Dare to Know : A Novel (Hardback)
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Dare to Know : A Novel (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages
Published: 14/09/2021
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Layering twist upon twist with dizzying, mind-bending skill, Kennedy's corporate sci-fi thriller centres on an organisation that can predict anyone's death date and a rogue employee who should already have expired.

A razor-smart sci-fi corporate noir nightmare. Dark Matter meets Annihilation in this mind-bending and emotional speculative thriller set in a world where the exact moment of your death can be predicted for a price.

Our narrator is the most talented salesperson at Dare to Know, an enigmatic company that has developed the technology to predict anyone's death down to the second. Divorced, estranged from his sons, and broke, he's driven to violate the cardinal rule of the business by forecasting his own death day. The problem: his prediction says he died twenty-three minutes ago.

The only person who can confirm its accuracy is Julia, the woman he loved and lost during his rise up the ranks of Dare to Know. As he travels across the country to see her, he's forced to confront his past, the choices he's made, and the terrifying truth about the company he works for.

Wildly ambitious and highly immersive, this mind-bending thriller explores the destructive power of knowledge and collapses the boundaries between reality, myth, and conspiracy as it races toward its shocking conclusion.

Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781683692607
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Named One of The Times' Best Books of 2021September 2021 Indie Next Pick“A voraciously readable page-turner of a novel, part creepypasta, part thought-experiment.”—Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother and Radicalized“A surreal premise and an unconventional revelation fuel a cosmic journey....a wholly original novel that’s bound to frustrate just as many as it entrances.”—Esquire“A fascinating, compulsively readable thriller.”—The Guardian“Imagine Donna Tartt’s The Secret History getting a good edit at last, and you glimpse something of this book’s occult power. Essential reading for the gathering dark.”—The Times Saturday Review“An entertainingly mind-bending read.”—Financial Times “Audaciously clever and well-written...a quite superb piece of storytelling: vivid, thought-provoking and unsettling.”—SFX Magazine (5 stars)“A creepy thriller that reads a little like Stephen King writing Glengarry Glen Ross.”—GeekDad “Imagine what would happen if Chuck Palahniuk, Enrico Fermi, and the Brothers Grimm got together to raise a child...Sci-fi, snark-horror and futuristic thriller fans will love it.”—Terri Schlichenmeyer for The Guam Daily Post “[An] enjoyable slipstream thriller....Readers with a taste for the synchronicity of the cosmic with the commonplace are sure to be entertained.”—Publishers Weekly “Dare To Know will prompt the reader to consider the philosophical implications of life and death itself.”—Booklist“[A] genre-bending thriller...good pacing and clever plotting keep the pages turning.”—New York Journal of Books

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“Slow & boring to fast-paced & confusing”

Dare to Know bills itself as an ‘adrenaline fuelled thriller’ that gave me serious Minority Report vibes as I read the blurb. A man who is able to 100% accurately predict when people will die finds an issue with his... More

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“Twisty and mind blowing.”

Dare to Know is literally mind bending- I raced through its speculative, incredibly addictive story and whilst I'm fairly sure the finale went straight over my head in so many ways I absolutely LOVED this.

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