Eye Contact

A Thrilling Dive into Ethical Science Fiction

“Eye Contact” by Bethany Maines offers a captivating blend of entertainment and introspection, providing readers with a tantalizing glimpse into the potential future of human augmentation while raising profound questions about the intersection of innovation and morality.

In this compelling narrative, protagonist Lexi Byrne appears to have it all—a devoted boyfriend, Tanner Driscoll; the most eligible bachelor in the science department; and a supportive friend, Shea Yamaguchi, who grapples with the emotional toll of manning a suicide hotline. Yet, as a nerdy-cute undergraduate turned doctoral candidate in bioengineering, Lexi finds herself deeply immersed in the world of cutting-edge bionic eye technology. However, her world is shattered when her groundbreaking prototype is stolen, revealing a web of deception within her academic circle. As Lexi confronts this betrayal, she is forced to reckon with the darker facets of ambition and loyalty in the relentless pursuit of scientific progress.

Bethany Maines deserves commendation for her masterful storytelling, seamlessly weaving together well-researched subject matter with intricate plot details. Her exploration of bionic eye technology, neurodiversity, and the ethical dilemmas inherent in scientific advancement is both enlightening and engrossing. Maines’s descriptive language skillfully draws readers into Lexi’s world, allowing them to vicariously experience her challenges and triumphs.

“Eye Contact” is a riveting thriller that effortlessly blends suspense with heartwarming moments, making it essential reading for fans seeking an intelligent and thought-provoking narrative experience as it promises an adrenaline-fueled ride filled with unexpected twists and turns. Maines’s ability to keep readers on the edge of their seats while also delving into complex moral quandaries ensures that this novel will leave a lasting impression on those who enjoy suspenseful and mind-boggling reads. Highly recommended, 5 Stars!