434755How do you live past the horrors of war?  How does one pick up the pieces and carry on with their lives?  The Time In Between by David Bergin is a far reaching novel, asking this question and many others.

Ada and Jon, brother and sister, go to Vietnam searching for their father Charlie after he returns to the country of his wartime youth in an attempt to lay his past to rest.  We start with Ada and Jon and the focus flips back and forth between the siblings and the father, past and present, chapter by chapter.

At once a war story and a story of family, we follow the life of post Vietnam war vet Charlie and two of his three children as they search for him once he disappears.  Instead of finding him however, Ada and Jon find new lives in the land of Vietnam, a land of war, mystery, life and death.

At 288 pages (depending on the edition) The Time In Between is a relatively short book, but it manages to pack a lot into those pages.  But as fascinating as the beginning and middle was, my interest began to wane.  I’m not sure if it’s the writing or the way the writer chose to continue the story even after the plot mystery was solved, or if it was due to other factors in my life that drew me away at the end.

Overall though, I did enjoy the Time ‘In Between and look forward to other Bergin books.

But not today.  Today we move on to book seven in the Resident Evil series by S.D. Perry: Resident Evil Zero Hour

13642764Sent to investigate a series of grisly murders in Racoon City, S.T.A.R.S Bravo Team scrambles into action.

Following a helicopter crash, the team stumble across a gruesome sight: an overturned military transport truck riddled with corpses – and that’s only the beginning of their nightmare. As evil grows around them, rookie member Rebecca Chambers wonders what she’s gotten herself into.