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Wrong Place Wrong Time (Paperback)

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Published: 02/03/2023
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Waterstones Says

An unputdownable tale of a mother trying to prevent the murder her son has committed as she wakes up each morning to find herself further back in the past, Wrong Place Wrong Time is a riveting, tense, genre-bending novel that will stay with the reader long after the closing pages.

Waterstones Thriller of the Month for March 2023

Shortlisted for The British Book Awards 2023 Crime & Thriller Book of the Year

Shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2023

Can you stop a murder when it's already happened?

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,

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781405949842
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 291 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

It's perfection, every word, every moment. A masterpiece . . . I had my mind blown apart. After I finished it I sat with my mouth hanging open in awe. One of the best books I've ever read - Lisa Jewell

Skilful, satisfying. McAllister handles her Liverpool-set twist on Russian Doll and Groundhog Day with great skill. Tightly plotted . . . Don't miss it - Observer, 'THRILLER OF THE MONTH'

A mind-bending page-turning thriller. Non-stop thrills right from the start. A rare gem - Steve Wright, Radio 2 Book Club

Wow. Amazing! Loved every page . . . If you are looking for a summer read, I've found it! - Holly Willoughby

Another ingeniously plotted genre-bender . . . McAllister succeeds in making us care, and the result is a tour de force - Guardian

Extraordinary - Harriet Tyce

Wrong Place Wrong Time is 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

It's absolutely AMAZING. The plot is astonishing - original and ingenious - Marian Keyes

The best book I have read in a very long time. Genius. Simply genius. This is McAllister as the very top of her consistently excellent game. Brilliantly plotted, perfectly paced, characters I was invested in. This is a masterclass of exactly what a novel should be. Taught, tense, not a wasted word. This brilliantly plotted novel had me on the edge of my seat. You have to read this book - Adele Parks

Brilliantly crafted and highly original. So good I read it twice - there is so much in this book - BBC Radio 2 Book Club

I was completely blown away by the plot of this ingenious thriller . . . genuinely gripping - Good Housekeeping

The most intriguing premise for a novel I have seen in some time, and what's more the story more than lives up to it! This is bravura novel-writing - Ian Rankin

The unstoppable Gillian McAllister is at the top of her game with this ingenious thriller. Wrong Place Wrong Time is a book to blow your mind and break your heart - Erin Kelly

It's about time . . . Wrong Place Wrong Time will be your crime novel of the year . . . and the year before, and the year before that. A gripping thriller that plays with every expectation. An absolutely riveting read! - Janice Hallett

Epic and so so clever - Bryony Gordon

A brilliantly genre-bending, mind-twisting answer to the question, how far would you go to save your child? - Ruth Ware

For those who enjoyed this year's TV adaptation of Kate Atkinson's novel Life After Life, Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister is the thriller equivalent. A phenomenally clever brain teaser with a lot of heart - Ian Rankin

Genre-bending and totally original, I loved Wrong Place, Wrong Time. Convincing, heartbreaking and wonderfully written with a twist that made me gasp out loud. This is a tour de force! - Claire Douglas, bestselling author of The Couple At No 9

This audacious, jaw-on-the-floor novel will be the best thriller you read all year - Red

Amazing. Wow. Can't imagine it not being my book of the year. So, so clever, exciting and gripping. The very last twist made me gasp out loud. Deserves to be a No. 1 bestseller and major Netflix drama or Hollywood movie! - Sophie Hannah

Daring, inventive, exhilarating, twisted. It reminded me of BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP and MEMENTO. Dive in - A.J. Finn

Mindblowingly good. I'm in awe - Jane Fallon

A masterfully plotted and ingenious psychological thriller told in reverse. Gripping and full of surprises. One of the best books I've read this year - DAILY RECORD

Mind-bendingly-twisty thriller - iNews

A clever, sinister take on 'deja vu' which gives a whole new perspective to psychological suspense. A modern 'Time-Traveller's Mum'. I was gripped - Jane Corry

A work of such genius it leaves you in awe. Wrong Place, Wrong Time is impossibly clever, daringly original and heart-rending. Exceptional - Chris Whitaker

Fiendishly clever and flawlessly executed, WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME is a staggering achievement. I could not put this novel down - it's just dazzling - Rosie Walsh

Smart, addictive and ingeniously plotted - this is a stunning high-concept thriller - T.M Logan

I am totally in awe . . . This is one story I will not forget - Heidi Perks

A breathtaking must-read book that ticks every possible box. Wrong Place Wrong Time runs the whole gamut of emotions with perfectly paced twists and turns that leave you utterly spent and completely satisfied. I gasped, I laughed, I sobbed, I screamed - I loved it - Lindsey Kelk

Brilliantly original, so tense and so moving - Lucy Clarke, bestselling author of The Castaways

Ingenious. Criminal mastermind. Twists and misdirections are embedded in Wrong Place Wrong Time's clever narrative - Writing Magazine

McAllister has always been a plot master, but with Wrong Place, Wrong Time she's surpassed herself. So riveting you'll pull a sickie and ignore all family and friends until the breath-taking final page - Celia Walden

A tightly crafted plot from a great thriller writer - Prima

A genre-defining masterpiece that turns everything you think you know about crime, family and memory on its head. I'm so jealous of everybody who gets to read this for the first time. An instant classic - Holly Seddon

An extraordinary novel. Intricately plotted, beautifully written and impossible to put down. This is a Groundhog Day thriller lived and told backwards, which is such an incredibly smart concept - but Wrong Place, Wrong Time is not just clever, it's heart-wrenching and full of emotion too. McAllister is a writer at the absolute top of her game - Beth O'Leary

