Time Keepers

Ellie and Nick have to stay several steps ahead of the government who are rounding up those with extraordinary abilities. What are they doing to them, and why? For some reason they are desperate to capture Ellie. Nick finds that Ellie brings his protective instincts to the fore; so he is even willing to risk his personal safety to help her.

Ellie is described as a slightly built young woman who at first glance resembles a child. What is it about her that seems to make men so infatuated? I didn’t feel I either knew or understood who Ellie really was beyond the fact that she was strong willed, even at the end of the book.

I’m not sure if the vague romantic aspects worked in this novel. I couldn’t help but wonder if the attraction the two characters felt was because of the level of danger they were facing. Does their ‘love’ have enough substance to last? Nick the other central character is described as a middle aged man. Is he a lonely individual drawn to an enigmatic young woman because unlike him; she isn’t just ‘lying low’ but fighting the regime headlong? I would have liked for the author to have fully fleshed out the characters more as I have unanswered questions, and the author succeeded in capturing my interest. Her world-building is solid and the tension and action parts of the novel were gripping.

Book Blurb for Time Keepers

In the not-so-distant future, Supernaturals have announced their presence to the world. But now a secret government agency is rounding them up, hoping to use them for its own purposes.

With Supernaturals going missing every day, Nick has been careful to guard his own secret, never giving anyone reason to notice him. That is until Ellie comes careering into his train carriage.

Instantly drawn to her, he tries to help. But soon both their secrets are revealed, and they find themselves on the run in a desperate bid to escape from the mysterious Time Keepers, whose net is closing in around them. 195 pp.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2012 3.00