Monday, August 29, 2016

Liana Brooks shares Decoherence, A Time & Shadow Mystery

Multiverse. Alternate realities. The Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum theory… they’re all names for the idea that there is more than one version of reality. More than one version of you. It’s a fun idea that’s been played with more times than I can count.

In the Time & Shadows series I played with this idea; we know who Jane Doe is, but not which reality she came from.

In the first book, THE DAY BEFORE, the reader only sees a momentary glimpse of one other possible iteration of time. In CONVERGENCE POINT the readers get to see two. In DECOHERENCE the narrative weaves between several different interlacing realities. There’s not only more than one possible version of history, but there are multiple variations of the main character, Samantha Rose.

Genetically identical, each Sam is a unique individual. Being able to play with the multiverse theory and examine what happens when one person makes a different choice in each iteration of time was one of the joys of writing these series. Characters are so often stuck in their choices, with a plot driven by consequence, that they don’t get a chance to think What If?

DECOHERENCE comes out in e-book on September 13th, with the print edition to follow in October.

Before you run off to buy the books and get started reading, tell me, what’s one life changing choice you made?  

Readers of Blake Crouch's DARK MATTER and Wesely Chu's TIME SALVAGER will love Liana Brooks' DECOHERENCE--the thrilling, time-bending conclusion to the Time & Shadow series!

Samantha Rose and Linsey MacKenzie have established an idyllic life of married bliss in Australia, away from the Commonwealth Bureau of Investigation, away from mysterious corpses, and—most of all—away from Dr. Emir’s multiverse machine.
But Sam is a detective at heart, and even on the other side of the world, she can’t help wonder if a series of unsolved killings she reads about are related—not just to each other, but to the only unsolved case of her short career.
She knows Jane Doe’s true name, but Sam never discovered who killed the woman found in an empty Alabama field in spring of 2069. She doesn’t even know which version of herself she buried under a plain headstone.

When Mac suddenly disappears, Sam realizes she is going to once more be caught up in a silent war she still doesn’t fully understand. Every step she takes to save Mac puts the world she knows at risk, and moves her one step closer to becoming the girl in the grave.

Liana Brooks write sci-fi and crime fiction for people who like happy endings. She believes in time travel to the future, even if it takes a good book and all night to get there. When she isn’t writing, Liana hikes the mountains of Alaska with her family and giant dog. Find her at or on Twitter as @LianaBrooks


  1. There are many but the biggest regret was not going to the hospital that night... believing that the cancer wouldn't take her for 3-4 more months... Instead I spent time with my fiance and never got to say goodbye to my grandmother who was my best friend for many many years.


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