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time travel for the demanding reader!
on 18 October 2011
I love Susannah's books and this one does not disappoint! The genre of time travel is handled here with deft expertise. When one 'fades' into another era, what happens to one's clothing? You will find out in this book!
The Cornish setting (based on Polperro) is delightful, and the characters are lively, too. I did get a bit confused about Mark, Susan and Claire, but they are not that important. The characters you need to know about are Daniel and Fergal, both of whom you will come to love as the book moves back and forth between the centuries.
All the way through this one, I was wondering, "How can it end? What will the twist be?" (Susannah loves a twist near the end...)
I did clock the clues throughout the book which arrowed the possibilities, but the ending still took me by surprise and did not fail to delight. Fabulous writing. The only reason I have not given it 5 stars was that I found the character of Constable Creed overdrawn and laboured over for too long in the narrative. I also found the shipboard section a bit dreary.
I loved the moments of 'transfer' which always took me by surprise! If you are a fan of time travel novels, you will adore this one!