Wrong Place Wrong Time
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About the Author

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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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' *
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
A mind-bending page-turning thriller. Non-stop thrills right from the start. A rare gem -- Steve Wright * Radio 2 *
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 *
A spellbinding "whydunnit" . . . A novel with a difference. Richly layered, it makes other psychological thrillers seem thin and unimaginative * Sunday Times *
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 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 *
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 -- Claire 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

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