Released on 15 June 2017.

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Shattered Minds

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Laura Lam's Shattered Minds stars a female 'Dexter' with a drug problem and a conscience, in a terrifying near-future where technology rules our lives and haunts our dreams.

She can uncover the truth, if she defeats her demons

Ex-neuroscientist Carina struggles with a drug problem, her conscience, and urges to kill. She satisfies her cravings in dreams, fuelled by the addictive drug ‘Zeal’. Now she’s heading for self-destruction – until she has a vision of a dead girl.

Sudice Inc. damaged Carina when she worked on their sinister brain-mapping project, causing her violent compulsions. And this girl was a similar experiment. When Carina realizes the vision was planted by her old colleague Mark, desperate for help to expose the company, she knows he’s probably dead. Her only hope is to unmask her nemesis – or she’s next.

To unlock the secrets Mark hid in her mind, she’ll need a group of specialist hackers. Dax is one
of them, a doctor who can help Carina fight her addictions. If she holds on to her humanity, they
might even have a future together. But first she must destroy her adversary – before it changes us and our society, forever.

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A smart, highly-readable cyberpunk thriller . . . Lam is back in this world with confidence and explores Sudice's evil corporate agenda with great wit and relish . . . Lam creates her own damaged heroine who is tragic while still retaining her own agency . . . this is very hard to put down
Aye Write! Festival Laura Lam & Chris Brookmyre, It's Crime Jim, But Not As We Know It

Aye Write! Festival Laura Lam & Chris Brookmyre, It's Crime Jim, But Not As We Know It

  • Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
  • 17 March 2018 16:45
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Join these two crime writers who are expanding the boundaries of the genre… " " " "Shattered Minds features an ex-neuroscientist Carina, who has been damaged by working on a sinister brain-mappi...

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