OMG this is the best book I have ever read, I ordered it on my kindle after reading the reviews, and instantly regretted it as I do not like horror films or books. I could not have been more wrong! I could not put this book down. As a result I recommended 11/22/63 to a friend whist on holiday, but wished I hadn’t as she to could not put it down and became a very boring sunbathing companion.
The tale begins when a teacher called Jake Epping asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay wrote by Harry Dunning shocks him to the core; a terribly distressing story about the night over fifty years ago when Harry’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer.
Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, reveals a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past. Al enlists Jake to take over his mission that has become his life obsession; to prevent the Kennedy assassination. But First Jake has other events of history he wishes to change, what he does not count on is finding love in the past.
This book is in essence a love story/thriller that has elements of real historical events. I was engrossed in the book, I found it so interesting, romantic and gripping all in one.