Title: Murder in the Multiverse
Author: R E McLean
Published on: 22nd November 2019
Genre: Mystery and Thrillers, Science Fiction
Alex Strand is the newest and most ginger member of the University of Berkley Faculty. When Claire Pope, a reclusive billionaire is found murdered, Alex is recruited as the newest member of the Multiverse Investigations Unit.
Meanwhile, Shrew aka Schrodinger, Alex’s cat is known to fake death every now and then. The feline falls asleep and stops breathing. Why does he do that? With the help of Sarita Jones and Mike Long, Alex travels to the parallel universe in search of the mysterious killer.
Murder in the Multiverse is the first book in The Multiverse Investigations Unit Mystery series. I absolutely loved the story!! 😀
Quantum dynamics and mystery – seems like a mystery novel for the nerds. The nerd in me surely enjoyed every part of this story. From travel to the multiverse to sleuthing, I was hooked on to the story until the end.
Alex Strand is quirky, funny and intelligent. She and her lab mate Rik Patel work on processing data for a Cheshire Cat Experiment. Shrew, Alex’s cat is such a cutie patootie! Not to forget, he’s a quantum cat. Also, apt to his name, he spends most of his time in a closed box. 😀 😀 (If you do not know what I am talking about, google Schrodinger’s cat)
The travel to the multiverse includes a device called the spinner. The Hive, as they call it, is ‘The Thing’ on the other Earth. (Hint: Alexa, what’s the weather like, today?) The Other Earth is very strict about plastics and anything that’s not natural. So if you get into the Spinner wearing a polyester dress, when you reach the Other Earth, you will be stark naked.
Every detail is so well explained that I didn’t want the story to end. Alex is not only an intelligent researcher but also a budding amateur sleuth. Mike – the guy’s moustache/beard changes each time he visits the spinner. Sarita plays a mysterious role but I guess all’s well that ends well, right? 🙂
If you are a nerd like me, I highly recommend this book. HIGHLY!! If you like to experiment with genres and like to read something that’s out of your comfort zone ( and do not like physics or science), then I recommend you to give this book a try. Think Doctor Who meets The Flash meets…um… Schrodinger(??).
Did not mention that I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. It ends on a teeny-weeny cliffhanger… Rachel McLean, I hope the second book will be released soon. Can’t wait to read it. 😀 😀
Writing Style: 4.5/5
Character Development: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5
Many thanks to Rachel for the blog tour invite.