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An impossible crime. A detective on the edge of madness. The future of time travel at stake. From the author of The Warehouse.
This was a mind bending sci-fi thriller that had me feeling excited, confused, frustrated, and sad. The Paradox Hotel was a fun read that at times reminded me of reading a Blake Crouch novel. The Paradox Hotel is a hotel where mega wealthy people are given the opportunity to time travel, and January Cole is head of security. January is what they call “Unstuck;” she has spent enough time in the timestream that she now has slips where she experiences the past and future in flashes. When she discovers a dead body only she can see, things get crazier and she sets about to discover the mystery. Other strange things start happening.. lights flickering, the clocks malfunctioning, the sun setting earlier than it was supposed to, dinosaurs getting loose… it gets wild!
There’s really no nice way to put it, January is pretty much a b****. She’s sarcastic, blunt, harsh, has an attitude, and doesn’t dance around the point. But I loved reading about her. I appreciated the diverse set of characters this book has. There were times when this book was hard to follow and got a bit confusing, and times where I thought I was crazy and re-reading an earlier passage. But I feel like that added to the feel of the book since January is not always experiencing things in a linear fashion, and we are seeing things through her eyes. I also expected some confusion in a novel dealing with time travel.
The mystery of the “ghosts,” the secret room, the dead body and someone possibly changing things in the timeline had me hooked. I loved the feel of this and had fun reading it. This won’t be for everyone, but if you’re a fan of sci-fi and the premise of time travel I would recommend checking it out!
The Paradox Hotel is set to publish on February 22, 2022. Order on Amazon
Special thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.