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The Shimmer based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I thoroughly enjoyed this one - it combines two of my favorite plot ideas - a hunt for a serial killer and time travel. And while time travel books fascinate me, they’re also tricky. They can get really convoluted and confusing, and as Carsten Stroud points out in his notes at the end of The Shimmer, the author has to decide what his/her rules of time travel are, and then stick to them. At one point I thought he'd broken one of his rules, but sure enough when I went back and checked, he'd stuck with the rule he'd established. The time travel wasn’t difficult to keep track of, the characters were interesting, the descriptions of the Florida coast created an excellent sense of place and time. This type of book probably isn’t for those who need their books to be grounded in reality as we know it, but for me, it kept me interested and reading far into the night. Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin/MIRA for providing a copy for an unbiased review.