Monday, 10 September 2012

Time Thief by Anna Hackett


Reviewed by Maria

A short but immensely satisfying read which kept me absorbed.

Bay has a supernatural power she was born with.  She can hold time still for short periods while remaining mobile herself. This is an ideal skill for a person who earns their bread by committing crimes.

Bay commits crimes, but not to enrich herself.  She only steals or attacks one person and never profits by her crimes.  The object of her hatred is the criminal boss, Gabriel Levin, who murdered her family and pursues her in order to misuse her power.  Her entire life is focussed on getting revenge on Levin, even if she dies in the attempt.  

When she meets and falls for Sean Archer, an ex Navy Seal who has been hurt by the same criminal, Bay learns that there is more to life than seeking revenge.  Will the healing power of love work it's magic for her?    The only way to find out is to read the story.  This has a touch of paranormal and more than a hint of sci-fi.  I loved the contemporary feel.  Bay's unusual power added a thrilling dimension to the story.  

And I can't wait to read parts 2 and 3 of the Anomaly Trilogy, of which this novella was a part.

4.5/5 stars.


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