What would you do if your whole life was a lie?
Daniel Henstock thinks he’s an ordinary schoolboy. But on his sixteenth birthday, his world is shaken to its core by a shocking revelation. Daniel is the world’s first genetically-engineered human – and Gregory Dryden, the man who created him, wants him back to continue his deadly experiments.
Running for his life, Daniel is forced to go ‘off grid’ in New York. In this near-future America, where the security-obsessed authorities force citizens to carry DNA cards, Daniel meets the feisty and beautiful Eleanor. But by falling for her, Daniel is putting her in terrible danger.
Daniel pursues the truth about his origins but is hunted by an agent sent by Dryden to bring him home. Can Daniel find out the truth about his origins whilst evading those who think they own him? As his enemies close in, Daniel must draw on resources he didn’t know he had to win his freedom – but in doing so he may be walking into a deadly trap…
My Rating: 4/5
I received this book for review from the author. The author's Goodreads page can be found here.
This book was really fast paced, suspenseful and overall very enjoyable to read.
The book is told from a few different perspectives. First there was Daniel who is the protagonist. Daniel is a clone who is on the run from the people who created him. There were a few other characters, just not as important as the ones mentioned.
The second character is Brennan whose job it is to follow and keep track of Daniel. He reports this to Dryden who is the main evil character.
There are enough action scenes to keep the pace moving, however I found the middle portion of the book a little slow.
I liked how Daniel returned to his school in England to see his best friend and to also finally stand up to his long time bully.