To Your Own Self Be True by Ray Melnik is a continuation of his previous novel, The Room. In The Room, the story was about Harry Ladd and his very odd experience in his Mothers room; a rift in the universe was born in that room. His daughters were also mentioned, and in To Your Own Self Be True, you’ll learn what came of Kaela and Lainey.
Kaela Ladd is a 23 year old physicist that believes in Science with a passion. Kaela is a loner of sorts, she has no boyfriend, very few close friends or co-workers at SciLab, and is feeling very alone after the death of her father. She has yet to find her “it” in life that is to fill that empty void inside of her.
Working at SciLab she is about to be a part of a special experiment called Stasis that will give her the answers she seeks about The Room, as well as a second chance to speak with her father. Along her journey, she meets Rael and sees so much of her father in him, she decides to help him and his family out by getting Rael a job at SciLab and letting them rent her Grandmother’s house. Rael turns out to be more than Kaela was looking for, and with the last words her father gave her, she may find that one thing to fill the emptiness in her life.
Ray Melnik details the day to day life of Kaela as she works at SciLab, interacts with Adam, and learns about herself. At times the story would get a little slow and hard to follow with all of the scientific terms. Mr. Melnik has really done his research and thinks much like I would expect a rocket scientist would think. There are a few secondary characters that lead to the developing storyline that were well placed as well as purposeful. If you are looking for a futuristic novel without the sci-fi aliens and such, you might enjoy the mysteries of To Your Own Self Be True. 4 Hearts