Title: Time After Tyme
Author: Kay DiBianca
Publisher: Wordstar Publishing
“I heard you say there was a murder. We want to help you solve it,” Reen tells Kathryn in Kay DiBianca’s novel, Time After Tyme.
~ What ~
The third in The Watch series, this two-hundred-and-forty-six-page paperback targets mainly Christians who like a fictional mystery that contains scripted clues. Using the English Standard Version of The Holy Bible, the story contains no profanity, but due to its topics of sexual harassment, injury, and murder, it may not be appropriate for immature readers.
In this contemporary tale written in both first and third person, sisters Kathyrn and Cece decide to help solve a murder at Bellevue University. With the unprompted help of two young curious girls, the four try to uncover the killer through sleuthing and code deciphering as they sometimes jump to conclusions to find the truth.
Although this is the third in the series, it is a stand-alone read that may be enjoyed by those who like puzzles, alphabet codes, and trying to determine the whodunnit. I like the first-person writing from the ten-year-old’s perspective as it was interesting and accurate.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ may not relate to this story that does not include the eternal plan of salvation. Others may feel there are too many characters, making it confusing at times. More than once, the main characters say they are not going to tell anyone about something, yet they do. I had trouble with the little girls being able to freely roam a college campus. The printing format wastes paper often at the end of chapters.
~ Wish ~
It would be helpful if the story targeted a specific age group as initially I thought our eight-year-old granddaughter would like this one based on Reen, but there is too much adult talk about graduate programs, Christian and Jewish theology, and psychology that a middle-schooler would not understand. It may promote lying when Kate and Cece come up with a plan to get information.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for the third book in a series about uncovering a murderer, this may be for you, but, unfortunately, I had some issues trying to figure out its target audience. But who knows, you might like this type of mystery.
Thanks to Christian Indie Publishing Association and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
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