Six Wakes is a science fiction mystery, and it’s a good one. It’s a locked room mystery, set on the starship Dormire, in which everyone was cloned and then killed, so no one knows who did it. Including the murderer or the victim.
Much of the novel happens in flashback, as we see how each of the characters winds up a convicted criminal on the ship, and why they might want to kill the other five characters. Adding, or creating, the suspense is the fact that if any of them are killed again, the deaths will be final, since they don’t have the necessary supplies to reclone themselves. Unsurprisingly, while trying to solve the murder mystery, other surprises are found, include the reason all of these people are on the ship in the first place.
I enjoyed Six Wakes, it was an interesting mystery with a satisfying explanation, engaging characters. Well worth the time.
Lafferty, Mur. Six Wakes. New York: Orbit Books, 2017. Kindle edition. Amazon.