Author: Keith Thomas
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Release Date: February 20, 2018
As seen in PUREWOW’s “20 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018” and i09’s “Get Cozy With 18 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books This February” roundups
The Night Doctors are coming? Are you ready?
Keith Thomas’ debut novel is an exhilarating ride, a visceral high concept thriller perfect for fans of Black Mirror and True Detective, about a psychologist who must protect the life of an eleven-year-old girl whose ability to remember past lives makes them both targets of a merciless killer.
Dr. Matilda Deacon is a psychologist researching how memories are made and stored when she meets a strange eleven-year-old girl named Ashanique. Ashanique claims to harbor the memories of the last soldier killed in World War I and Matilda is at first very interested but skeptical. However, when Ashanique starts talking about being chased by the Night Doctors—a term also used by an unstable patient who was later found dead—Matilda can’t deny that the girl might be telling the truth.
Matilda learns that Ashanique and her mother have been on the run their whole lives from a monstrous assassin named Rade. Rade is after a secret contained solely in memories and has left a bloody trail throughout the world in search of it. Matilda soon realizes Ashanique is in unimaginable danger and that her unique ability comes with a deadly price.
Fast-paced, suspenseful, and a chilling blend of science and danger, The Clarity is a compelling take on the possibilities of reincarnation and life after death.
Book Riot: “you’ll love this chilling speculative thriller. Tautly plotted and well researched, this book is a riveting take on the possibility of afterlife and reincarnation.”
Bookbub features The Clarity in a “18 Books for Stephen King's Fans Coming in 2018”
“Keith Thomas’s debut, The Clarity, is a taut, riveting thriller, a perfect balance of scientific speculation and storytelling, all centered on a young girl of amazing talent and heart. I read it one sitting…and wanted to read it all over again once I turned the last page. An impressive debut that can only herald great things to come by this author.” – James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Seventh Plague
“Thomas’s strong debut, a paranormal thriller [...] maintains the believability of his tightly coiled plot throughout.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Keith Thomas worked as a lead clinical researcher at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and National Jewish Health before writing for film and television. He has developed projects for studios and production companies and collaborated with writers like James Patterson and filmmakers like Paul Haggis. He lives in Denver and works in Los Angeles.