by Gillian McAllister
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I just finished reading “Wrong Place, Wrong Time” by Gillian McAllister. I chose this book because it was on Reese’s picks list and I am glad I did. It was such a departure from what I normally read in that it was a concept that was unique and extremely well-written.
The story is about a woman who sees her son commit murder. The following day when she wakes up, she realizes it is the day before the murder was committed. Each day that follows is further in her past, and is meant for her to understand what led to the murder and to somehow change the course of the future so that the murder does not take place. The story focusses on her relationship with her father and her husband, who are both not what they seem. At the end of the book there is a paragraph which explains the time travel part of the story.
The story is extremely well written and well paced in short chapters that were told from the point of view of the main character (Jenn) and an undercover police officer Ryan (who we find out later is someone else) Each chapter provides a clue as to what led to the crime being commited and unearths secrets which leave Jenn both devastated, and questions not only her decisions but also her relationships.
I really liked this unique brand of story telling, and because the chapters were short, I was able to keep up with the timeline. I would recommend that anyone reading this book do it over a short period, because important details arise in each chapter, which are crucial to the enjoyment of the book, and if the book is put down for too long, then these important detail may be forgotten.
Super excited to say that this was a pleasant surprise because I enjoyed it more that I thought I would. Sometimes it is a good idea to try a new author or a new style of writing…you may be pleasantly surprised as well.
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