Time and Regret by M. K. Tod
Time and Regret was an intriguing novel told through a series of journal entries, and the perspectives of Martin and Grace. Because of the shifting perspectives, the novel felt like a conversation between two time periods, different characters, and plots of intrigue. The mystery and puzzle was always looming in the background, making ordinary passages of war fascinating on another level. Martin’s perspective was my favorite because it involved mystery and the stress of dealing with the aftermath of war. The senselessness and sadness of death made the story emotional and touching.
Each of the characters embark on a journey where they must find themselves in order to make peace with their guilt and regret. They face pasts laden with unhappiness, regret, and promises of roads not taken. The novel exposes family secrets and the way that guilt can burden a heavy heart. At a turbulent time in her life, Grace embarks on the path to self-recovery and the quest to right old wrongs. The ending truly shows that everyone has ghosts in their closets that are revealed with time. The novel unravels the threads of times, and ultimately leads to the resolution and healing of the family. I would recommend this book for anyone interested in World War I and mystery plots, even better if both of these fields intersect! This book is an entertaining and intriguing read. It is a testament to the ability for regrets to be righted by time, determination, and honesty.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.
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