DiSemblance | Shanae Branham
Jason Tanner’s life has always been different from the ordinary citizen’s. It started when he was an infant and his parents were only teenagers. A computer science prodigy, Lloyd attended MIT but left a pariah in the eyes of the school’s dean—but a computer physics genius in the eyes of his primary investor. Then his theories and ideas created a holographic machine and their world shrunk as contact with the outside world became less and less frequent. A computer prodigy now himself, Jason is about to learn that the world never waits for you if you have the ability to change it: it will come for you.
Detective Bruce Durante has been handed the case of the Comfort Killer, a serial killer so named because he appears to abduct terminally ill patients before returning their corpses to their families in refrigerated coffins. When he picks up the trail, it leads straight to the home of Lloyd Tanner.
Jason has been living life through the world of Lloyd’s invention and wishing he could carry on a relationship with Boston, the beautiful girl next door. When his father is murdered and framed as the Comfort Killer, he is brought back to reality in a hurry. He is forced to destroy all of the planted evidence—and finds he is being targeted as the killer’s new fall guy. But the secrets of his father’s invention run deep and Jason, his brother Isaac,Boston, the Comfort Killer, and Detective Durante hurtle towards one another on a deadly collision course that leaves everyone’s life hanging in the balance.
Author Shanae Branham
I am a professional writer with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a minor in grammar. I have also attended several years of classes and workshops in screenplay writing at the Los Angeles Screenplay writer’s Expo.
I love suspense thrillers and am a master at plot and character development. I enjoy stories with happy endings. I promise all my readers that when they put one of my books down or walk away from one of my movies, they will be enthused with excitement and joy. This does not mean there will not be some sad parts, because you have to feel the bitter in order to understand the sweet. In fact, I have struggled with Dyslexia my whole life, so you can imagine how overjoyed I was when DiSemblance won a Silver metal in the fantasy/science fiction category at the eLit awards in 2012.
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What I Thought. . .
Fellow Nerd Girls of the world, prepare to fan girl all over DiSemblance, a techno thriller by Shanae Branham. But whether you’re into the science fiction genre or no, DiSemblance is a fast paced novel, packed with suspense, that will keep you turning the pages to get to the end of this adventure. The hologram technology that Jason’s father has invented is fascinating and easily explained.
And what could make a sci-fi adventure even more interesting? Why not toss a serial murderer into the danger and excitement already surrounding the threat of the hologram technology being stolen?!
The characters in the story are well written and developed. I enjoyed the alternating viewpoints between Jason Tanner and Detective Bruce Durante. I have always adored coming of age or coming into the world stories and we get this in DiSemblance as Jason is violently thrust from his sheltered, home schooled and isolated existence into a plot fraught with murder and espionage!
Be sure to pick up a copy of DiSemblance and fall into Jason Tanner’s world. You’ll thank me for it. 😉
4 out of 5 stars.