A Matter of Time
By Michael J. Bowler
Genre: Romance, Thriller
The world’s greatest evil stalks the world’s greatest ship, and the only one who can stop him hasn’t been born yet.
Jamie Collins is a junior at Santa Clara University in 1986. He has friends, a professor who mentors him, and a promising future as a writer.
Then the dreams begin - nightmarish memories that transport him back to a time and place fifty years before he was born: Titanic’s maiden voyage in 1912.
When Jamie discovers a foreign cell in his blood that links him to the famous vessel, the two timelines begin to overlap and he realizes an unimaginable truth - something supernatural stalks the ill-fated ship, something that will kill him if he can’t stop it first. And the only way to stop it may be to prevent Titanic from sinking.
I loved the premise of this book. The theories related to how time works were very interesting and intriguing. I had a hard time at first connecting to the characters but as I got farther and farther into the story that faster the pages seemed to turn. The development of the characters was quite good and it was an enjoyable read. The slow start might be somewhat off putting to some but if you stick it out you will find yourself enjoying this book as much as I did.
Michael J. Bowler is an award-winning author who grew up in Northern California. He majored in English/Theatre at Santa Clara University, earned a master’s in film production from Loyola Marymount University, a teaching credential in English from LMU, and a master's in Special Education from Cal State University Dominguez Hills. Michael taught high school in Hawthorne, California for twenty-five years, both in general education and to students with learning disabilities. When Michael is not writing you can find him volunteering as a youth mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and within the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles. He is a passionate advocate for the fair treatment of children and teens in California, and hopes his books can show young people they are not alone in their struggles.