Dead Rock, Texas, 2037
Raleigh Williams made a promise to his brother before he died, that he’d scatter his ashes on Mars. Desperate to leave a life of bad memories behind and start over in the Martian colony, Raleigh fully intends to keep that promise. But his plans are thwarted when a meteor near-misses him in the desert, and Raleigh finds in its crater not debris or even a spacecraft, but a man covered in swirling scars and with no memory of who he is. At least he looks like a man—a man Raleigh can’t seem to keep his eyes off of—but whenever they touch it ignites a memory swap between them.
Raleigh agrees to help Meteor Man piece together his life through their cosmic connection. But the memory share goes both ways, and Raleigh becomes inexplicably entangled with a guy who is everything he needs—everything good that Raleigh is not—but might not even be human. As their minds and worlds collide, reality unravels and Raleigh must face a painful truth, one that could shatter his dreams of finding love, reaching Mars, and fulfilling his brother’s last wish.
Raleigh is very confused and feels like he’s failed at so many things in his short life. He has suffered mental and physical abuse, been put in juvenile detention for a crime he was not guilty of. Suffered the loss of his older brother to suicide, and promised to spread his ashes on Mars. On his nightly run he encounters what he believes that be a meteorite. Yet when he gets to the site he finds a naked man badly wounded. As he tries his best to help him a strange thing happens. They each have visions of memories of each other. So Raleigh is seeing the man he saves memories. And Crow as they call him, is seeing Raleigh’s.
Things get extremely difficult for both men as they learn more about each other, almost like an outside force is trying to see just how far they can be pushed before they snap. Raleigh is close to really hurting people in self-defense, and to protect Crow. When they are in a really bad car accident, and his friend is killed. At this point they start to figure out just what is going on.
This book really surprised me, it starts out in what I felt like the middle of the story. As you follow along picking up clues you begin to realize there is a lot more going on then you first thought.it takes almost till the end to really understand exactly what and why you got the information the way you did. This book is not for everyone but it is entertaining a has thought out characters.