by Aliza Kellerman and Faye Kellerman
Adult mystery writer Faye Kellerman teamed up with her daughter Aliza Kellerman to write an action packed, science fiction thriller that takes a look at what life would be like if there was no modern health care–no doctors, no medicine, and knowing anything about illness or injury can get you thrown in prison. It is a quick read, that has everything: action, mystery, science fiction, and even a love story thrown in to the mix.
Prism centers on three teens Kaida, Zeke, and Joy. On a school trip to the Carlsbad Caverns, their school van is in a horrific accident. Barely escaping the accident alive, the three teens take cover in a nearby cave. After getting lost and falling deeper into the cave with no way out. After blacking out, Kaida awakens the next morning safe and sound in her bed. Odd. It isn’t until she goes to school, that she begins to feel that things are not right. After witnessing a man get hit by a car and no one coming to his aid except men in white who just throw the dying man into the back of a white van, Kaida really begins to realize that something is not right in this world. Zeke and Joy are experiencing the same thing as Kaida and share the same memories of the accident. The three of them display an uncanny knowledge of medicine, illness, and injury in this world, and this knowledge is dangerous. Can Kaida, Zeke, and Joy figure out what happened to them the night of the accident, can they get back home to their world, and can they survive this world long enough to do so?
Checkout this video below, where the Aliza and Faye Kellerman talk about writing the Prism: