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MEMORY’S GATE by Paul McCusker


Time Thriller Trilogy, Book 3

by Paul McCusker

Age Range: 10 - 14

Pub Date: May 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-310-71438-5
Publisher: Zondervan

Adventures in time continue in this third and final installment of the Time Thriller Trilogy. The town of Fawlt Line sits on a time fault, a portal into other times or dimensions that is responsible for odd disappearances and appearances. In previous volumes, Elizabeth Forde time-warped into another time, where she was treated as either crazy or suffering from amnesia, and King Arthur arrived in Fawlt Line unexpectedly. Now, 16-year-old Elizabeth has taken a volunteer job at the local retirement center, where she befriends elderly Frieda Schultz. When Mrs. Schultz dies suddenly and residents of the center begin disappearing, Elizabeth again finds herself in the midst of mysterious happenings and ultimately uncovers a plot by a man from another time to bilk retirement-center residents out of their valuables. The strongest of the three books in the series, this has a more philosophical core, beyond overt religious messages, and can stand alone, though those who have read the previous titles will have a greater understanding of the characters, the town and the various stories of time travel. (Fantasy. 10-14)