Waiting on Wednesday – The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch

October 18, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.

This sounds like an exciting thriller, and time traveling to determine which course to take I am sure adds to that. Sounds like it could be a really suspenseful and fun read.

The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons on February 6th 2018
Pages: 400

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Inception meets True Detective in this science-fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope. The Gone World follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind.

Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In Western Pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL’s family–and to locate his teenage daughter, who has disappeared. Though she can’t share the information with conventional law enforcement, Moss discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U.S.S. Libra–a ship assumed lost to the darkest currents of Deep Time. Moss knows first-hand the mental trauma of time-travel and believes the SEAL’s experience with the future has triggered this violence.

Determined to find the missing girl and driven by a troubling connection from her own past, Moss travels ahead in time to explore possible versions of the future, seeking evidence or insight that will crack the present-day case. To her horror, the future reveals that it’s not only the fate of a family that hinges on her work, for what she witnesses rising over time’s horizon and hurtling toward the present is the Terminus: the terrifying and cataclysmic end of humanity itself.

Luminous and unsettling, The Gone World bristles with world-shattering ideas yet remains at its heart an intensely human story.


  • Tammy @Books, Bones & Buffy October 18, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I already have this on my TBR, it does sound really good! I’m ready for a new time traveling story.

    • Lisa (@TenaciousReader) October 19, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      yeah, it sounds fun 🙂 Look forward to seeing what you think of it

  • Lynn October 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

    I like the sound of this, I sometimes find time travel hit and miss but I think this one sounds like it has a lot of promise and I’m enjoying thrillers at the moment.
    Lynn 😀

    • Lisa (@TenaciousReader) October 19, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      Yes! Time travel can go horribly wrong in a book if its not done well. I’m hopeful with this one

  • sjhigbee October 18, 2017 at 10:35 am

    This should be a good ‘un – I’ve already read his Tomorrow and Tomorrow – a haunting post-apocalyptic book that stayed with me for a long time after I’d finished it:). Thank you for sharing this one.

    • Lisa (@TenaciousReader) October 19, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      Oh, excellent! Love hearing that you enjoyed his other book so much. And I love books that stick with me.

  • Maddalena@spaceandsorcery October 18, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    That’s an amazing premise, thank you so much for showcasing the book: I’m adding it to my “wanted”list! 🙂

  • Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum October 18, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    I read one of his books a few years ago, and I definitely wouldn’t mind reading him again. With luck, this time traveling story won’t be as depressing as his cyberpunk 🙂

    • Lisa (@TenaciousReader) October 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Oh, glad to hear you enjoyed one of his books 🙂 And, yeah, I’m not in the mood for depressing so much these days, so I hope its more “thriller”