Wrong Place Wrong Time

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It’s every parent’s nightmare.

Your happy, funny, innocent son commits a terrible crime: murdering a complete stranger.

You don’t know who. You don’t know why. You only know your teenage boy is in custody and his future lost.

That night you fall asleep in despair. Until you wake . . .

. . . and it is yesterday.

Every morning you wake up a day earlier, another day before the murder. Another chance to stop it.

Somewhere in the past lie the answers, and you don’t have a choice but to find them . . .

‘Perfection, every word, every moment. One of the best books I’ve ever read’ LISA JEWELL
‘I am totally in awe. This is one story I will not forget’ HEIDI PERKS
‘Genre-bending and totally original. A tour de force!’ CLAIRE DOUGLAS

© Gillian McAllister 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

Critics Review

  • 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
  • Extraordinary

    Harriet Tyce
  • 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
  • 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

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