By Melanie Bateman
Will mending the past leave his future in ruins?
Stanley Becker was a broken man. For the last 6 six years he has been living an empty existence and he is about to make a change. But fate has a different plan for Stanley. He has a role to play one that will play out in the present, the future, and the past.
When Stanley come to the aid of a stranger he is taken on a journey that he never expected and he unwittingly places himself and those closest to him in danger.
What is the Time Key? The sooner Stanley learns its purpose the sooner he'll answer his ever mounting questions, or not...
Someone is after the Time Key and the secret that it holds. And Stanley must find a way to help Louis Vargas the stranger whose aid he came to. There are shadows and they are after Louis, Stanley, and Lena - a young girl who is an unexpected surprise.
The Time Key is told through the eyes of a narrator who is observing Stanley and the world around him. This unique touch adds a bit more mystery to the story as one wonders who this unseen observer is and what their ultimate goal is in watching Stanley.
This book is a mix of The Book Thief with The Time Machine and perhaps a little touch of Dickens thrown in. All together an enjoyable book that you may want to read again to see if there were any clues you may have missed the first time through. This book should appeal to mid to upper teens and fans of fantasy with an element of mystery.
I would be interested in reading future (or past) books about the Time Key and the various worlds that were hinted at.
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book:
SHADOWS THAT MOVE ON THEIR
own, a mysterious device that looks like a
pocket watch, a man on the run from monsters
that exist in dreams—all are connected to Stanley
because he interrupted a mugging. Now Stanley
holds the Time Key, an object that allows him to
travel through time. With the extraordinary gift of
being able to see both the past and the future, he
may be the only one who can save his family.