This was my first foray into Blake Crouch’s fiction and I reveled in the delightful crossover between the science fiction and thriller genres. The story progressed at a quick clip, keeping the action up throughout without ever sacrificing character development. Crouch used enough “real science” to make the story somewhat believable, but mostly it was just fun to get caught up in another hypothetical exploration of, essentially, time travel. The alternate realities created through the different portals in the box were wonderfully described and felt three-dimensional, even if only a page or two were spent within each. The ending was a bit too happy for me, personally, but it was successful in its address of the characters’ needs and desires.
This post is part of #MySummerOfMysteries, a project to immerse myself in mysteries, thrillers, crime writing, and whodunits. For each book I finish, I’m posting brief thoughts and reflections here. Please note that these are not intended as full reviews. To view my reading progress throughout the summer, click here.