Departure

Departure

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HARPERCOLL

Lost meets Oblivion in this fast-paced, self-published bestseller from the author of The Origin Mystery trilogy—a time-traveling, mind-bending speculative thriller in the vein ofWool, The Martian, and Brilliance.

En route to London from New York, Flight 305 suddenly loses power and crash-lands in the English countryside, plunging a group of strangers into a mysterious adventure that will have repercussions for all of humankind.

Struggling to stay alive, the survivors soon realize that the world they’ve crashed in is very different from the one they left. But where are they? Why are they here? And how will they get back home?

Five passengers seem to hold clues about what’s really going on: writer Harper Lane, venture capitalist Nick Stone, German genetic researcher Sabrina Schröder, computer scientist Yul Tan, and Grayson Shaw, the son of a billionaire philanthropist.

As more facts about the crash emerge, it becomes clear that some in this group know more than they’re letting on—answers that will lead Harper and Nick to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy involving their own lives. As they begin to piece together the truth, they discover they have the power to change the future and the past—to save our world . . . or end it.



Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
Edition: First HarperLuxe edition
ISBN: 9780062434654
0062434659
Characteristics: 474 pages ; 23 cm

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flycastr65
Jan 15, 2017

First 100 pages kept me very engaged, but the writer becomes over involved in the sci-fi aspect as well as his own "internet" background after the 2/3 of the novel. The chapters are titled after the voice of the characters which is a creative approach.

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cottageunderh
Nov 12, 2016

Pretty cool. I think I devoured the first two parts of the book in a couple of days. It's a plane crash! Reminded me of LOST. But instead of Jack and Kate, we get Nick and Harper, whom I think were definitely cooler than the other two. Sorry LOST. I really liked the story-arc and the story-line for the future. It seemed plausible to me-- though I don't really wish it to happen. Ha ha!

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unexpressed
Dec 02, 2015

Could not put down for the first 100 or so pages. But after that the story kind of fell apart for me. Yes, I know its science fiction, but there were some big holes in the story that were hard to look past. And at times towards the end of the book I felt like I was reading a young adults novel.

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Chaoticmuse
Apr 24, 2015

The story started out strong and really captured my interest but in the second part the author went into passive mode. Instead of living out the story we get a lot of exposition. We are told what happened in several passive episodes. This could have been a trilogy if he had fleshed out the second half of the story and stuck with the intense, character driven style of the first part. Worth the read but could have been so much more.

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