I’ve had this book since it was released a year ago, but it always got pushed aside as a new book came in that I needed to review by a certain date. When Timepiece came out, I decided I needed to sit my butt down and read this.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but within the first few pages I was already in love with Emerson (Em) our main character. She’s witty, funny and recovering from a traumatic past. Her parents died a few years ago and ever since that day she’s seen people — people no one else can see — people who disappear with a pop when she touches them. This “ability” landed her some time in a crazy house, and then after that she was sent to a private school in Arizona. When the scholarship funds run out, she has to return to Tennessee to live with her brother and his wife. The bad thing about this is that Thomas, her brother, is in the business of fixing up old buildings, which means there are plenty of “ghosts” around to mess with Emerson.
Determined to help her, Thomas and his wife, Dru, enlist the help of the Hourglass corporation — people who specialize in helping people like Em. When Emerson meets Michael, the hot young guy who works for the Hourglass, she’s a little skeptical, but she can’t help but feel drawn to him. As the weeks go by and Emerson learns that she’s not crazy, and she’s not actually seeing ghosts, but time rips, and that she herself has the ability to travel to the past, things start to get even more weird for her. Not only that, but Michael needs her to help him with something in the past. When it all comes down to it, they will have an hour to travel back a few months and save someone’s life. The only problem is that Em’s never done this before and they may not get back alive.
This book is filled with twists and turns and truly lovable characters. I really liked Emerson and Michael — even Thomas and Dru were likable. I think my favorite character was Kaleb, and I understand the next book is told from his POV.
Ms. McEntire’s writing is flawless and I love her voice. There were just as many laughs as there were twists and thrills. The book flows well, is a quick read, and one that will leave you begging for book two.