#MiniReviewMondays | #BookReviews | August 5th 2019

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Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.

The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas

Blurb:

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 newspaper clipping 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. 

Review:

What if time travel was real? How would life change for us?

The ability to travel through time is regulated by an organisation
called The Conclave which has its own set of laws and regulations. Set
around the Pioneers, the original inventors of time travel we follow
them through their lives as their careers develop and how they
interact with the people they meet on their travels.

When a murder is discovered of a mystery woman, can using time travel
discover who the victim and murderer was?

I found this a very clever story, which didn’t regurgitate the old
rules of time travel that has been used before. Just as I thought I
had figured out the mystery, I turned the page to have my theories
disproved.

My only regret for this book was I read it over a couple of days, I
wish I had made the time to read it all in one sitting! I will
definitely be looking out for this author again after reading her
debut.

[K]

A Dreadful Murder: The Mysterious Death of Caroline Luard by Minette Walters

Blurb:

A body is found in the woods . . .

Based on the true story of the shocking murder of Mrs Caroline Luard, which took place in Kent in August 1908.

Caroline Luard is shot dead in broad daylight in the grounds of a large country estate. With few clues available, her husband soon becomes the suspect . . . But is he guilty?

Bringing to life the people involved in this terrible crime, in A Dreadful Murder bestselling author Minette Walters uses modern detective skills to attempt to solve a 100-year-old crime.

Review:

This is part of the Galaxy Quick Reads collection

This was a retelling of an unsolved vicious murder of Caroline Luard
which happened in Kent in 1908. Using the notes taken from the records
at the time, Minette gives a plausible account of who the culprits may
be. I found this a quick read with easy pacing and recommend to anyone
that their go to read is a murder mystery.

[K]

Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 🙂

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