Wrong Place Wrong Time - Gillian McAllister

Wrong Place Wrong Time

By Gillian McAllister

  • Release Date: 2022-08-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,585 Ratings



“It’s perfection, every word, every moment. A masterpiece . . . One of the best books I’ve ever read.” —Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author

New York Times bestselling author Gillian McAllister has created a thriller unlike any other in this endlessly clever, twisty story of a mother who must move backward through time to prevent tragedy from striking at the heart of her family.

Can you stop a murder after it’s already happened?

It is midnight on the morning of Halloween, and Jen anxiously waits up for her 18-year-old son, Todd, to return home. But worries about his broken curfew transform into something much more dangerous when Todd finally emerges from the darkness. As Jen watches through the window, she sees her funny, seemingly happy teenage son stab a total stranger.

She doesn’t know who the victim is, or why Todd has committed such a devastating act of violence. All she knows is that her life, and Todd’s, have been shattered. 

After her son is taken into custody, Jen falls asleep in despair. But when she wakes up…it is yesterday. The murder has not happened yet—and there may be a chance to stop it. Each morning, when Jen wakes, she is further back in the past, first weeks, then years, before the murder. And Jen realizes that somewhere in the past lies the trigger for Todd’s terrible crime…and it is her mission to find it, and prevent it from taking place.

Both the story of a mother’s love and the sacrifices she will make for her child, and a thriller with a brilliant twist, Wrong Place Wrong Time is a one-of-a-kind novel that begs to be read in one sitting.


  • Right place, right time

    By JeanneInDallas
    Everything in this book happens backwards in the sense of time. Excellent book!
  • Great Book!

    By kaitabugg
    I am glad I came across this book because it has had me hooked the entire way through! Lots of twists and turns and none of them expected! The storyline is interesting and gets better and better. If you like suspense and thriller I suggest this book 😀
  • Wow

    By Sarah1988abc
    So good! I couldn’t stop reading.
  • A unique take on “time travel”

    By Jessely!
    I’m still trying to wrap my head around some of this. But what a fascinating concept. Very well done, entirely engaging.
  • Smart writing!

    By Abolina
    Its been a long time since I’ve read a mystery with such an interesting plot line. Really enjoyed it!
  • Could Not Put It Down!

    By TeacherOfLittles
    Absolutely loved this story. An unpredictable end!!!!
  • Great, but confusing

    By Gorski56
    I couldn’t put it down, but hate to admit that sometimes I couldn’t understand or keep track of what was going on. Don’t know if I’m the only one who was confused. May go back & read other reviews. Still, an excellent read.
  • ☹️

    By Lenserts
    I just didn’t find it interesting
  • .

    By ToddTrcka
    Great book
  • Wonderful Read

    By Eating good
    Loved this book.