Here by Mistake: The Secret of the Niche
Here By Mistake: The Secret of the Niche is a slow read all of the way through, and I am puzzled that as a teenager, Stephen’s parents would forbid him to go in his aunt’s basement to even look around. There was just a lack of reasoning provided by the author. I understand it supposedly holds “more than the vault at the Rollings Savings Bank,” but if the stuff were really down there, wouldn’t one of his aunt’s children have locked the valuables away, rather than just behind a locked door to prevent theft?
The characters are easy to like, though you don’t really get to know their true selves. I kept waiting for a climax, up until the end, but it just never came, which was shocking. The majority of the book is merely conversation.
I am torn about this book. I really wanted it to be this action-packed history meets time travel story, but it wasn’t. Id hope this is a prequel to set the story for future books. I would probably suggest to others to just check it out from the library.
Langdon Street Press