My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
I received this book as a digital ARC from the publisher through Net Galley in return for an honest review.
This is the story of Meredith Blake, an American scholar who is involved in a Victorian mystery while she was studying in England.
She is intrigued by a mystery murder which occurred at Edwards Hall and she will be “transposed” to this old manor though a travel time phenomenon.
The author uses a different way – a simple faint – to make the character travel from present to the past; the other transitions, the reader must assume it happens in the same way.
Even if this subject – time travel – has been approached by several authors, the “tunnel” used to travel from present to past is quite simple and unbelievable thus underestimating the reader’s sagacity.
A common point on these time travel books is the desire of the main character to change what happened in the past, in this case, the murder itself.
Despite all points mentioned above, the book is well writing, fast-paced, being a good entertainment book for a free and sunny afternoon.
For those readers which are interested in read some good time-travel books,, there are some interesting options, such as: the the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon; The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles – my favorite book on this subject; Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine; The Hands of Time by Irina Shapiro; La Femme au miroir by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt; Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.