Wrong Place Wrong Time Book Review

Wrong Place Wrong Time Book Review

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! Today, I am back with another book review. I had very high hopes for Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister, and I have to say I think it fell a little flat for me. So, let’s get into it!

Wrong Place Wrong Time follow Jenn, a mother who witnesses her son, Todd, commit a terrible crime resulting in someone’s death. Overcome with grief and completely distressed when Jenn wakes up its actually the day before the crime. Each day she goes back further and further in time to try to piece together the clues that lead to the moment her son killed someone.

Since Jenn is going back in time to specific moments to gather clues and information she missed the first time, we’re told the story backwards. Which in theory I really move that idea, and I think it sounds like a daunting task. The main thing I didn’t like about this story was how the time travel was integrated into the plot. Jenn was aware the entire time that she was going back in time. It felt like a weird sci-fi book where the character is aware and knows she has to find clues to try to get back to the present. I have to say she does go pretty far back in time. I just really didn’t like how it was executed.

I do have to say though, this is the first time I’ve read a thriller with time travel. It terms of putting something different out there, this was great. I’ve come to the conclusion that this wasn’t my cup of tea. However, if you think you’d be okay with time travel then I say go for it.

There were a couple of twists that I wasn’t expecting. Even though I wasn’t a huge fan while reading this, there were twists that kept pushing me to read more.

One of the things I liked were the characters and the character relationships. Jenn is the main character that we are following. She wasn’t annoying, she wasn’t incapable…she handled everything so well and took everything in stride. Todd was exactly what you’d expect from a 16-year-old. Kelly, the dad, was a little bit suspicious at times but it was warranted. Have to keep the reader on their toes. Plus, I liked their family dynamic even though Jenn is a lawyer and wasn’t around much. It felt very normal. And to see a mother wonder how their child could get to a place of such violence and commit such a violent act, it was interesting. It was interesting to see her thought process and look back on her mistakes.

Overall, I would give this 2.5/5 stars. Again, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. While there were some elements that I liked, I can’t get behind time travel.

Alright, folks that is all I have for today! Come back next week for another blog post! As always thank you for reading:)