Rosewater by Tade Thompson
Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless—people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumored healing powers.
Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. He has seen inside the biodome, and doesn’t care to again—but when something begins killing off others like himself, Kaaro must defy his masters to search for an answer, facing his dark history and coming to a realization about a horrifying future.
An unexpectedly great discussion to kick off 2019 from a group of people who don’t read that much science fiction. A little meandering and confusing at times but a great introduction to Thompson’s Rosewater world that sets us up nicely for the sequel (set to release this Spring).