Wrong Place Wrong Time: Can you stop a murder after it's already happened? THE SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE YEAR AND REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK 2022

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Wrong Place Wrong Time: Can you stop a murder after it's already happened? THE SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE YEAR AND REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK 2022

Wrong Place Wrong Time: Can you stop a murder after it's already happened? THE SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE YEAR AND REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK 2022

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I really enjoyed the Groundhog Day style of storytelling, although I think the middle began to drag a bit, and we go waaaaay back to the beginning of "the story" to finally figure out the "secrets" and "mysteries" of why this family is at the heart of a terrible crime where a mother has no warning as to why her beloved son would stab a seemingly strange man. Jen is at times driven, euphoric, lost, and even desperate, as she repeats her life from different vantage points, each one with strong emotions attached. It might be scary to read that they even convincingly pass the polygraph test without getting caught.

Time travel is the plot device du jour, so if you try to wrangle with the logistics of it all, you will most likely be hella annoyed. The central characters of Jen, son Todd and husband Kelly are very good and because you grow to like them so much (especially Todd) you go on an emotional journey with Jen as she beats herself up with maternal guilt but so much love for her son. Jen will find herself living in past increments of time trying to retrieve the causal factor of Todd's crime.I'm usually a reader who has a hard time suspending belief and this book certainly requires some of that. The first time around I got about 100 pages in and put it down because I found it too slow and irritatingly repetitive. They are here, tonight, together, even if they might part again tomorrow, like two passengers on two trains going in opposite directions. This will be a great choice for those who want to read a different type of thriller written in an engaging manner. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

I liked it so much that I recommended it to a colleague and bought it for someone as a Christmas gift. An original and emotional thriller that nails the tender moments of a mother's love as much as the big, impressive twists. Her British accent is somewhat difficult to understand, but she does a fantastic reading, so I was able to stay with it.

She witnesses him stab and kill a man, and Jen and her husband Kelly are horrified when Todd is arrested.

The time loop is merely a device to set up the premise and enable the story to be told in a different way. It debuted at number 4 on the Sunday Times Bestseller List and number 2 on the New York Times Bestseller List. She sees him out the window, but before he can reach their door, a stranger crosses his path and he commits an unthinkable crime right in front of her.It left me not only shocked by the twists and turns, but questioning my own past and what I would change given the chance. I actually listened to the audiobook on holiday and I couldn't wait to get back to it each time I had to stop it. As she travels further back in time, she is a mother looking for answers, how did this all come to happen, and more to the point, can she stop it happening? I thought this was going to be one of those domestic dramas of a mother feeling guilty about her bad parenting which leads to her son misbehaving. There are plenty of surprises in this story and once I got into the swing of what was occurring (and once Jen accepted that it was taking place and stopped trying to figure out the how/why/trying to tell everyone around her what was happening) I was able to put on my puzzle solving hat and go with the flow of what Jen was trying to discover.

Other than the f-words, probably my next biggest problem with the book was the scene where Jen is looking through a window and catches a glimpse of a photograph. La varietà e ricchezza dei riferimenti, sia letterari che cinematografici, trovo che sia un valore aggiunto. Piuttosto, ho in mente il romanzo di Martin Amis Time’s Arrow – La freccia del tempo, la storia di un criminale nazista vissuta, o rivissuta, a ritroso: a partire dalla morte del protagonista per terminare con la sua nascita.

In fact, there is a place where she is so far removed from that date, that she even forgets what exactly she witnessed.

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