84K by Claire North


What if your life were defined by a number?What if any crime could be committed without punishment, so long as you could afford to pay the fee assigned to that crime?Theo works in the Criminal Audit Office. He assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full.But when Theo's ex-lover Dani is killed, it's different. This is one death he can't let become merely an entry on a balance sheet.Because w...

Details 84K

Release DateMay 24th, 2018
GenreScience Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction Fantasy, Dystopia, Adult

Reviews 84K

  • Liz Barnsley
    Easy 5* for me. EASY. Claire North writes so beautifully and in such a unique way sometimes I think it doesn't matter what story she is telling, it is all in the way she tells it. As it happens 84K has a brilliantly engaging theme and the whole thing is just wonderful. And a bit scary. Full review nearer to publication.
  • Kate
    A clever and challenging read with a great premise - every crime has a price. This is a world in which only the poor are guilty. While this is probably my least favourite of North's novels, largely due to its fragmented and jumpy style which meant I couldn't engage with characters or story as much as I would have liked, this author continues to astound with her imagination and ambition. Full review to follow closer to publication on For Winter Ni...
  • Latkins
    I'm a huge fan of Clare North, and this one was a really good one. Maybe not as good as my favourite of hers, The Sudden Appearance of Hope, but that would be hard as that book is so brilliant. With a nod to Orwell's 1984, it's set in an all too believable Britain of extreme capitalism (rather than communism - and yet the two are eerily similar), where everything, even people's lives, comes down to money. Human rights have been abolished, and if ...
  • Michaela
    Even though it was hard to follow at times, 84K is a great read and easy to recommend for those who like a futuristic suspenseful thriller. Its Black Mirror-esque look at a society under the rule of a single company is so relevant! Especially with what’s going on in he world now. The implications North explores through the life and times of the protagonist are simultaneously hard to stomach and completely plausible. She created a society where ...
  • Herminia Chow
    About the book: It’s a standalone sci-fi novel where rich people can commit crimes and pay them off instead of get punished. I received an advanced reader copy from Hachette.First impressions: I had no idea what to expect, but I was taken aback by the writing style. Nevertheless, the story slowly but surely started to grow on me.Characters: By the end of the novel, I liked the characters more than I did at the beginning. Theo, the protagonist, ...
  • April
    2.5I got this book as an ARC at a library conference. The premise was fantastic and I was really excited to dive in, but the book itself just got tiresome. It started reading like a really long, exhausting, overly emotional poem with a bit of narrative prose thrown in. There just wasn’t enough plot to justify how long this book dragged on. In the end, it was a disappointment.