A new mysterious supernatural
Kate Quinn is known for her thrillers featuring real people. It changes a bit with Moon signal. Here is our opinion on Signal Moon by Kate Quinn.
Begin, Signal Moon by Kate Quinn is not a novel. It’s not even news. It’s a short story that’ll take you about an hour to read, if so. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth it.
We know Quinn for her novels set in the past. There’s still some sort of thriller to the story, but the focus is still on real individuals from the past. Whether it’s a German Nazi trying to live free in the 1970s or a mystery surrounding codebreakers in the 1940s, there’s something that connects us to a very real past.
Signal Moon changes things up a bit. It has a more supernatural twist with events taking place in the present as well as the past.
What is Kate Quinn’s Signal Moon about?
The short story is set in 1943 and 2023. Somehow Lily Baines in 1943 intercepts Matt’s radio communications in 2023. She doesn’t understand how or why. All she knows is that Matt is about to die and she has to get a message to him one way or another. She must ensure that whatever war is to come, it can be won.
This leads to a story of two people communicating through time. Of course, they don’t want to believe at first that it’s possible, but how else could they explain everything? The question is whether Matt can find a way to keep himself and his colleagues alive in the battle ahead.
Signal Moon book review
If you are looking for something with an unearthly touch, Signal Moon is a must. It contains everything Quinn brings to her stories. We have the 1940s woman who wants to do her thing for her country. She doesn’t want to let anyone die, and that includes a man she doesn’t know in 2023.
There is not much time to explain what is happening. We don’t even have an explanation of how the wires cross, but that doesn’t matter. All that matters is that we have these two characters trying to help each other. As Lily seeks to save Matt, he wants her to know that the war she is fighting is one the Allies can win. There’s a connection you wouldn’t think possible with two people from different time periods.
One of the great things about it is that you’re hooked from the start. There is no time for a slow burn of getting to know individuals. We’re thrown right into the main plot, and everything goes from there.
Star: 5 out of 5
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