Crossing In Time

Between Two Evils Book 1

Romance - Suspense
372 Pages
Reviewed on 04/20/2016
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Author Biography

USA BEST BOOK AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR D. L. ORTON lives in the Rocky Mountains where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops. In her spare time, she's building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite

Wow! That’s exactly what I thought when I finished reading the incredibly creative and unique new book by author D.L. Orton, Crossing in Time. Follow the story of Isabel, a young woman who sacrifices everything she has ever known to travel back in time in the hopes of making changes that will help to save the present world, and to see her murdered love again, one last time. She arrives twenty years in the past, gravely injured, naked, and has only one day to convince a 19-year-old Diego that he must do what she is telling him to do in order to save both of their futures. She ends up in competition with her own younger self, and it’s hard to know exactly how this tale will end up, but that’s half the fun. If you’re looking for a unique read, and a story line that you certainly haven’t come across before, you definitely need to give this book a chance.

I loved Crossing in Time. Loved. It. How’s that for a review? It’s the way I felt about author D.L. Orton’s brilliant new offering. This book made me laugh, made me tear up a few times, and was full of adventure and tales of love. There’s definitely something in it for every reader, and if you add in the truly one of a kind nature of it, there’s almost nothing that you won’t love. I highly recommend Crossing in Time to any reader who loves a great work of fiction. I am so pleased that this book is the first in a planned series, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next installment. If it’s anything like Crossing in Time, it will absolutely be worth the read!

Ica Iova

Crossing In Time by D.L. Orton is a suspenseful, romantic thriller. Isabel and Diego had been lovers once, but miscommunication or perhaps fate forced them to part ways. They meet many years later and at Diego’s insistence, they have dinner together. They discover that the sparks they once had for each other are all still there, but Isabel is not willing to get hurt again. Just as she leaves the restaurant, an explosion at a nearby hotel sends chaos throughout the city. Diego finds and saves Isabel from the rubble, then proposes to her. As they are about to settle into their new life, a series of calamities — nuclear attacks, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions — begins to unravel, and a group of scientists investigates an unidentified object found at the site of the fire, which may link the couple to the worldwide catastrophes.

Crossing In Time by D.L. Orton starts in the future with a woman trying to buy a gun. When asked what kind of a gun she wants, she answers simply, “Handgun.” The dealer offers her a Walther P-22, and she thinks, "I’ve never heard of Walther, and I have no idea what a P-22 is — for all I know, it could be a water pistol." Humour flowed from that single sentence, and I was hooked, imagining a woman in distress determined not to lose her cool in any circumstance. I was glad to see that Isabel was that woman. D.L. Orton did an incredible job penning this hard to put down, fast-paced, refreshingly funny blend of science fiction, romance, action, suspense and so much more.

Kim Anisi

Life on our world comes to an end in Crossing In Time (Between Two Evils Book 1) by D.L. Orton, and it seems like nothing can stop the deadly mutation of a virus that kills humans and animals alike. A strange object with instructions on how to build a time machine, and a strange nano-technology is found. For some reason, Diego and his partner Isabel are caught up in this development. Diego has to travel back in time and even to a different universe to possibly save this universe - and all others! But when Diego gets lost in time, Isabel is sent to complete the mission, which might cost her life, and not end in the desired result.

Crossing In Time by D.L. Orton was a weirdly compelling read. 'Weird' because I usually do not like stories that focus around a relationship, but this story was different. I still don't really understand certain aspects of it, but I hope those will be explained in the future books of the series. I found the concept of time travel in this novel interesting because it's not your typical 'go back in time and change the future of your planet' type of story. If someone goes back in time in this plot, they need to go back in time in a different universe, and can only hope to create some sort of ripple effect. I don't know whether the concept makes scientific sense, but it's fascinating. I finished the book in just three sittings over a 1.5 day period. It's nicely written, and the different perspectives used during the narration show the reader different aspects of what is happening in the world of this novel.