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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 11, 2022
How does one get lost in time? I am retired. Sometimes it's hard to remember what day of the week it is without a job to regiment the days and weeks. That's not lost in time.
Time travel stories have the potential for huge plot holes. Time Travel runs into a few paradox that are central in discussions about the rules of time travel.
A.G. Riddle brings elements of Quantum Particle Entaglement theories into the Time Travel machine rules as well as multiple universes. One item is there is no travel to future possible, only to the past. The trope that the past cannot be changed without ending existence of the universe brings the main character, Adeline, and the science team that invented the Absolom time travel machine to deal with causality with care to avoid destruction.
Adeline and her father were accused of murder. The interpretation of crime scene evidence and video security cameras in the area was overwhelmingly pointing at Adeline.
The Absolom time machine had become the world's way of dealing with the worst criminals. The death penalty had been replaced by sending criminals millions of years into the past. Let time and dinosaurs deal with the criminals.
Adeline's father confessed to the murder to protect Adeline. Adeline watched her dad disappear in the manner executions were watched for time immemorial.
This is the point in the story where things begin to get complicated. Adeline wanted her father back and the real killer found.
No spoilers. Plot holes I foresaw in the earlier portions of the story were addressed as Adeline's decades long quest progressed.
I haven't checked but the ending left a lot of room for a lengthy series to rise from Lost in Time.
It is an interesting take on time travel worth a read.