Edit: Received a top review rating from the publisher on NetGalley! ⭐️
This was a fantastic and well-crafted book, which easily mixed a variety of genres in such an interesting manner. Mystery, Science Fiction and Thriller.. oh my.
I adored the characters, particularly Barbara. And later on in the book – Lucille.
Although the book jumped forward into the future and back into the past, it was easy to follow and allowed one to get to know the main characters a lot better. I would have like to have heard more from Fay, to fill in some of the blanks between the green-Fay and the silver-Fay. However I realize that it is than a referral to the happenings within the Conclave.
I haven’t read very many time travel books, and thus cannot make a good comparison of the bits of theories touched on within the contents of the story. However it did insight some deep discussions with the hubby – if knowing parts of one’s future would it than solidified the knowledge to be as is (thus not fate but destiny), or does it allow for a different path to be taken and change the direction in which one’s life was headed. To which his response was: “As per Doc Brown: Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one.”
** I received a copy of The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Book Info & My Rating
In 1967, four female scientists worked together to build the world’s first time machine. But just as they are about to debut their creation, one of them suffers a breakdown, putting the whole project—and future of time travel—in jeopardy. To protect their invention, one member is exiled from the team—erasing her contributions from history.
Fifty years later, time travel is a big business. Twenty-something Ruby Rebello knows her beloved grandmother, Granny Bee, was one of the pioneers, though no one will tell her more. But when Bee receives a mysterious message from the future reporting the murder of an unidentified woman, Ruby becomes obsessed: could it be Bee? Who would want her dead? And most importantly of all: can her murder be stopped?
Traversing the decades and told from alternating perspectives, The Psychology of Time Travel introduces a fabulous new voice in fiction and a new must-read for fans of speculative fiction and women’s fiction alike.