from really getting into the story. I also found that the way it was...