Unquestionably her best book yet. Mind bending and extraordinary. What an amazing achievement. All the stars! - Jill Mansell

A genuine premise, compelling characters, and an absolute masterclass in plotting - Lucy Clarke, bestselling author of The Castaways

The latest novel from Gillian McAllister is perfect in every way. Pretty sure she's going to take over the world with that book - Imran Mahmood

McAllister is . . . at the top of her game. Revelations come at a satisfying pace in this smart, compelling thriller . . . It's the book we'll all be talking about this summer, so you might as well get ahead of the game and read it now - S.J. Watson, Perspective Magazine, 'Thriller of the Month'

Mindblowingly brilliant, it's a cracker - everyone should preorder IMMEDIATELY - Lisa Hall

Wrong Place Wrong Time is an astonishingly accomplished psychological thriller that pinpoints the ferocious love between mother and son, and the lengths we go to for that love. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I was entertained, but more than that: I was moved - Laura Jane Williams

Wrong Place, Wrong Time is an intricately plotted, highly original thriller full of heart, layers and jaw-dropping twists. Gillian McAllister is one of the finest suspense writers in the market today and this outstanding novel deserves every success - Phoebe Morgan

The most inventive thriller of the year - Daily Express

The next I Let You Go, the next Gone Girl, the next Girl on the Train . . . Wrong Place, Wrong Time will be a huge hit, deservedly so - Sarah Turner, Costa Book Awards Judge

Ambitious, menacing and shocking - a brilliant concept and her best book yet - Woman & Home, 'BOOK CLUB AWARDS'

McAllister pulls off this adventure with aplomb. Tightly plotted. Couldn't put it down . . . Don't miss it - Guardian

Wrong Place Wrong Time contains layers of intrigue and secrecy . . . You'll turn each page of Jen's story, eager to find out - as she did - what secrets have been hiding in plain sight all along. You'll recommend this book to everyone you know - Herald

Masterfully crafted in every way, this novel races along-backward-for a reading experience so intriguing and immersive that you'll only pause to wonder how McAllister has done it. An original and emotional thriller that nails the tender moments of a mother's love as much as the big, impressive twists. A total stand-out and great fun to read-I loved it - Ashley Audrain, New York Times bestselling author of THE PUSH

WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME is the spellbinding story of a mother going back in time to try to prevent her son from committing a murder. Masterfully plotted and wholly original, McAllister keeps the surprises coming until the very last page, with an ending as satisfying as it is haunting. - Stephanie Wrobel

Page-turning time-loop thriller . . . An intelligent puzzle full of heart and good sense - Guardian, '50 hottest new books for a great escape'

It's extraordinary, just One of Those Books. She's carved through time, and created something three dimensional. It's like peering into the interior of a beautiful twisty shell. I absolutely loved it. - Eve Chase

Clever, original, and so addictive it should come with a warning. I loved it! - Alice Feeney

Gillian McAllister takes detective fiction in a new direction with this novel. Convincingly portrayed, and the criminal plot is cleverly designed - Literary Review

Tense . . . an affecting portrayal of a family careening toward crisis. [A] twisty book by a writer with a fine grasp of the subtleties of familial dysfunction. Unexpectedly tender - New York Times

This book is clever, clever, clever. Tightly plotted with a great cast of characters and tension in every line, I lived it and loved it - Fiona Barton

A super-clever, belter of a book that will stay with you long after you finish it - Sun

Wrong Place, Wrong Time is a mind-bending, time-twisting knockout of a book. Genius plotting and pacing easily make this one of my favourite reads this year. Gillian McAllister is a rare talent - Samantha Downing

Once I started reading I whizzed through the book in a couple of sittings. Such deft crafting! It would make great TV - Clare Chambers

This unique, riveting novel is best described as Groundhog Day meets crime drama - Yours Magazine

A game-changer. What an amazing book - Phil Williams, Times Radio

Brilliant. A genre defining book. So clever. It's going to be huge - Hannah Beckerman, Times Radio

Channels Groundhog Day with an endlessly replayed murder, as a woman's unassuming son kills a stranger - over and over again. The familiar plot motif is given an unguessable reset, and McAllister ensures that characterisation is as central to the novel's success as the plotting - Financial Times

It's terrific. It's ingenious. A GREAT concept - David Koepp

Full of originality, this is a memorable thriller that will stay with readers long after the last page - The Upcoming

An evening with Gillian McAllister and Dorothy Koomson

An evening with Gillian McAllister and Dorothy Koomson

Manchester - Deansgate
Monday 15th July 18:30

Deansgate welcomes bestselling authors Gillian McAllister and Dorothy Koomson to discuss their new novels.

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“Ingenious plotting”

You need to concentrate hard to follow the plotting in this ground breaking mystery. Very intriguing plot with a touch of the sci-fi as we follow our protagonist as she travels backward in time after her son murders... More

Hardback edition
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“How can you stop a murder when time itself is against you!”

Groundhog Day meets ITV crime drama in this new tantalizing murder mystery by Gillian McAllister and believe me it is not to be missed.
Wrong Place Wrong Time is a unique and captivating story and told in such a... More

Hardback edition
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“PHENOMENAL, GRIPPING, HIGHLY RECOMMEND.”

It's official Gillian McAllister is a GENUIS, in my eyes anyway. WOW! OMG! BRILLIANT! PHENOMENAL. This is one gripping book, completely absorbing and it's GM's best book to date without a shadow of a... More

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