I thought this book was going to be about the world getting mass telepathy, everything turning to chaos, and what comes after that as two characters try to fix it. It wasn’t. This is partly my fault for only skimming the blurb, but it’s also partly the blurb’s fault because it does kind of make the book sound like this, just also with a romance and thriller element of the main characters on the run.
Instead, the mass telepathy didn’t happen until after halfway, you didn’t even realize it was happening or see the effects because the characters were isolated in Bhutan the whole time, the whole thing was pretty calm and slow-paced, the thriller element was only a small part, and the book was really just about a lonely empath/telepath and a scientist and how their lives were changed when they found each other.
It wasn’t a bad book though for what it was. It took a very scientific and realistic approach to telepathy, and the story and characters felt believable given the premise. I really felt for Jon at times and how lonely he was because of his abilities.
This wasn’t really a book for me because I admittedly got bored with the slow pace and disappointed we didn’t get to see any of the consequences of the mass telepathy, but it was somewhat interesting, and I think others will enjoy it as long as they know what they’re getting.
Anyone who likes realistic sci-fi stories, telepathy, slow-paced books, and a bit of romance.