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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 15/06/2017
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Ex-neuroscientist Carina struggles with a drug problem, her conscience, and urges to kill. She satisfies her cravings in dreams, fuelled by the addictive drug 'Zeal'. Now she's heading for self-destruction - until she has a vision of a dead girl.

Sudice Inc. damaged Carina when she worked on their sinister brain-mapping project, causing her violent compulsions. And this girl was a similar experiment.

When Carina realizes the vision was planted by her old colleague Mark, desperate for help to expose the company, she knows he's probably dead. Her only hope is to unmask her nemesis - or she's next.

To unlock the secrets Mark hid in her mind, she'll need a group of specialist hackers. Dax is one of them, a doctor who can help Carina fight her addictions.

If she holds on to her humanity, they might even have a future together. But first she must destroy her adversary - before it changes us and our society, forever.

'…(a) gripping, fast-paced hi-tech thriller.' - The Guardian

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447286905
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 655 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 32 mm

I really enjoyed this visceral, streetwise look into a future of custom physiques and hackable minds. The book's dry, cyberpunk sensibilities are balanced by a rich and flawed anti-hero, and intriguing questions about the blurred lines between code and psyche. -- Adrian Walker, author of End of the World Running Club
I really enjoyed Shattered Minds . . . a noir cyberpunk thriller along the lines of Neuromancer -- Neal Asher
In Shattered Minds Laura Lam combines William Gibson's noirish cyberpunk vibe with Kim Stanley Robinson's social concern and world-building to produce a gripping, fast-paced hi-tech thriller peopled by flawed but believable characters . . . The novel works as a tense techno-thriller, as state-of-the-art extrapolative SF, and as a moving exploration of character in which even the bad guys are portrayed with sympathy * Guardian *
A smart, highly-readable cyberpunk thriller . . . Lam is back in this world with confidence and explores Sudice's evil corporate agenda with great wit and relish . . . Lam creates her own damaged heroine who is tragic while still retaining her own agency . . . this is very hard to put down * SciFiNow *
Terrifyingly believable . . . This techno-thriller is fast-paced, thought-provoking ,and even - unexpectedly - romantic * Kirkus Reviews *
This is a taut page-turner chock-full of thrills * Speculative Herald *
Just fantastic. Rarely have I torn through a book so quickly. Dark, smart, fast-paced and sexy -- Samantha Shannon on False Hearts
That rarest of things - a fast-paced thriller with tons of heart and soul. Set in a chillingly believable future, it's bursting with original concepts and unforgettable characters. I defy anyone to put it down -- Sarah Lotz on False Hearts
An intriguing and fast-paced tale -- Heat on False Hearts
Its vision of the future is seductively terrifying -- SFX on False Hearts

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I have loved every one of Laura's books, but if think this one might just be the best so far.
The world she has created (the same as in False Hearts) is fascinating in the way it looks utopic on the outside until... More

Hardback edition
15th June 2017
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“Fab read!!”

"Shattered Minds" by Laura Lam is a futuristic sci-fi thriller that's probably not my normal reading genre, but I have to say that this book with its beautiful shiny cover and interesting blurb really... More

Hardback edition
19th July 2017
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Hux - Blogger, @littlehux

“Serial killers, immoral neuroscience experiments and hallucinatory drugs? Yes please!”

This summer, my love affair with Laura Lam began. I first came across her essay in Nasty Women, then discovered a proof of Shattered Minds in my bookmail. Realising it was somewhat of a sequel to False Hearts, I... More

Hardback edition
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9th October 2017
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