"Baker's (Mail-Order Bride, 2017) prose is crisp and precise, tethered to her characters' emotions in a way that imbues every scene and observation with meaning…The characters are finely drawn, and Baker isn't afraid to spend a lot of time on the way they process the eruptions in their lives…this is a serious and engrossing exploration of tragedy and the emotions that come with it."
This achingly poignant story will haunt you long after you've closed the covers of the book.
—Dale Kushner, author of The Conditions of Love
With the precision of a clockmaker, Sara Baker has set into place the gears that move her characters from an horrific incident, through the inevitable mazes that comprise life after, to the satisfying ending of a father/son story framed by loss and recovery.
—Suzanne Strempek Shea, prizewinning author of Make a Wish, But Not for Money
You have written a fantastic novel....Hal's need for control and order, Helen's insecurity and fear of exposure, Josh's youthful dreams and follies, Meg's loneliness and longing to mother, all tied with the thread of a disaster, these are elements that will touch all readers, find a root somewhere in everyone.
—Laura Petrella, editor
I would like to thank NetGalley and Deeds Publishing for an ARC of The Timekeeper's Son by Sara Baker. Wow!! This is an intriguing and complex novel dealing with modern day complications of family interactions during adverse times, poor decisions and consequences.... This is a book that makes me reflect on many things, and I would recommend it.