No romance is perfect, marriage has its ups and downs, but few wives look up in mid-conversation to find their husband has vanished, either for a moment, days, or sometimes weeks at a time. This element raises the stakes in Clare and Henry’s story. Clare knows not where, or when, her husband is, and often neither does Henry, nor does he know if or when he will make it home alive. While Niffenegger weaves through time and space with precision and consistency make no mistake—The Time Traveller’s Wife is at its heart a love story.
As a lover of suspense there were a few times where, for me, the pace dragged and I was tempted to shout, “Oh come on Audrey, get on with it!” yet as a whole I enjoyed the voice and style of this rare romance. The mystery hound in me revelled in the twists of fate, the subtle plot points where past and present came together.
Sherry Isaac has been published in Quick Brown Fox, New Mystery Reader and Over My Dead Body. Her short story, "The Forgetting," placed first in the Alice Munro Contest in 2009. She is also co-host of Prana Presents, a venue featuring the work of Toronto’s hottest new authors and poets. Visit Sherry on the web at www.sherryisaac.com*
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