Exploded View

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Exploded View follows Detective Terri Pastuzka in 2050 Los Angeles. In the future, police officers wear high-tech eyeglasses that allow them to have instant access to files and suspects and to even view crime scenes in detail. An immigrant is murdered, and Terri gets the case, but it turns into multiple murders all linked together. To top it off, Terri discovers that someone is digitally reshaping information and presenting it as real so that no one knows the truth.

That was an incredibly confusing book. A lot of technology is presented as well as a very different future without any explanation as to how it works or how it came to be. There are vague references to future wars that seemed to shape how the city is currently, but it’s unclear who was fighting or why. There was almost too much going on to follow the plot, which ended up having no ending. I am absolutely at a loss as to what the point of the story was.

I think part of the reason it was hard to follow was that there were no chapters, just three big sections. That made it very hard to see where things were changing or new characters were coming in. Altogether it felt very disjointed. It sounded intriguing from the description but was too confusing to be enjoyable.

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Author Sam McPheeters
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Talos
Publish Date 2016-10-20
ISBN 9781940456645
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Issue November 2016
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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