When his daughter is falsely accused of murder, a scientist must travel 200 million years into the past to save her. But there are secrets waiting there. And more than her life is at stake.
From the worldwide bestselling author of Departure and Winter World comes a standalone novel with a twist you’ll never see coming.
Control the Past.
Save the Future.
I KNEW that I’m going to enjoy this book. It involves time traveling, which is never a boring concept and… dinosaurs (!!) which are one of my oldest obsessions, so I was definitely expecting to find it interesting. What I didn’t expect though, was to hold my breath from page 1 until the very end!
Every chapter brings a more surprising turn, every new discovery is mind blowing, every page makes your heart beat a little faster. I cannot express how much I’ve loved it, although later the whole time traveling process becomes so complicated that my brain wasn’t even keeping up with all the scientific explanations. So yeah, I’m surprised by how a book can make you feel so stupid, yet keep you so hooked on in the same time.
I honestly cannot think of any negative aspects. I loved the fact that all secondary characters have their own demons, their own secrets and stories and they’re more than just decorum in the book.
I enjoyed the relations between the characters, how fragile the balance is and how every small detail changes the way they see each other and also how you, the reader, suddenly switch your perspective of them. You trust someone in one chapter, only to turn the page and see them in the villain role.
The novel already starts with such an intriguing premise, but it’s unbelievable how much more complex it turns later. All while continuing to give logical and credible explanations for all the factors that we might consider a bit too much, like the amount of money the characters have, the unlimited resources, etc. The author doesn’t dive too deeply into those clarifications, but what he offers is kind of enough and I was happy to see he didn’t leave any loose ends.
I didn’t encounter in a very long time a novel that would keep me so entertained. I had the same feelings that I used to have as a child, while reading adventure books. Lost In Time gave me Jules Verne/Arthur Connan Doyle vibes, while bringing a lot more in terms of psychological suspense.