There’s a serial killer on the loose, and a mysterious leather-clad lady is stalking Abbey Shore, who accidentally stumbles into a time portal she uncovers in the house she’s been flipping. Now Abbey’s one hundred years into the future, and the only people she recognises are Dr Shane Maddox…and the lady in leather. She doesn’t want Abbey dead after all, but does have a nefarious purpose in mind. Plus Abbey has to get used to this new world where the ticks are hungry, and only those with ninja skills can defeat them.
I’m deliberately being vague so as not to spoil, but this book saved my bacon, pulling me out of a reading slump. An awesome concept with snappy execution and twist upon twist – and ninjas. Even the cats are kick-arse, in particular Jayne. This is a bloody good read.
But despite it being one hundred years into the future, everyone’s slang is much the same as now. And Abbey’s pop culture references are rather annoying. Okay, she’s from 2008 – we get it. She watches a lot of TV and films, and Jennifer Aniston’s name appears twice within the text. I would’ve deleted these things as they date the novel, and I don’t relate to them. On the other hand, had Twist been full of Family Guy references… 😉
Also, the talk of “life-mates”, fate and destiny is not my thing. That kind of gimmick breaks my suspension of disbelief.
So the book isn’t perfect. It’s still the best thing I’ve read in awhile.