Author: Jill Cooper
Publisher: Self-published, 234 pages
Publication Date: June 15, 2013
I have 15 minutes to save my mother’s life….
15 minutes is all the Rewind Agency gives you in the past, but for Lara Crane it’s enough time to race through the city, find her mother, and stop her from being killed in a mugging that happened over ten years ago.
But that’s not how it happened. The story she’s been told all her life is a lie and when Lara takes a bullet meant for her mother, her future changes forever.
The love of her life acts like a stranger. Her simple life is replaced with a giant house, glamorous clothes and a new boyfriend.
Except someone knows her secret. And he will try to stop her at every turn as she races against the clock to unravel a dangerous conspiracy.
15 Minutes is an edgy high octane YA thriller that can be described as Back to the Future meets Inception where the people Lara trusts change in an instant. She is in a timeline she doesn't understand, and is about to make one fatal mistake as she faces an enemy so familiar, he’s family.
I love time travel books and this one is fantastic. The book hooked me from the very beginning. It starts right in the middle of the action, with Lara about to go back in time to stop her mother from getting killed. The rest of the book is about Lara having to deal with the consequences of that decision. Everything changes, and not necessarily for the better. Can she trust the new people in her life? Can she trust the people who she trusted in her old life?
There are a lot of twists and turns, non-stop action, and some romance. The story never drags. The author does a good job with the complexities of time travel, although toward the end it gets a bit confusing and I'm not sure if it was consistent. There are also some parts where you're not sure what's real and what's not. The ending felt a bit rushed, and then when you think everything is all finished, the ending gives you one final twist. An exciting new series...I can't wait for the next one!
Posted by: Pam