The Fold by Peter Clines

Book Description:

Published: June 2, 2015


The folks in Mike Erikson’s small New England town would say he’s just your average, everyday guy. And that’s exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he’s chosen isn’t much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he’s content with his quiet and peaceful existence.

That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve: far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door. Using a cryptic computer equation and magnetic fields to “fold” dimensions, it shrinks distances so that a traveler can travel hundreds of feet with a single step.

The invention promises to make mankind’s dreams of teleportation a reality. And, the scientists insist, traveling through the Door is completely safe.

Yet evidence is mounting that this miraculous machine isn’t quite what it seems—and that its creators are harboring a dangerous secret.

As his investigations draw him deeper into the puzzle, Mike begins to fear there’s only one answer that makes sense. And if he’s right, it may only be a matter of time before the project destroys…everything.

A cunningly inventive mystery featuring a hero worthy of Sherlock Holmes and a terrifying final twist you’ll never see coming, The Fold is that rarest of things: a genuinely page-turning science-fiction thriller. Step inside its pages and learn why author Peter Clines has already won legions of loyal fans.

Review –


This is only the second book that I have read or listened to by author, Peter Clines, the other being 14.

The author starts off with an innocent run of the mill scene and immediately turns it into a tech thriller with a supernatural mystery to boot. The protagonist is brilliant and the other characters are totally believable, although one girl does have the annoying habit of using the phrase “F*ck Me” ALL the time.  The language is sometimes technical, but not too much so to be irritating and there is a surprising twist that you will not see coming. The author uses such vivid description, especially in scenes through “the Door” that you seem to be there in the midst of the horrifying events.

I had hoped that a few of the characters wouldn’t be killed off but the author played no favorites and it made for a better story. I would have let everyone live and that wouldn’t be realistic. You’ll see I mean if you read this book and I sincerely hope you do. It is thought-provoking to think that somewhere unbeknownst to us, normal citizens, the “government” could be working on things of this nature or others more destructive.

Loved, loved this book!!!!!