Sometimes you are totally surprised by a book. It can be a bad surprise, Atlas Six anyone, or be blown away by how much you enjoyed a book you expected to be run of the mill. Well Lost in Time was that such book. I expected an OK sort of book, but got a twisty wisty, timey wimmey book that was so much more than either the title or the blurb suggested.
Adeline's father is convicted of murder and is sentenced to exile in the Jurassic by the time machine that he helped build and design. She vows to prove he was innocent and bring him back. The only problem is the time machine only works one way. Can she find a way of not only proving his innocence, but also bringing him back before dinosaurs devour her father?
The plot at first, a device that works one way to send a person back in time isn't a new idea. One of my favourite sci-fi authors, Julian May, used one as the basis for her brilliant Pliocene trilogy. At first, I thought this might be a rehash. Oh, boy was I wrong. It's totally different. An easy book to read, the words flow, and you're soon embroiled in intrigue where nothing seems to be true. It doesn't let up until the end. I may also add a very satisfying end.
This is a brilliant book. If you're into sci-fi or Michael Crichton style books, then this one is for you. I can see it being a very likeable film, not that I think it's being made into one. An excellent, twisty sci-fi tale that'll keep me going. 5 stars all the way.
Thanks to Netgallery and Head of Zeus for allowing me an advance eARC of this book is exchange for a full and honest review.