Publication Date: 02/11/2023 ISBN: 9780349145068 Category:

The Blind Spots

Thomas Mullen

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication Date: 02/11/2023 ISBN: 9780349145068 Category:
Paperback / Softback




From the acclaimed author of Darktown comes the most visionary crime novel since Minority Report.

‘It’s rare to find a thriller with such a fantastic and original concept. I was gripped’ — Anthony Horowitz

In a world where a global event has blinded every person on the planet, one detective seeks a murderer who should not, cannot, exist.

Seven years ago, everyone in the world went blind in a matter of months. Technology helped people adjust to the new normal, creating a device that approximates vision, downloading visual data directly to people’s brains. But what happens when someone finds a way to manipulate it and change what people see?

Homicide detective Mark Owens has been on the force since before The Blinding. When a scientist is murdered, and the only witness insists the killer was blacked out of her vision, Owens doesn’t believe her – until a similar murder happens in front of him. With suspects ranging from tech billionaires to anti-modernity cultists, Owens must conduct an investigation in which he can’t even trust his own eyes…


‘Terrific entertainment’ – Stephen King

‘Superb’ – Ken Follett

‘Magnificent and shocking’ – Sunday Times

‘Written with a ferocious passion that’ll knock the wind out of you’ – New York Times

‘Fascinating, grim and unsettling’ – Guardian

‘A terrific story’ – The Times

‘From the very first page of Darktown, I was stunned, mesmerized’ – Attica Locke

Publisher Review

It's rare to find a thriller with such a fantastic and original concept. I was gripped. * Anthony Horowitz * An exceptional mystery and seamless interwoven it this new world he has realised. The result is incredible. Easily my book of the year so far. * M. W. Craven * This terrific mix of noir and sci-fi delivers an exciting and cautionary crime novel of what may be our not-so-distant future. * Ace Atkins * An exciting page-turner that's also full of sharp writing and thought-provoking ideas. Mullen fuses science fiction and a detective story into a stylish and entertaining novel. * Charles Yu * The world of this story is brimming with imagination and raises alarming questions about our own near-term future. Attention Black Mirror fans: This is your next book! * Jason Rekulak * Mixing the genres of crime and science fiction, this is assured writing . . . Fans of William Gibson as well as crime fiction will find The Blind Spots an exciting and thought-provoking read * Crime Time * A tremendous crime-SF hybrid, a brilliantly conceived story impeccably told. * Booklist * [An] excellent near-future mystery. Fans of P.D. James's Children of Men will be enthralled. * Publishers Weekly * Two guns - I mean thumbs - up * Wall Street Journal *

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