Psychology of Time Travel (Sampler) - Kate Mascarenhas

April 16, 2018

3.5 / 5 Stars


Interesting time travel mystery


In 1967, four women (the Pioneers), invent a time travel machine. This discovery comes at a price, as travel through time creates a breakdown for one of the Pioneers; will this undermine their discovery and the hopes for a brave new world?


In 2017, time travel is big business. Ruby, the granddaughter of one of the pioneers, is drawn into the murky and complex world that her grandmother helped to create. In 2018, Odette, seemingly unconnected, stumbles across a dead body and becomes embroiled with The Conclave, the organisation in charge of all time travel.


The idea of time travel excited me. Jumping between times and ages is common place in fiction these days and thought it could be interesting to see how this works with the same characters in different periods. We have strong female characters, in fact it’s nearly a whole female cast, which is refreshing. Characters are interesting and their relationships intriguing although at times it all gets a little confusing; but this settles down as you begin to identify with each character.


Although about time travel, this is not Sci Fi, it’s more like a time travel mystery. The science involved in this is light so not not difficult to get into. Perhaps too light for some. Pacing is well done and short snappy chapters help it to fly along. It difficult to provide a proper review as the ARC was a sampler but helps being a large one weighing in at 21 chapters. It’s enough to get your teeth into and make you want for more. Highly enjoyable.

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