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False Hearts

(2016)
(The first book in the False Hearts series)
A novel by

 
 
Laura Lam's adult sci-fi debut False Hearts: Two formerly conjoined sisters are ensnared in a murderous plot involving psychoactive drugs, shared dreaming, organized crime, and a sinister cult.

Raised in the closed cult of Mana's Hearth and denied access to modern technology, conjoined sisters Taema and Tila dream of a life beyond the walls of the compound. When the heart they share begins to fail, the twins escape to San Francisco, where they are surgically separated and given new artificial hearts. From then on they pursue lives beyond anything they could have previously imagined.

Ten years later, Tila returns one night to the twins' home in the city, terrified and covered in blood, just before the police arrive and arrest her for murder--the first homicide by a civilian in decades. Tila is suspected of involvement with the Ratel, a powerful crime syndicate that deals in the flow of Verve, a drug that allows violent minds to enact their darkest desires in a terrifying dreamscape. Taema is given a proposition: go undercover as her sister and perhaps save her twin's life. But during her investigation Taema discovers disturbing links between the twins' past and their present. Once unable to keep anything from each other, the sisters now discover the true cost of secrets.

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Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"That rarest of things - a fast-paced thriller with tons of heart and soul. Set in a chillingly believable future, it's bursting with original concepts and unforgettable characters. I defy anyone to put it down." - Sarah Lotz

"Just fantastic. Rarely have I torn through a book so quickly. Dark, smart, fast-paced and sexy." - Samantha Shannon

"Riveting." - F Paul Wilson


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Used availability for Laura Lam's False Hearts

Hardback Editions

June 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: False Hearts
Author(s): Laura Lam
ISBN: 1-4472-8642-1 / 978-1-4472-8642-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: False Hearts: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lam
ISBN: 0-7653-8205-9 / 978-0-7653-8205-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: False Hearts: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lam
ISBN: 0-7653-8206-7 / 978-0-7653-8206-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: False Hearts
Author(s): Laura Lam
ISBN: 1-4472-8644-8 / 978-1-4472-8644-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: False Hearts
Author(s): Laura Lam
ISBN: 1-4472-8643-X / 978-1-4472-8643-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: False Hearts
Author(s): Laura Lam
ISBN: 1-5098-4685-9 / 978-1-5098-4685-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: False Hearts
Author(s): Laura Lam
ISBN: 1-5098-4686-7 / 978-1-5098-4686-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: False Hearts
Author(s): Laura Lam
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   


June 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: False Hearts
Author(s): Laura Lam
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: False Hearts
Author(s): Laura Lam
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: False Hearts
Author(s): Laura Lam
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: False Hearts: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lam
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: False Hearts
Author(s): Laura Lam
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: False Hearts: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lam
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA