by Shanae Branham
Clean YA Suspense/ Fantasy
Date Published: 8/8/2012
Jason Tanner lives between two worlds. Problem is, only one is real.
Inside the hologram machine 17-year-old Jason has everything his heart desires, including a digital simulation of his dead mother. While outside the machine, he’s forbidden contact with everyone. Living within the shadow of a serial killer, Jason is captivated by the beautiful girl next door, Boston Manning. Disobeying his father, he secretly cultivates a relationship with her.
For Boston life is divided into those that have and those that have not. Displaced in a new high school, she is determined to have the life she’s always wanted. But will her choices hijack her dreams and plunge her into the treacherous clutches of a serial killer?
As an action-packed romantic thriller, DiSemblance is sure to keep you guessing until the very end.
“A Marvelous, fast-paced thriller, sure to appeal to teen science-fiction aficionados and the uninitiated alike.” ~ Jill Allen, Clarion Review
This was a great read, it is told from the points of view of three people – Jason, Boston and Bruce.
Jason lives with his brother Isaac and his father Lloyd – he lost his mother to cancer, and it seems to have hit the family.
His father has invented a hologram device and has spent years perfecting it, at the expense of his son not having any interaction with the outside world.
Boston lives across the street from Jason. And she has been taking pictures of his when he has been sneaking out to the park.
The have a unusual relationship as they are so different, but I loved how they developed through the course of the book.
Bruce is a newly married detective who is trying to catch a killer, who is killing terminal ill people and leaving them in caskets with $25k. Baffling the police as to why they would do such a thing.
This has twists that I wasn’t expecting and it had me second guessing everyone’s connections.