Hey Beautiful Booklovers! Today is my stop on the blog tour for the amazing Lost in Time by A.G. Riddle!! I am so excited to share this post with you all today, this is a book worth reading for sure and it was one hell of a ride! Just a quick disclaimer and big thank you to Black Crow PR for gifting me a copy and letting me get in on this tour! All opinions are honest and my own as always! Another thank you to A.G. Riddle for this beauty of book! Truly honoured to have gotten the chance to review this for you! And lastly, before I get into it all, please take a look at the above and give some of my fellow blog tour participants a visit and some love when their tour day comes up!
So, let’s start off with the basics as always: What is it about I hear you call?
Control the Past. Save the Future.
Dr. Sam Anderson is one of the most celebrated scientists in history. Ten years ago, he invented a device that changed the world forever. Now his life is about to be ripped apart—and his own creation may be to blame.
One fateful morning, Sam discovers that his girlfriend has been murdered and that his daughter is accused of the crime.
Sam believes she’s innocent, but he can’t prove it. There’s only one thing he can do to save his daughter: confess to the crime. And so he does.
But in the future, murderers aren’t sent to prison. They’re sent to the past.
Thanks to Sam’s invention–Absolom–the world’s worst criminals are exiled forever, sent back to the time of the dinosaurs, where they live out their lives alone.
As Sam steps into the Absolom chamber to leave for the Late Triassic, he makes a promise: he will get back to his family, clear his name, and find the person who killed the woman he loved.
What Sam doesn’t know is that there’s a secret waiting for him in the past. And it might be his only hope of saving himself and his family.
Sam isn’t the only one seeking justice. In the present, his daughter, Adeline, also embarks on a mission to find the person who framed her and tore her family apart. She’s already lost her mother. She can’t bear losing her father too.
As Adeline peels back the layers of the conspiracy against her family, she uncovers more questions than answers. Everyone around her is hiding a secret, including her legal guardian. And some people aren’t what they seem.
Adeline soon finds herself in the midst of a mystery that stretches across the past, present, and future—and leads to a revelation that will change everything.
Lost in Time is more than a murder mystery about advanced technology and time travel. It’s a heartwarming story about family and the lengths we might go to in order to save the ones we love—with a twist that will have you questioning everything you thought you knew since the first moment.
My Non-Spoiler Thoughts :-
No spoilers coming from my lips…or keyboard today friends, I simply won’t ruin the fun – I refuse, however here’s what I am willing to say;
I hang my head in shame and confess that I… have never read any A.G. Riddle books before and now find myself utterly red cheeked and in need of another. I am somewhat picky when it comes to my sci-fi and as you may or may not know if you have followed me for a while – I tend to be a hardcore epic fantasy fan so don’t tend to review too many sci-fi books, but I can wholeheartedly say that this book would fit the build for any reader!
There is mystery, revenge, intrigue, twists… and let’s not forget the dinosaurs!
Straight off the bat we are given the goods. Story telling is all about keeping the readers guessing and this book did not fail the assignment. Immediately upon picking it up we see Sam and his daughter Adeline get arrested and questioned about the murder of Sam’s girlfriend. It is almost as quickly that we begin to question the motives of everyone in this story, and how much we as readers can trust them. There is a good deal of that beautiful Sci-Fi concept thrown in, but even if you aren’t into the technical jargon that comes along with explanations of time-travel etc, you will still enjoy this story as it is, by and large, about the relationships of the characters and about the lengths they go to when life gets tough, and when the world seems to be against them. The story really begins to pick up pace when Sam is sent through the Absolom, which as you can imagine is a difficult place to survive in, but what I like is that Sam’s drive comes from his love of his children, and I think that’s something that is so easily relatable to anyone reading! We also have Adelines’ perspective whilst she is still in the current timeline trying to solve the mystery of who tried to frame her, and I must confess she isn’t getting it much easier than Sam, though her risks are a little different. Riddle did a fantastic job of keeping me suspicious, keeping me guessing, and I honestly burned my way through this book. It was intense in the best way, and I didn’t want to miss a word!
What I love about this book is that it is the everyday relatable emotions that really pull it together. Whilst this is a tale of time-travel and mystery it is also fundamentally about the inner strength that comes from turmoil, which is why it’s so addictive!
If you hadn’t gathered by now – I thoroughly recommend picking this one up! A.G. Riddle has gained a definite fan in me, and I will be looking to pick up another Riddle book soon!
Thanks for taking the time to read through this review! As stated, I didn’t want to spoil any of you but perhaps, if there is a demand for it, I will upload a book chat onto my YouTube channel where I can discuss it in full for any of you who want the spoiler version!