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Wrong Place Wrong Time

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

Gillian McAllister
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THE SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE YEAR

‘Perfection, every word, every moment. One of the best books I’ve ever read’ LISA JEWELL
‘Wow. Amazing! Loved every page . . . If you are looking for a summer read, I’ve found it!’ HOLLY WILLOUGHBY
‘Page-turning time-loop thriller . . . An intelligent puzzle full of heart and good sense’ GUARDIAN
‘A mind-bending page-turning thriller. Non-stop thrills right from the start. A rare gem’ STEVE WRIGHT, RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB
‘A spellbinding “whydunnit”. A novel with a difference’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘Skilful, satisfying. Couldn’t put it down. Don’t miss it!’ OBSERVER, ‘THRILLER OF THE MONTH’

CAN YOU STOP A MURDER AFTER IT’S ALREADY HAPPENED? . . . DISCOVER THE MOST TALKED ABOUT THRILLER OF THE YEAR
_________

It’s late. You’re waiting up for your son.

Then you spot him: he’s with someone. And – you can’t believe what you see – your funny, happy teenage boy stabs this stranger.

You don’t know who. You don’t know why. You only know your son is charged with murder. His future is lost.

That night you fall asleep in despair. But when you wake . . . it is yesterday. The day before the murder.

Somewhere in the past lie the answers – a reason for this crime.

And your only chance to stop it . . .
_________

‘Masterfully plotted and ingenious. One of the best books I’ve read this year’ SUNDAY EXPRESS
‘A genre-defining masterpiece. An instant classic’ HOLLY SEDDON
‘I was gripped’ JANE CORRY
‘Brilliantly original, so tense and so moving’ LUCY CLARKE
‘So riveting you’ll pull a sickie and ignore all family and friends until the breath-taking final page’ CELIA WALDEN
‘Mindblowingly good. I’m in awe’ JANE FALLON
‘Fiendishly clever and flawlessly executed’ ROSIE WALSH

PRAISE FOR GILLIAN MCALLISTER:

‘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

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Mar/2023

ISBN: 9781405949842

Length : 416 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

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

Gillian McAllister

THE SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE YEAR

‘Perfection, every word, every moment. One of the best books I’ve ever read’ LISA JEWELL
‘Wow. Amazing! Loved every page . . . If you are looking for a summer read, I’ve found it!’ HOLLY WILLOUGHBY
‘Page-turning time-loop thriller . . . An intelligent puzzle full of heart and good sense’ GUARDIAN
‘A mind-bending page-turning thriller. Non-stop thrills right from the start. A rare gem’ STEVE WRIGHT, RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB
‘A spellbinding “whydunnit”. A novel with a difference’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘Skilful, satisfying. Couldn’t put it down. Don’t miss it!’ OBSERVER, ‘THRILLER OF THE MONTH’

CAN YOU STOP A MURDER AFTER IT’S ALREADY HAPPENED? . . . DISCOVER THE MOST TALKED ABOUT THRILLER OF THE YEAR
_________

It’s late. You’re waiting up for your son.

Then you spot him: he’s with someone. And – you can’t believe what you see – your funny, happy teenage boy stabs this stranger.

You don’t know who. You don’t know why. You only know your son is charged with murder. His future is lost.

That night you fall asleep in despair. But when you wake . . . it is yesterday. The day before the murder.

Somewhere in the past lie the answers – a reason for this crime.

And your only chance to stop it . . .
_________

‘Masterfully plotted and ingenious. One of the best books I’ve read this year’ SUNDAY EXPRESS
‘A genre-defining masterpiece. An instant classic’ HOLLY SEDDON
‘I was gripped’ JANE CORRY
‘Brilliantly original, so tense and so moving’ LUCY CLARKE
‘So riveting you’ll pull a sickie and ignore all family and friends until the breath-taking final page’ CELIA WALDEN
‘Mindblowingly good. I’m in awe’ JANE FALLON
‘Fiendishly clever and flawlessly executed’ ROSIE WALSH

PRAISE FOR GILLIAN MCALLISTER:

‘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

Buying Options
Paperback / Hardback

Reviews

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

Lisa Jewell

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

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

Steve Wright

A mind-bending page-turning thriller. Non-stop thrills right from the start. A rare gem

Holly Willoughby

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

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

Harriet Tyce

Extraordinary

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

Marian Keyes

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

Adele Parks

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

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

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

Ian Rankin

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

Erin Kelly

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

Janice Hallett

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!

Bryony Gordon

Epic and so so clever

Ruth Ware

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

Ian Rankin

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

Claire Douglas, bestselling author of The Couple At No 9

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!

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

Sophie Hannah

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!

A.J. Finn

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

Jane Fallon

Mindblowingly good. I'm in awe

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

Mind-bendingly-twisty thriller

Jane Corry

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

Chris Whitaker

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

Rosie Walsh

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

T.M Logan

Smart, addictive and ingeniously plotted - this is a stunning high-concept thriller

Heidi Perks

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

Lindsey Kelk

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

Lucy Clarke, bestselling author of The Castaways

Brilliantly original, so tense and so moving

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

Celia Walden

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

A tightly crafted plot from a great thriller writer

Holly Seddon

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

Beth O'Leary

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

Jill Mansell

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

Lucy Clarke, bestselling author of The Castaways

A genuine premise, compelling characters, and an absolute masterclass in plotting

Imran Mahmood

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

S.J. Watson

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

Lisa Hall

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

Laura Jane Williams

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

Phoebe Morgan

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

The most inventive thriller of the year

Sarah Turner, Costa Book Awards Judge

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

Ambitious, menacing and shocking - a brilliant concept and her best book yet

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

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

Ashley Audrain, New York Times bestselling author of THE PUSH

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

Stephanie Wrobel

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.

Page-turning time-loop thriller . . . An intelligent puzzle full of heart and good sense

Eve Chase

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.

Alice Feeney

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

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

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

Fiona Barton

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

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

Samantha Downing

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

Clare Chambers

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

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

Phil Williams

A game-changer. What an amazing book

Hannah Beckerman

Brilliant. A genre defining book. So clever. It's going to be huge

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

David Koepp

It's terrific. It's ingenious. A GREAT concept

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

Gillian McAllister

Gillian McAllister is the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of eight stand-alone novels. Her books have been selected for the Radio 2 Book Club, Reese's Book Club, the Richard & Judy Book Club, and is published in thirty-six languages.

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