In Lost in Time, Riddle takes us on a twisting roller coaster of time travel. Like a detective story, the book begins with a murder and a wrongly accused suspect. In the near future, they do not send murderers and other bad guys to a prison island as they did in the past. They send them back in time, and we mean way back in time, to the time dinosaurs ruled the earth.
The first chapters of the book alternate between our wrongly accused hero in prehistoric times and the daughter’s attempts to bring her father back to the world today. Then, the daughter must time travel, although unwillingly, to the near past. This is when the book becomes a mind twister. We have an endless loop repeating itself in time. No reader can see what’s coming.
Lost in Time provides a target for those with such a bent to shoot holes in Riddle’s logic, and there are many opportunities to do so. My advice: Sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.