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
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The synopsis leads you to believe that this is a Russian doll type of tale, and it would be correct, but I found myself in shock that the original mystery of the stabbing that occurs in chapter one isn't really the overarching focus of the plot. Another Place” è un'opera dell'artista britannico Antony Gormley situata a Crosby Beach nel Merseyside, che è dove è ambientata il romanzo. Piuttosto, ho in mente il romanzo di Martin Amis Time’s Arrow – La freccia del tempo, la storia di un criminale nazista vissuta, o rivissuta, a ritroso: a partire dalla morte del protagonista per terminare con la sua nascita. Jen witnesses her 17-year-old son, Todd, murdering a total stranger on the street outside her house.
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. This built a cloak of believability to the plot, which could have easily swerved into a territory that felt illogical or far-fetched.
Time travel is the plot device du jour, so if you try to wrangle with the logistics of it all, you will most likely be hella annoyed. Flow is an apt word as it is a go with the flow read and it does feel a bit weird to start with and you’re full of questions but somehow you just accept it conceptually and it comes to feel ‘natural’. But after she spends a restless night tormented by the tragedy, she finds herself waking up the day before. Her British accent is somewhat difficult to understand, but she does a fantastic reading, so I was able to stay with it. It left me not only shocked by the twists and turns, but questioning my own past and what I would change given the chance.
Wrong Place Wrong Time sets the stage with a murder unfolding right before the eyes of a shocked mother waiting up late one night for her son. