Dare to Know

A Novel

About the Book

“A razor-smart sci-fi corporate noir nightmare. Dare to Know is what happens when Willy Loman sees through the Matrix. A heartbreaking, time-bending, galactic mindbender delivered in the mordantly funny clip of a doomed antihero.”—Daniel Kraus, co-author of The Shape of Water

Dark Matter meets Annihilation in this mind-bending and emotional speculative thriller set in a world where the exact moment of your death can be predicted—for a price.

Our narrator is the most talented salesperson at Dare to Know, an enigmatic company that has developed the technology to predict anyone’s death down to the second. Divorced, estranged from his sons, and broke, he’s driven to violate the cardinal rule of the business by forecasting his own death day. The problem: his prediction says he died twenty-three minutes ago.

The only person who can confirm its accuracy is Julia, the woman he loved and lost during his rise up the ranks of Dare to Know. As he travels across the country to see her, he’s forced to confront his past, the choices he’s made, and the terrifying truth about the company he works for.

Wildly ambitious and highly immersive, this mind-bending thriller explores the destructive power of knowledge and collapses the boundaries between reality, myth, and conspiracy as it races toward its shocking conclusion.

About the Author

James Kennedy

James Kennedy is the author of The Order of Odd-Fish, a young adult novel published by Delacorte in 2008. He is also the founder and director of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, an annual nationwide contest in which kid filmmakers make 90-second videos about Newbery-winning books. Before becoming a writer, he was a software engineer and has a degree in physics and philosophy. Dare to Know is his first adult novel.

Product Details

  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781683692607
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781683693161
  • e-Book ISBN: 9781683692614
  • Page Count: 304
  • Release Date: September 14, 2021