The Time Rift
by Liwen Y. Ho, David Ho
Published by 2 Square 2 Be Hip
Publication Date March 21, 2018
Genres: Time Travel, Science Fiction
Setting: California Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 35-60
Written for: Adults, High-School/Young Adult
Renowned physicist Lance Everett has two great passions: donuts and time travel. The only thing that rivals them is Juliet Bradley, the redheaded beauty who captured his heart at a college football game. After reconnecting with her a decade later, Lance can’t imagine his life being more complete. Even without a time machine, he foresees a happy marriage and a breakthrough in his scientific pursuits.
Until the unthinkable happens.
Now Lance is left searching for answers and questioning what he values the most. A chance encounter with a mysterious man offers him some unexpected solace, as well as the opportunity of a lifetime. But the stakes are higher than he ever imagined. Will he risk it all to gain back what he lost, even if the consequences can never be reversed?
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“Dr. Everett, if one day you could travel back in time, what time would you go back to and why?”
Dealing with inconsolable grief, Dr. Lance Everett has stopped living. Until approached by a businessman who gives him the opportunity to discover the identity of the person who destroyed his chance at a happy ending. Grasping onto the only hope he feels he has, he enters a world that is not what it seems. . .
This was an interesting book with plenty of time travel discussions, action and suspense. And a touch of romance that was so very sweet. I connected with the characters right away. There were some interesting points about the dangers of a time machine should it fall into the wrong hands. The theories that Lance was working with about what a time machine would actually do was also fascinating and different from what I’ve heard before.
There were a couple of little things that didn’t make sense to me, but they didn’t really take away from my enjoyment of the story. One of the main ones was that when Lance thought that he would never see Juliet again because he didn’t have her phone number or address, he never considered going back to her aunt’s house to find her. And that she didn’t start frequenting the donut shop when she knew he hung out.
The ending hints at more books to follow, but there was a clear and happy resolution .