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Wrong Place Wrong Time: 'Don't miss it' OBSERVER 'THRILLER OF THE MONTH' (Hardback)

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'A spellbinding "whydunnit". A novel with a difference. Richly layered, it makes other psychological thrillers seem thin and unimaginative' SUNDAY TIMES

'Skilful, satisfying . . . McAllister handles her twist on Russian Doll and Groundhog Day with great skill. Tightly plotted. Couldn't put it down. Don't miss it!' OBSERVER, 'THRILLER OF THE MONTH'

'A masterfully plotted and ingenious psychological thriller told in reverse. Gripping and full of surprises, it's one of the best books I've read this year' SUNDAY EXPRESS

'Perfection, every word, every moment. One of the best books I've ever read' LISA JEWELL

'Ingenious. A book to blow your mind and break your heart' ERIN KELLY

'Ingeniously plotted . . . A tour de force' GUARDIAN


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 . . .


'Extraordinary' HARRIET TYCE

'I was gripped' JANE CORRY

'So riveting' CELIA WALDEN

'Wrong Place Wrong Time will be your crime novel of the year' JANICE HALLETT

'Brilliantly plotted, perfectly paced. Genius. Simply genius' ADELE PARKS

'This is bravura novel-writing' IAN RANKIN

'I am totally in awe. This is one story I will not forget' HEIDI PERKS

'Epic and so so clever' BRYONY GORDON

'Genre-bending and totally original. A tour de force!' CLAIRE DOUGLAS

'This will be the best thriller you read all year' RED

'Mindblowingly good. I'm in awe' JANE FALLON

'Smart, addictive and ingeniously plotted' T.M. LOGAN

'Fiendishly clever and flawlessly executed' ROSIE WALSH

'Brilliantly original, so tense and so moving' LUCY CLARKE

'A genre-defining masterpiece. An instant classic' HOLLY SEDDON


'Gillian McAllister just gets better and better' CLAIRE MACKINTOSH

'Like watching a gripping, claustrophobic box set' CLAIRE DOUGLAS

'The queen of the moral dilemma' HOLLY SEDDON

'If Jodi Picoult wrote thrillers, they would look like this' ROSMUND LUPTON

'Any writer can keep you turning the pages - few can make you care this much' ERIN KELLY

Fiction & PoetryCrime & Thrillers Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 12/05/2022 ISBN-13: 9780241520949  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Gillian McAllister has been writing for as long as she can remember. She graduated with an English degree before working as a lawyer. She lives in Birmingham, where she now writes full-time. She is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Everything But the Truth, Anything You Do Say, No Further Questions, The Evidence Against You, How To Disappear and the Richard & Judy Book Club pick That Night. She is also the creator and co-host of the popular Honest Authors podcast.

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Customer Reviews

Took my breath away! Like many parents, Jen finds herself unable to sleep until her son comes home; when he does arrive, she witnesses him committing a murder then being arrested and detained in a jail cell. Jen doesn’t think she will ever sleep again – but she does, and when she opens her eyes, she finds it is the day before. Completely thrown and deeply puzzled, Jen realises that this may be her opportunity to find out exactly why the events of the previous (or next) evening happened . . . There are some writers who produce series of novels which, although entertaining and each with a different plot, are a bit formulaic – however no one could ever accuse Gillian McAllister of that. Every one of her novels has taken me by surprise and this one more than any other! I began reading Wrong Place Wrong Time wondering what it was about and, as I continued, thought it an impossible scenario; very soon I change that to improbable and before too long I was accepting waking up each day going further back in time as not only possible but normal! This is an earth-shattering read; the time changes begin to be acceptable because there is so much more to focus on. I admit to working some – but not all – of it out. This is one author who can keep me glued to each and every page and has me gasping in surprise several times over. Shocking, stunning, but somehow it all made sense in the end and I could finally get some sleep. A novel which demands you set your life aside and devote every minute to it until you reach the final page. If you’re not completely awestruck, then go back and start at the beginning because you’ve missed something. A glittering, glowing triumph and that ‘something different’ novel which all readers are in search of. Easily worth my highest recommendation and commanding every one of the five glowing, sparkling stars I’m more than happy to give!

- 12/05/2022
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