Not impressive although I must say I was expecting a thriller or a mystery type book and it’s not that. Also, I listened to it piece-meal over a period of many weeks so in a way I didn’t give the story a chance. (That said, if the book had been grabbing me I would likely have made a point to listen.)
Eleven-year old Bryan Hemmings wakes up in 1972 aware that his world might change considering that “time” will lose 2 seconds. But that’s not what really changes. Rather, in the blink of an eye (about 2 seconds) Bryan’s mother hits a small girl with her car and life takes strange turns. That’s one story line.
The other story line takes place in contemporary times with a mentally ill man named Jim trying to find some kind of comfortable existence. He’s plagued by something.
The stories come together toward the ending and I wasn’t real pleased – it was hokey and totally contrived, imo.