Thursday, 3 September 2020

Review: The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson


The Erasure Initiative
opens with a young woman waking on a driverless bus. She has no memory of who she is, or how she got there, she knows only that her nametag says Cecily. She recognises no one else on the bus--and none of them know why they are there. Over the next few days, they are put through tests some gruelling, some utterly ridiculous. As the flashbacks begin, Cecily starts to confront a reality that she may not be the nice person that she was expecting, that some of the bus may be connected and there may be a heck of a lot more at stake than her freedom ...

This was one heck of a page turner, with twists, turns and some surprising revelations. Cecily is an interesting character, whose flashbacks sometimes lead her down the wrong path. It was interesting to watch her personal relationships develop--the author doesn't push her relationship with Nia. The pair are same sex attracted, because that's the way they are. There's no big coming out scene, no one is terribly shocked and it is all just one part of a twisty, action packed story.

I enjoyed this one, it was my first from prolific Australian author Lili Wilkinson and I have no doubt that I will be reading more in the future.

Recommended. 

This book was read for the Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2020