The Wish

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The Wish is one of the most engaging and thrilling books I have read so far this year. The author does an exemplary job of creating a story that has elements of a thriller/romance, with a little bit of fantasy and fairytale thrown in.

The year is 2022. Elizabeth works at a museum with her ex-boyfriend’s brother, Christopher. After her relationship with Brandon, Christopher’s brother, dissolved, Elizabeth rebounded into a relationship with a man named Eric, whom she married. Shortly after, Eric became jealous and violent. Elizabeth defends herself one day, and Eric ends up with a broken nose. On the way to the hospital, they get into a car accident, and Eric dies. From then on, Elizabeth is unable to speak and has selective mutism.

Everything that happens in this book is laid out so well for the reader. It’s easy to picture each character and his/her demeanor. Despite Elizabeth’s inability to speak out loud, the reader is able to hear Elizabeth through her thoughts.

One day, Christopher asks Elizabeth to go to dinner. She accepts despite the fact that she thinks Christopher is a womanizing player. What he tells her changes her world. She finds out that after she and Brandon broke up, Brandon fell into a coma from a drug overdose. Both Christopher and Elizabeth know that Brandon would never do drugs. It must have had something to do with his work as a toxinologist. He was working on creating something with scorpion venom.

At odds with what to do and feeling quite lonely, Elizabeth falls asleep later that night holding the amethyst her therapist gave her and wishing she could redo her life.

This is where the bit of fantasy comes into play because when Elizabeth wakes up, she is back in the year 2017. Brandon is still alive, and she has not met Eric. As she entrusts Christopher’s friendship in this timeline, they discover there is a spark between them, however, they both realize that they must work against time to save Brandon from his own undoing.

One thing I really loved about this book is Christopher’s character. Although his first impression is that he is a player, it turns out that he really is a good guy. He believes Elizabeth when she tells him that she has time traveled. I don’t think there are too many people who would believe something like this. I felt like he was Elizabeth’s guardian angel as she had to deal with a very erratic Eric in 2017. Eric was so evil I didn’t really understand how she had gotten together with him the the 2022 timeline.

This book is part medical thriller, sci-fi fantasy, romance, and action-adventure rolled into one. Readers will feel as if they are following Elizabeth as she finds herself in different predicaments and situations. This story is intricate yet easy to follow from start to finish. The Wish is a fantastic story from cover to cover!

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 350 pages
Publisher Black Rose Writing
Publish Date 17-Aug-2023
ISBN 9781685132545 Buy this Book
Issue August 2023
Category Romance