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1967. Four female scientists invent a time travel machine. They are on the cusp of fame, but then one of them suffers a breakdown and puts the whole project in peril....

2017. Ruby knows her beloved Granny Bee was a pioneer, but they never talk about the past. Then they receive a message from the future - a newspaper clipping reporting the mysterious death of an elderly lady....

2018. When Odette discovered the body, she went into shock. Blood everywhere; bullet wounds; that strong reek of sulphur. But when the inquest fails to find any answers, she is frustrated. Who is this dead woman that haunts her dreams? And why is everyone determined to cover up her murder?

©2018 Kate Mascarenhas (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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I'm not alone and neither are you!
Psychology of time travelers
Psychology of time Travel..
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Loved every min of this book. Thought provoking

This book will go down in my history as a favourite.. I haven't enjoyed a book so much since I read Joanne Harris last book...

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Just no...i'm stunned this made it to published.

I don't review books all that often but this one i just HAD too. If you can get passed the VERY british wiring and the VERY british narration that combine to make it so hard to even understand the story, then the writing will really test you.
The story is given in multiple threads with each thread being centered around a person in a time period or going to/from many, that's not hard to understand or flowow. What is, is when the threads are about the same person, going back and forth in both threads or when a thread starts up just to give you one bit of into with no context.
Add to this the characterization of the conclave and its members had them all acting like borderline sociopaths, had me gritting my teeth in constant aggravation of the implausibility. I found this to be the worst time travel story i have read/listened to in my 40 years and could not even bring myself to finish it.
Now submitting a refund request with Audible.

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I thought I would enough this book but no. To much darting between to many characters in a very strange story. Hard to keep on track and no real ending . Days of retracting the story to follow the line. Promising but not fullfilling

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  • Mark
  • 03-04-2019

Brilliant

The story has intrigue and depth, but is easy to follow - it’s clever, well thought out, absolutely loved it.
The narrator is extraordinary too, really gave the characters life.

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  • D. P. Ingram
  • 17-09-2019

Not great

Not great. Interesting idea but superficially addressed. Not convincing and therefore rather boring to listen to.

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  • Blackers
  • 05-06-2019

Beautiful Story

A beautiful story, romantic, thrilling, time-travel, murder mystery. Very well written, very well read. I both wanted it to end so I could learn the secrets and didn't want it to end as I wanted more.
Loved it

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  • Jack Henry Gleeson
  • 04-05-2019

good book and very well read

this audiobook was very well read I highly recommend it.The story is very easy to follow and has quite engaging characters that makes the book very enjoyable.

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  • R. Bayley
  • 16-12-2018

Utterly Engrossing

I loved this book. Well written and performed. Couldn't wait to keep listening. Definitely recommended.

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  • JD
  • 11-01-2021

Very difficult to follow

It may be because I listen to half an hour before I go to sleep but I really found it difficult to follow this story. It jumps from different time periods and to different people . I struggled on with it thinking there would be a reason or purpose but in the end I wondered what it was all for. I really didn't get it.

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  • roland
  • 30-11-2020

Confusing TIme Travel Story

I love Time Travel books - but this wasn't one fo them.

Just about between lots of different dates and has quite a few different characters to try and keep track of.

Also is different to other Time Travel books as the people can meet up with their older and younger selves - makes for a confusion.

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  • AL Birkett
  • 08-03-2020

Great Listen.

An interesting take on the well worn time travel story. Well read and brilliantly written.

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  • alirob
  • 25-02-2021

Confusing

I feel this book would be easier to read than it is to listen to. It jumps around in time (obviously) but it is difficult to keep track of the characters and what time period they are in. If you are reading the story you can flip back and check. That ‘s not easy to do with an audio book

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  • Gabi
  • 06-12-2020

Great book!

I loved this book mostly because of the story and the fact that it provided a refreshing narrative featuring women on the forefront doing amazing fictional science and leading their progressive lives

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  • Michela
  • 03-11-2019

Time travellers coping with knowing too much

A quite interesting take on time travel, in this story about the health risks of time travelling, the emotional burden time travellers may have to carry, and the types of crimes and crime solving involved with time travelling. The novel tells the stories of a group of women, interconnected through different time periods, some travellers, some just trying to cope with time travelling consequences and rules.

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