I’ve just finished an old book from 1962 by Clifford D Simak. It’s called ‘They Walk Like Men’.
A newspaper reporter is caught up in a mystery when he comes home after a night of too many drinks. Something is happening and he is pulled into a weird situation where aliens create substitute human beings. They are trying to take over the world, but it’s less great big monsters and more subtlety mixed with a type of film noirish storytelling.
Each time you think you are getting somewhere the plot twists. It could just be a shaggy dog story? But it’s deadly and serious…..
If you like old sci-fi (originally published by doubleday in 1962) you might like this. My edition is second hand. It’s a good read. X