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Published by indie, Self Published on 1 November 2014
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller
Source: the author
If you had the means to clone yourself, would you? If you could buffer the onslaught of modern life, the relentless march of time, would you trust a second ‘you’ to restore balance to your career, marriage and family? And could you trust the other ‘you’ to not resent your enjoyment of the fruits of its labor? Geoffrey Bartell thought so. Ambitious geneticist Geoffrey Bartell is fighting for his life. His company is under legal and political attack while his marriage crumbles around him. Desperate to recapture his once idyllic life he comes upon the perfect solution by creating a copy of himself, and together they set about picking up the pieces. But the perfection is short-lived as the two’s priorities begin to diverge. As the jealousies and resentments build Bartell comes to realize that while living alone was difficult, living as two may be impossible. Things take a dark turn and before long Bartell finds himself at the center of a criminal murder trial in which he now must fight to salvage what life he can.Amazon •
"Dark and edgy. The mystery and intrigue kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down." -ML
Mature-Content Rating: Violence, Language
Geoffrey is a busy man; high on the pay role of a top notch company with state of the art scientific research and a lovely wife at home. When lawsuits threaten to breakdown the company, his family life is also thrown into chaos. What’s a man to do?
The story actually starts in a court room with Geoffrey on trial for murder. The subsequent chapters flip back and forth from the trial to the events leading up to the murder. The trial chapters could be dull and boring, but sometimes brought light to excellent thought-provoking questions about the future of clones and their place in society. The real story lies is the chapters with Geoffrey and his clone, Jeff, in their attempt to share the same life when they have differing morals. The plot is predictable, and there are plot holes, but it is does have an interesting concept and is well executed with nice characters.
Overall The Copy is a nice, quick read that I’d recommend for sci-fi or thriller fans.