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You can't create a world in seven days without cutting corners

Graham Smith is a 33 year-old office messenger. To the outside world he’s an obsessive-compulsive mute – weird but harmless. But to Graham Smith, it’s the world that’s weird. And far from harmless. He sees things others can’t . . . or won’t. He knows that roads can change course, people disappear, office blocks migrate across town. All at night when no one’s looking. The world’s an unstable place, still growing, sloughing off layers of reality like dead skin. One day you drive by, and it's changed.

Annalise Mercado hears voices, all from girls calling themselves Annalise. Sometimes she thinks they’re spirit guides, sometimes she thinks she’s crazy. But then they tell her about Graham Smith, the men who want him dead, and how only she can save him. So begins the story of two people whose lives appear fragmented across alternate realities and how, together, they hold the key to the future of a billion planets. . .


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"Resonance is a tremendously accomplished book ... and immediately raises Dolley into the ranks of writers to watch. It's a head-over-heels romp through ever-changing realities, crammed with great set-pieces, excellent hooks and some nice one-liners ... Now, I'm running a day late because I just kept on reading until I'd finished the whole book."  Keith Brooke, Infinity Plus

"Looking for something original?  I haven’t read anything like this before!  RESONANCE is cool, cutting-edge science fiction ... it should win an award—it is that good.  Everything from characterization to world-building, to editing, plot and use of real science theory are excellent examples of what the craft of writing is all about.  Highly recommended."  KC Heath, Yet Another Book Review

"I loved Resonance ... the writing is clever, the concepts are ingenious, and the characterizations are first class. Both Graham Smith and Annalise Mercado stick with you as people long after the book is finished. And with all the stories I read, that is amazing." Jerry Wright, Bewildering Stories

"It is a lovely idea for a book, and Dolley has got the pacing pretty much right ...  If he can keep on coming up with good novel ideas like this, he’ll produce some really spectacular books in the future."  Cheryl Morgan, Emerald City

"The last few years have seen a nice spate of fiction books with autistic or semi-autistic main characters ... This one started out making me think it was another of this sort, but then it blossomed off in its own fine direction and did things I wasn't expecting at all. Read other folks' reviews if you want spoilers, but I say: just get it and read it," Michael H. Payne, SFWA Book Reviews

"An engaging read with interesting characters and intelligent action. This novel is among my most recommended!"  BellaOnline

"...you get carried along thinking the story is going one way and off it veers in another direction. I don't know about you but I like being surprised by a story. I enjoy having an author keep me interested in the story and caring about the characters. Dolley does a great job of pulling all the elements together to keep you reading. Highly recommended. " Gayle Surrette, SFRevu

"An exceptional first novel." Robert M. Tilendis, Rambles  

"RESONANCE is outstanding, creating unique, believable protagonists and compelling readers to follow along in an outstanding adventure." Midwest Book Review 

"I thoroughly enjoyed this science fiction adventure, and look forward to Dolley’s next book on my reading list: Shift." SciFiChick

"An interesting novel with no shortage of skill and the more it's read, the more you become involved ... A good book, Mr. Dolley!"   Rod MacDonald, SF CrowsNest

"Enjoyable and fast paced ... I would definitely pick up other books by Dolley in the future." Steven Sawicki, SFReader