Blurb: A Gift of Time is the third installment in the Nine Minutes Trilogy. It is not intended to be a stand-alone novel, but could be read as one. Still, I highly recommend that you read my first two novels, Nine Minutes and Out of Time, to be able to understand the background stories of the main characters. There are many twists and turns in both books that can best be connected if read consecutively.
Are some secrets meant to stay buried?
Three months have passed since Jason “Grizz” Talbot was put to death by lethal injection for crimes he committed. His former wife, Ginny, whom he had abducted from a convenience store when she was a teenager and became the love obsession of his life, has spent more than the last decade trying to carve out a life of normalcy in the bustling suburbs of Fort Lauderdale—including a thriving and happy marriage to Tommy “Grunt” Dillon, a former member of Grizz’s gang.
Tired of the secrets and the lies, Ginny and Tommy thought the final piece of their past could be left behind forever with Grizz’s execution. However, the past comes crashing around Ginny and Tommy when a newly discovered secret threatens to destroy their marriage.
When tragedy strikes, Ginny is forced to reach into her heart and decide, once and for all, what she really wants.
In this third book in the Nine Minutes trilogy, A Gift of Time takes readers from the busy tropical metropolis of South Florida into the serenity of the North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains as Ginny chases down the answers she needs.
Will she have the strength to confront the secrets of her past…and her heart?
Review: WOW…what a way to end this trilogy (sarcasm entered here). As most of you already know I was not a big fan of book 2. It went so far off course of what the first book was, or at least what I thought it was, that I was a bit hesitant to read book 3. I’m glad I did as I felt it sort of went back to the original story and it didn’t hit me in the head with what I thought was the ridiculousness of Out of Time.
Grizz has changed. A lot. At first, I was disappointed but 13 years in prison is bound to change anyone so I got over it. The change was good in the respect that he grew up but bad as he felt sort of like a new character to me. He was always gentle with Kit so I expected that but his love and acceptance of her children and for her love of Tommy/Grunt were so overwhelmingly sweet that I kinda liked the new Grizz. We get plenty of new information where the big guy is concerned and his story is wrapped up in a neat little bow, well as neat as it could be with an outlaw; however, it did make me long for the badass from Nine Minutes.
Tommy’s story was heartbreaking and I teared up a little bit but some pretty good answers were provided here as well. I was hoping for a different outcome where this was concerned but it was done tastefully and tactfully so I am happy with it; although I wanted more to happen to “Wendy/Jo” that bitch! I feel like she didn’t get what she deserved.
There isn’t much to say about Kit without spoiling her story completely. Since everything has always revolved around her the best I can say is her happy ending was bittersweet. The only question that I still have is who did she really love? 3.5 stars for this book and 4 stars for the trilogy as a whole. Ms. Flynn promises a spin-off since so much time was spent introducing new characters and developing Mimi’s character.