I'm delighted to be sharing my review for The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas as part of the blog tour today. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
1967: Four female scientists invent a time-travel machine. They are on the cusp of fame: the pioneers who opened the world to new possibilities. But then one of them suffers a breakdown and puts the whole project in peril...
2017: Ruby knows her beloved Granny Bee was the pioneer that went mad, but they never talk about it. 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. But when the inquest fails to answer any of her questions, Odette is left frustrated. Who is this dead woman that haunts her dreams? And why is everyone determined to cover up her murder?
I have always had a fascination with time travel so if I see any book with this as a theme I have to read it. First of all I have to mention the cover it's pretty special and probably one of my favourite covers from 2018 so far.
I guess the plot could be a little complex at times but you will find that with any story that involves time travel so I already knew what to expect and just went with it. I really liked the premise and found myself completely pulled in by both the characters and plot.
The story focuses on the female characters who were developed really well showing both the positives along with their flaws. I don't want to go into too much detail as it really is worth picking up a copy and discovering them for yourself. The pacing is pretty good and managed to keep my attention throughout especially as there is a mystery at its heart that I really enjoyed seeing unravel. It is a story that made me think as well as enjoy the journey even if you aren't a fan of time travel I think you will appreciate the story.
I found The Psychology of Time Travel to be a clever and very interesting twist on time travel with some original ideas that I loved. There is a little bit of everything in this book that will keep you intrigued and delighted by this story.
With thanks to Blake and Florence at Head of Zeus for the invite and copy of the book.
Kate Mascarenhas is a half-Irish, half-Seychellois midlander. She is a qualified child psychologist, dabbling in doll-making and bookbinding in her free time. She lives with her husband in a small terraced house, which she is slowly filling with Sindy dolls.This is her first novel.