ARC REVIEW: Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

Title: Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
Published by: 
Michael Joseph
Publication date: 
12th May 2022
Genre: Crime & Thriller
Format: Paperback
Amazon UK – Waterstones


It’s every parent’s nightmare.

Your happy, funny, innocent son commits a terrible crime: murdering a complete stranger.

You don’t know who. You don’t know why. You only know your teenage boy is in custody and his future lost.

That night you fall asleep in despair. Until you wake . . .

. . . and it is yesterday.

Every morning you wake up a day earlier, another day before the murder. Another chance to stop it.

Somewhere in the past lie the answers, and you don’t have a choice but to find them . . .

My review:

I absolutely love anything to do with time travel and the multiverse, so I was ecstatic when I was sent an early copy of Wrong Place Wrong Time. I didn’t know what to expect from it but I was instantly hooked. It has a compelling and mind-blowing plot that will have you on the edge of your seat.  

I don’t even know how I’d react if I woke up and it was the previous day or I’d gone back ten years and it had only affected me. I’d probably think I’d had a breakdown or gone mad. I really admired how Jen got to work almost immediately and started gathering clues about the murder and why it happened. The whole time I was reading it, I couldn’t stop asking myself what I’d do. It’s such a creative and thought-provoking read! 

It was mind-blowing watching Jen try to understand the puzzle and what she needed to do to break the cycle in order to get back to her present day life. There’s so many fantastic twists and I was in awe at how brilliantly plotted the story was. I was worried I’d get confused about some things or struggle to understand the plot because of how far back in time she goes, however, I did not feel confused at any point while I was reading it. Every clue Jen finds is explained and the significance of every conversation she has is tied back to the murder and how she can prevent it from happening again. It was a shock how far back in time the story goes and how some actions can have long-lasting consequences. 

Wrong Place Wrong Time is a thrilling read with so many unpredictable twists that kept me wanting more. It’s the first book I’ve read by this author and it definitely won’t be the last. 

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