This book was read as part of my 20 Books Of Summer challenge.
Writer, Lizzie Lemalf, and her loving but somewhat dysfunctional family are still grieving over the loss of a much-loved family member. Lizzie is doing her best to keep her family together but why does the recent death of a well-known celebrity have them all in a spin? The police suspect foul play; Lizzie and other family members suspect one another.
Lizzie begins searching for answers only to find herself being dragged back to the past, to 1960’s London to be exact, and to the former life of her father, that up until now she has never been privy to. Every family has its secrets but how can the past hold the key to a present day celebrity death? They say the past comes back to haunt you. Surely the truth will out? Maybe, but only time will tell…
I won my copy of Time Will Tell in a competition and I’m really glad I did because I may not have picked it up otherwise. Eva Jordan is a new writer to me and I’m itching to go out and buy her other books because if they are anything like this one I’m in for a treat. Her writing is absolutely brilliant. It seems to capture every setting, every scene and every emotion in such a concise but beautiful way so the book took me everywhere with it and I was immersed in the worlds Jordan had created.
Each chapter is narrated by a different person. Jordan has really got to know her characters and in turn, so does the reader. There are elements of all of them that I could relate to, and I really enjoyed my journey with them, experiencing their pain, joy and anger as they make sense of their situations. One thing that is clear is that no matter what they are going through, this family will always love each other and it is this that made me root for them.
In Time Will Tell, Jordan explores many themes, but it never feels like overload. Each one is very thoroughly researched and handled with great sensitivity. There are parts of the novel that are not easy to read, but the issues Jordan raises are very relevant to society and Time Will Tell is. A hugely rewarding novel.
Time Will Tell is available from Amazon.