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The Blind Spots

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781408715048

Price: £21.99

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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From the acclaimed author of Darktown comes the most visionary crime novel since Minority Report.



‘It’s rare to find a thriller with such a fantastic and original concept. I was gripped’ — Anthony Horowitz

In a world where a global event has blinded every person on the planet, one detective seeks a murderer who should not, cannot, exist.

Seven years ago, everyone in the world went blind in a matter of months. Technology helped people adjust to the new normal, creating a device that approximates vision, downloading visual data directly to people’s brains. But what happens when someone finds a way to manipulate it and change what people see?

Homicide detective Mark Owens has been on the force since before The Blinding. When a scientist is murdered, and the only witness insists the killer was blacked out of her vision, Owens doesn’t believe her – until a similar murder happens in front of him. With suspects ranging from tech billionaires to anti-modernity cultists, Owens must conduct an investigation in which he can’t even trust his own eyes…

PRAISE FOR THOMAS MULLEN

‘Terrific entertainment’ – Stephen King

‘Superb’
– Ken Follett

‘Magnificent and shocking’Sunday Times

‘Written with a ferocious passion that’ll knock the wind out of you’New York Times

‘Fascinating, grim and unsettling’Guardian

‘A terrific story’The Times

‘From the very first page of Darktown, I was stunned, mesmerized’ – Attica Locke

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Reviews

This terrific mix of noir and sci-fi delivers an exciting and cautionary crime novel of what may be our not-so-distant future
Ace Atkins
The world of this story is brimming with imagination and raises alarming questions about our own near-term future. Attention Black Mirror fans: This is your next book!
Jason Rekulak
It's rare to find a thriller with such a fantastic and original concept. I was gripped.
Anthony Horowitz
An exciting page-turner that's also full of sharp writing and thought-provoking ideas. Mullen fuses science fiction and a detective story into a stylish and entertaining novel
Charles Yu