I know I dont often do book reviews on this site… it is because I like to save them for books I especially enjoyed! This one is definitely in this category! I loved it!!!
Historical fiction novels have always been my thing, but this book is especially great because it is historical fiction with a bit a of science fiction. LOVE! Stephen King did a ton of research in this book giving it a plausible feel to the history during 1958 to 1963, a time period I think most of us have all been interested in.
The hero , Jake Epping, is a 35yr old English teacher from Libson Falls, Maine in 2011. He also teaches evening courses for adults working toward their GEDs. The book sucks you in immediately when you meet Harry Dunning, a man working on his GED. Harry’s entire family was brutally attacked when he was 10 years old by his drunk father. He is now a janitor with a lopsided head and a horrible limp. His story is the first part of the book.
In part II of the book Jake’s friend Al tells him of a secret staircase he has been using to time travel back to 1958 to buy beef at the 50’s prices and bring back to his restaurant each week. He urges Jake to go down and take a look and to finish the job he wasn’t able to do… stop JFK from being assassinated.
This is not a “what if” book… as in what if JFK was never assassinated and the world that would create. It is more of the journey it would take to change history and the possible butterfly effects that could occur as a result.
It has everything a great book needs to keep you hooked from start to finish: great characters, entertainment, wit, a little brutality, research, and love.
Give it a go a let me know what you think! I would love to discuss!
By the way this book is on sale for kindle right now for $3.99 on Amazon. Read it on your kindle, tablet, phone or computer using the free kindle app.
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!