Dark Matter - Blake Crouch

Dark Matter

By Blake Crouch

  • Release Date: 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 615 Ratings


A mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy

“Are you happy with your life?”

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.
Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.
Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” 
In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.
Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.
Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.


  • Intense and Unexpected

    By User072119
    Dark Matter is an intense unexpected thriller that will leave you thinking "what if?" about the impacts of your decisions. Blake Crouch's prose tells Jason's story in a beautiful and riveting manner. This was my first experience with any of Crouch's work, even though I already have the Wayward Pine's books on my Kindle. I just haven't gotten around to reading them yet thanks to my never ending TBR list. After Dark Matter I will be moving those up my list.
  • Dark Matter

    By RaP-123
    Fantastic book! Definitely in my top 5.
  • Awesome

    By Dave Baseball
    Awesome cubed.
  • Keep reading

    By Mikkia!!!
    It started off pretty tame and around a third of the way through I wasn't sure I really wanted to invest anymore time into the set up of the story. KEEP reading!! It's a pretty unique story line and I really enjoyed it. Not heavy on the science part of the story line, but enough to make it plausible.
  • Mindf*cking

    By Prrrerrrrrtrrf
    this book is so good. it always kept you on your feet and was filled with wisdom. made you think when you were done
  • Coulnd’t put it down!

    By sillykily
    Really fun, easy read. I thought the story was unique and well written - it made an outlandish plot engrossing and believable. I was very impressed the author came up with an ending that worked. Read it! :)
  • Read this book

    By HeadsFan
    This is a fantastic story. If I tell you anything about it I've said too much.
  • Good read

    By dineto1
    I really liked the concept of this book. It made me think a little bit about life and how we take things for granted sometimes, and that we shouldn't live with regrets. It was easy to read and written in a way you can comprehend. The main character was developed really well, I liked him a lot. Lastly, the ending was amazing.
  • Incredible!

    By RiccoV
    The thoughts all of us have had about infinity and multiple dimensions explored in fiction. Very well done. I wish I could have not read it so I could read it for the first time.
  • Couldn't put it down!

    By DFilly925
    Terrifically original. Would make a great movie.