Book Review: A Murder In Time
Updated: Dec 11, 2021
A Murder In Time was written by Jonas Saul and published by Imagine Press Inc. in 2014. You can purchase it on Amazon/Kindle and you can visit the author on social media and Amazon.
Jonas Saul is no amateur at producing best selling novels and this being one of his earlier works, he doesn't disappoint. I loved it!
Marcus Johnson needed money. He concocted a way to steal money from his employer, who he had a very good relationship with. He considered all angles before entering into the act of taking the money from a store safe, believing he would get away with the crime. However, he didn't realize that there was a nefarious group of people, connected to his employer, who actually owned the contents of the safe and when they find out that Marcus was the thief- they kill Marcus's girlfriend Katy and capture him. Marcus possesses an ability to travel through time and uses it to escape the bonds of his captors'. He returns to the parking lot of the store during the night of the theft and sees himself in the store, preparing to enter into the safe. The problem is, the power of time travel is hard to handle for someone just getting acquainted with it. He hopes to enlist the help of his alcoholic father who might know more about this ability of his, which was passed down to him from his deceased mother when she was pregnant with Marcus. It's not an easy fix in order to get Katy back but he makes a valiant effort and because of an impending disease that Marcus has, time is not on his side. Time travel has always intrigued me and so when a book in this genre surfaces, I dive right in. I enjoyed this new twist on time travel, which in Marcus's case is genetically introduced to him through no fault of his own. He had to research his own mother's past in order to get answers and still, they weren't complete in satisfying him. The author also explores Alzheimer's disease and adds that into the plot and conflict of the story, which further boosted my interest in the tale. Jonas Saul is no amateur at producing best selling novels and this being one of his earlier works (2014), he doesn't disappoint. I loved it!
I give A Murder In Time 4 out of 5 stars.
Jonas Saul is a scheduled guest on The Writers Lounge Blog Talk Radio Show #104 on December 13, 2021