Five Minds (Hardback)
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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 02/09/2021
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'This clever, twisty debut really delivers. Gripping, well-written and intriguing on every level' - SARAH PEARSE 'Morpuss is set to become a powerhouse in speculative crime. A feast of a book' - HELEN FIELDS 'Brilliantly inventive. If you liked The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, you'll love this' - EVE SMITH ________________________________________ SHARING A BODY CAN BE MURDER The Earth's spiralling population has finally been controlled. Lifespans are limited to eighty years, except for those who make an extreme choice: to become a commune. Five minds sharing one body, each living for four hours at a time. But with a combined lifespan of nearly 150 years. Alex, Kate, Mike, Sierra and Ben have already spent twenty-five years together in what was once Mike's body, their frequent personality clashes leading to endless bickering, countless arguments, and getting themselves stranded on a Russian Artic freighter. Wanting to buy upgrades for their next host body, they decide to travel to a Death Park where time can be gambled like money. But things go very wrong when Kate accepts a dangerous offer, and one of them disappears. Someone is trying to kill off members of the commune. But why? Is one of them responsible? Or is an outsider playing a deadly game? It's hard enough to catch a murderer. It's almost impossible when you might be sharing a body with them... This brilliant murder mystery blends classic crime with speculative fiction in a stunning debut. ________________________________________ 'A whip-smart, searing debut, which grinds into the mind like cursed clockwork' - MATT WESOLOWSKI 'A mind-stretching and irresistible premise deftly spun into a twisty, page-turning action-thriller' - PHILIPPA EAST 'Consider my single mind blown! An astonishing and original concept, deftly executed' - DAVID JACKSON 'A mind-bendingly original debut. Nothing short of a cross-genre masterpiece' - ADAM CHRISTOPHER 'The world-building of Gibson with the pace of The Running Man. A fantastic ride' - TIM GLISTER

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788165662
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
My mind is officially blown! This clever, twisty debut really delivers. Gripping, well-written and intriguing on every level -- Sarah Pearse, bestselling author of The Sanatorium
Guy Morpuss is set to become a powerhouse in speculative crime. Tense, dark, gritty and high-concept, it's a feast of a book -- Helen Fields, author of A Perfect Crime
Five Minds spearheads an exciting new trend in speculative fiction, with a mind-stretching and irresistible premise deftly spun into a twisty, page-turning action-thriller. Clever, cool and thoroughly entertaining -- Philippa East, author of Little White Lies
Consider my single mind blown! An astonishing and original concept, deftly executed. This novel cries out for a screen adaptation -- David Jackson, bestselling author of Cry Baby
A whip-smart, searing debut with a story which grinds into the mind like cursed clockwork. I really loved it -- Matt Wesolowski, author of Six Stories
A brilliantly inventive, pacy debut with a great premise. A Maze Runner type world of complex death games and riddles that keep you guessing to the very end. If you liked The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, you'll love this -- Eve Smith, author of The Waiting Rooms
A dazzling, thrilling rollercoaster ride: five strangers forced to share a body in a resource-depleted future find themselves caught up in a murder mystery. Full of ideas and excitement, it's a gripping fast-paced read -- Alex Pavesi, author of Eight Detectives
Fascinating and inventive. A brilliantly original concept, thrilling and surprising but also thoughtful and heartbreaking -- Catherine Cooper, author of The Chalet
Part Bladerunner part Agatha Christie, this mind-bending pacy debut gives a whole new meaning to the locked-room mystery. Five Minds deserves to be huge -- Imran Mahmood, author of You Don't Know Me
Thrilling dystopian sci-fi meets twisty murder mystery in this mind-bendingly original debut. Five Minds is nothing short of a cross-genre masterpiece -- Adam Christopher, author of Empire State
Amazingly addictive. A wicked, twisty blend of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Blade Runner and even a pinch of Rollerball -- Kate Griffin, author of Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders
I loved Five Minds - the worldbuilding of Gibson with the pace of The Running Man. A fantastic ride and a brilliant debut! -- Tim Glister, author of Red Corona
The ultimate whodunit conundrum, this amazing concept blew my mind from the start. A thrilling, intelligent read -- Janice Hallett, author of The Appeal
Five Minds literally blew my mind, with a stunning concept that takes you on a terrifying trip with five souls crammed into one body, every one of them a suspect. Devoured in 24 hours, and will take some dislodging from the top of my 'best reads of 2021' pile -- Robert Scragg, author of What Falls Between the Cracks
Extraordinary. Mindblowing, original and fiendishly clever. I'll be thinking about this book for a very long time -- Victoria Selman, author of Snakes and Ladders
Gripping, fast-paced and incredibly original. Five Minds is out of this world in the best possible way -- Allie Reynolds, author of Shiver
A gripping, clever and innovative story: this book sucked me into its dark, futuristic world where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. The ending left me reeling! A fantastic debut -- Louise Mumford, author of Sleepless
After a few pages I was hooked into a new world, manned by workers, andis, hedonists and communes. Imagine an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, The Hunger Games, Sophie's Choice and a whodunit under one cover. I loved it and wouldn't be surprised if it gets optioned for a movie -- Jenny O'Brien, author of Fallen Angel
I loved the brilliant, brain-grabbing Five Minds. An extraordinary concept with a spanking crime mystery at its heart -- Chris Lloyd, author of The Unwanted Dead
Think Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle meets Running Man. So intelligent and yet so easy to read. Totally recommend -- S.E. Moorhead, author of Witness X
Inventive, innovative and imaginative. Five Minds was a trip that had me thrilled and terrified in equal measure. Utterly mind-bending -- J.M. Hewitt, author of The Night Caller
High stakes and the dark corners of the human psyche: Five Minds is a fascinating extrapolation of society and a claustrophobic, deft whodunit -- Patrick Edwards, author of Ruin's Wake
A real feat of the imagination: wildly original and a thrilling read -- Louisa Scarr, author of Last Place You Look
Fiendishly clever and dashed with humour. You're pulled into a world that is fully immersive. One of the most original books I've ever read -- Chris McDonald, author of A Wash of Black
Clever, twisty, insightful. It reminded me of a cross between Michael Marshall Smith and Iain M. Banks, and that at its best sci-fi raises themes that shine a light back on contemporary world through a great story. Brilliant -- James Mylet, author of Lex
Imaginative, twisty and brilliantly fun. I loved each of the expertly-drawn characters and their journey through a world where time is everything. Guy Morpuss has crafted a deliciously devourable tale that will have you on the edge of your seat -- Lynsey James, author of Just The Way You Are
The perfect blend of speculative fiction and crime. I couldn't stop turning the pages -- Lia Middleton, author of When They Find Her

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