I jumped at the chance to read Time Will Tell by Eva Jordan the third and final instalment for the TBC reviewer group when I had the opportunity as I have loved the previous books in this series.
In this story the family are still reeling from the loss of a pivotal family member the previous Christmas and the events that had taken place in the lead up. I found this a cleverly crafted book that reminded me of key moments from the previous books whilst telling a new and different story by looping back to the 1960’s and Lizzie’s early childhood. As the book picks up pace events that have taken place in the 1960’s start to bear relevance in present day and buried secrets start to come to light.
I loved this book and couldn’t put it down for the final 40%, I was absolutely hooked by the way it built the story up and pulled the past and present together.
A truly superb book with some emotional and poignant moments throughout. It was lovely to learn more about Lizzie’s beloved Dad and her childhood and felt this book pulled the trilogy to a close perfectly.
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…
About the Author
Eva Jordan was born in Kent but has lived most of her life in a small Cambridgeshire town. She describes herself as a lover of words, books, travel and chocolate, and is also partial to the odd glass or two of wine. Eva is both a mum and step mum to four adult children, all of whom have, at times, inspired her writing and her family based novels. Her career has been varied including working for the library service and at a women’s refuge. A member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Eva also writes a monthly column for a local magazine and says storytelling through the art of writing is her passion. 183 Times A Year is Eva’s debut novel, followed by All The Colours In Between, and Time Will Tell.