Kepler had never meant to die this way — viciously beaten to death by a stinking vagrant in a dark back alley. But when reaching out to the murderer for salvation in those last dying moments, a sudden switch takes place.
Now Kepler is looking out through the eyes of the killer himself, staring down at a broken and ruined body lying in the dirt of the alley.
Instead of dying, Kepler has gained the ability to roam from one body to another, to jump into another person’s skin and see through their eyes, live their life — be it for a few minutes, a few months or a lifetime.
Touch was actually pretty good. It’s sort of a sci-fi/ thriller type of book. In a way it feels like the exact opposite of Claire North’s other book The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. In that you have one character who relives their life over and over again, meanwhile in this you have one character who jumps from person to another, essentially taking over their life.
The thing with this book, it was good and I enjoyed it. It was a great thriller, it had some interesting moral questions and asks if its right to entirely take over another person’s life (at one point its even compared to rape), but while I enjoyed it, I’m not planning on buying a copy any time soon (and this was a book I was planning on buying). So while it was good, it wasn’t that good.
*I received a copy of this book from Orbit in exchange for an honest review.