'A marvellously twisty whodunnit [with] the brutal, clockwork ingenuity of an Agatha Christie mystery' - FT
'A pacy, exciting and most unusual crime story' - GUARDIAN
SHARING A BODY CAN BE MURDER
The Earth's spiralling population has finally been controlled. Lifespans are limited to eighty years, except for those who make an extreme choice: to become a commune. Five minds sharing one body, each living for four hours at a time. But with a combined lifespan of nearly 150 years.
Alex, Kate, Mike, Sierra and Ben have already spent twenty-five years together in what was once Mike's body, their frequent personality clashes leading to endless bickering, countless arguments, and getting themselves stranded on a Russian Arctic freighter. Wanting to buy upgrades for their next host body, they decide to travel to a Death Park where time can be gambled like money. But things go very wrong when Kate accepts a dangerous offer, and one of them disappears.
Someone is trying to kill off members of the commune. But why? Is one of them responsible? Or is an outsider playing a deadly game? It's hard enough to catch a murderer. It's almost impossible when you might be sharing a body with them...
This brilliant murder mystery blends classic crime with speculative fiction in a stunning debut.
'This clever, twisty debut really delivers. Gripping, well-written and intriguing on every level' - SARAH PEARSE
'Brilliantly inventive. If you liked The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, you'll love this' - EVE SMITH
'Morpuss is set to become a powerhouse in speculative crime. A feast of a book' - HELEN FIELDS
'A whip-smart, searing debut, which grinds into the mind like cursed clockwork' - MATT WESOLOWSKI
'A mind-stretching and irresistible premise deftly spun into a twisty, page-turning action-thriller' - PHILIPPA EAST
'Consider my single mind blown! An astonishing and original concept, deftly executed' - DAVID JACKSON
'A mind-bendingly original debut. Nothing short of a cross-genre masterpiece' - ADAM CHRISTOPHER
'The world-building of Gibson with the pace of The Running Man. A fantastic ride' - TIM GLISTER