Full Disclosure… I did receive this book for review. However, I did not read or really review it in a timely manner and this is 100% an honest review.
A couple months ago, I got an e-mail asking if i would be interested in reviewing a book, that essentially had “time travel”, history and a little mystery in it and my mind exploded, cause it mixed everything I LOVE into one. So, obviously.. I said yes!
Right off the bat… I will say the book was not at all what I expected ( like it doesn’t actually have time travel) but in the most pleasant way possible it is a very quick paced book, with a Benjamin Button-Esque vibe to it. The main character Tom is an anomaly, he is in a small club/genetic mutation of people who age extremely slowly. So although, he appears to be in his 40’s he is actually several hundred years old. What I loved most about this twist, is he is still human, he isn’t immortal by any means, just resilient. The story line bounces back and forth between present day, and lives from Tom’s past.
Tom works for a secret society, meant to protect people like him, all the while searching for his daughter, who is believed to be just like him and battling with falling in love, when he know it isn’t a sustainable relationship. All of this is very well written and as the pages kept dwindling down to the end; I couldn’t believe we were nearing the end! I honestly, want this to become a series, as I feel there is great potential for that. And that is my only gripe with this book. It doesn’t appear to be a series (although, I hope I am wrong) So it felt, like everything kind of comes to a climax and conclusion in the very last pages. Which is something, I actually hate when authors do. As if, they got tired of writing the story, so they try to wrap everything up as quickly as possible. This is one of those stories that the author could of easily added 100 more pages to the storyline and I would still be intrigued by everything going on.
What also, made it fun reading this book, was that I was also reading it, while actively watching ABC’s show Timeless. So, it just added a nice touch, in the historic aspects. I do highly recommend reading How to Stop Time by Matt Haig and would love to know others thoughts and feelings on how it ended.