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Thursday, 11 February 2016
NO TIME LIKE NOW by Jennifer Young
3 out of 5 stars On Amazon UK HERE On Amazon.com HERE On Goodreads HERE
McLeod works at a university field centre on Puerto Pollensa, Marjorca—quite
happily, until the arrival of geology researcher Tim Stone, with Holly, his PHD
student. Straight away we know that
Megan and Tim have a history, but what does this history entail? Is Holly and Tim's relationship just
professional? Tim's appearance also
stirs up Megan's problems with her father, which she tries to resolve in her
own head and by writing to him.
on the beach one day, Megan comes across a dead body, who appears to have
fallen from the cliffs; the question is, did she fall or was she pushed? Enter impossibly handsome undercover
the mystery that the story centres around is the backdrop of the past
relationship between Megan and Tim. Sadly, I couldn't see the chemistry; Megan was rather dour and humourless,
and Tim was all cold cynicism, although more is revealed about him later to explain this, and I
didn't feel any passion between them.
The secondary characters had more appeal and realism—the upbeat and
sociable Holly, and Domenica, who runs the centre.
far as the technical side of the writing is concerned, I couldn't fault this
book; it's grammatically sound, no proofreading or copy-editing errors, it
flows well and I didn't find any plot inconsistencies; it's very well put
together. My only problem with it was
that I found it rather flat, with not enough spark to make it memorable. I don't mean this to be a bad review, as the
book is extremely competent, contains much to be commended and I am sure others will enjoy it more than I
did but, for me, it was a little bland.