Mortensen combines a fast-paced plot with fully-fleshed out characters to create a thrilling near-future dystopian tale. Trying to expose corruption at higher levels, Kelly Blackwell, a brilliant journalist, gets discredited with libel charges. With the Truth Laws going into effect, Kelly has no option but to take the help of certain unsavory people. But clearing her name is not as simple as it seems on the surface. Blurring the lines between science fiction and suspense, Mortensen’s fluid narrative skillfully immerses readers in her richly crafted, chilling dystopian world. Kelly comes alive in readers’ minds as she strategizes her way out of one precarious situation after another while struggling with her inner turmoil. The AIs make for an eerie and thoroughly formidable reality. Expertly interspersing vivid action sequences with the characters’ backstories, Mortensen guides the reader through this suspenseful, winding storyline while delving into themes of courage, perseverance, duty, greed, and control. Mortensen’s effortless grasp at maintaining the grit and emotions throughout the narrative is sure to earn her a devoted readership.
The Truth Effect
By Anne Mortensen
Pub date October 19, 2021
Price $17.99 (USD) Paperback, $6.09 Kindle edition
Categories: Science Fiction