Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarennas

The Psychology of Time Travel
Happy Sunday!  This week I will be sharing The Hope by Patricia Davids*, A Wedding for the Spitfire Girl by Fenella J. Miller, A Mystery Before Christmas by Adriana Licio, and The Child from Ash Pitts by Chrissie Walsh.  I am sure I will share one or two other books as well.  Happy HoliDeals has started on Amazon.  There are new deals every day with a wide variety of items (I ended up losing an hour exploring all the items).
Imagine a Time Machine to the Year 2013 by Ken West
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas begins in 1967 when four women create a time machine.  After several trials, they are ready to debut the machine before the press.  Unfortunately, Barbara has a breakdown and is sent to a facility to recover.  The other three ladies go on to receive accolades for the invention that changes the world.  Fifty years passes and time travel has become a big business.  Ruby Rebello is Granny Bee’s granddaughter and she knows her beloved gran was involved in the invention of the time machine.  However, she is unable to find information.  Bee receives an origami rabbit with an envelope attached.  Bee finds a notice of inquest from February 2018 for an unidentified woman.  Could it be Bee?  Ruby wants to get answers and see if she can prevent the unavoidable.
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas is a unique story.  I admit that I am drawn to books regarding time travel (I am a big Doctor Who fan) and was eager to read The Psychology of Time Travel.  The story is told from alternate POVs as well as three different timelines.  There is the past, present and future.  Then there are the four female inventors (Barbara Hereford, Margaret Norton, Lucille Waters, and Grace Taylor) plus Ruby Rebello and Odette Sophola.  The people can run into their past, present or future selves along the way.  The Psychology of Time Travel is a very confusing story (that’s putting it mildly).  I kept hoping that it would become clearer the further I moved into the story, but this was not the case.  It was interesting, though, to see how time travel affected each person.  The chapters were short and choppy.  There were romantic entanglements (of course), but there was one that was just plain strange (really hard to wrap my head around).  I was never able to get involved in the story or get to know the characters (thanks to the short chapters).  I did like the mystery that was woven into the story.  It was the one thing that kept me reading The Psychology of Time Travel.  I wanted to know who committed the crime and how it was accomplished. The author certainly has an active imagination.  While The Psychology of Time Travel was not for me, many others just loved this innovative tale.  I suggest you obtain a sample to see if this book is the right fit for you.  The story does contain foul language and strange intimate situations.  There is a time travel dictionary of terms at the end of the book.  The Psychology of Time Travel is unique novel with time travel, a strange slaying, plentiful points-of-view, convoluted conundrums, and rare romantic relationships. 
The Psychology of Time Travel  can be obtained through Amazon* (Amazon UK).  Thank you for reading my review.  I will return tomorrow to review Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece by Rose Pressey.  It is the debut of A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery series.  I hope you have a restful day.  Take care and Happy Reading!

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