PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM:
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – ****
PLOT – ****
FLOW – ****
ON A REVIEW SITE:
Wow – Timelapse is one of those books that sucks you in and doesn’t let go. I literally read it in about three sittings….and it is NOT a short book!
Right away you feel sorry for Alex as you find out how his wife died. She was pregnant with their son when they were hit by a drunk driver. Due to modern medicine, their precious little miracle survived.
Then the action starts within the first few pages and never lets up. Alex works as a teacher in a University. He is woken in the middle of the night because his office was broken into.
Unfortunately, in his trashed office, he finds a weird looking *cell phone*. It thrusts him into a parallel universe where Marshall Law is the only law and freedom is just a dream.
Things get strange fast. National Guard soldiers murdering young men and women right at the University he worked at. Only it isn’t a University anymore, Washington D.C. doesn’t look anything like it should, and both of his parents died before he was conceived. Which means there is no possibility of his son existing in this reality.
Oh, and his wife is alive. Only she couldn’t have married someone who was never born, so that is another knife to the heart.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but this is a great book. I really don’t know if I would classify it as strictly Sci-Fi. It seemed like it had many more elements, and besides the Time Travel there were no other far fetched ideas. Plus it had a little bit of romance thrown in for some spice.
Even if you aren’t typically a fan of the genre give this one a chance. I guarantee you won’t regret it!
The accidental death of his beloved wife sent Alex Morgan into a numbing world of suppressed grief and rage, eased only by a profound bond with his son. Suddenly his life is shattered again when a chance discovery propels him into a world gone horribly, terrifyingly wrong.
Piecing together clues in this new nightmare, Alex suspects a colleague of taking a few, meddling steps back in time, changing the course of history – destroying Alex’s family and his world. Desperately clinging to his sanity, he searches for any evidence his young son still exists.
Jessica O’Neil is fighting a nightmare of her own, captured and facing execution for freedom-fighting heroics in her grim, oppressive world. When Alex rescues the feisty young rebel, she resists her dangerous attraction to him – a man who’s clearly crazy, literally in a world of his own.
Bound together first by chance and desperation, then by growing purpose, respect, and emotion, Alex and Jessie must depend on each other to survive. More than that, they must find a way to prevent a terrible crime from taking place – a crime that plunged both their worlds into nightmare – over a hundred years before. To have a future, they will have to find their way to the past.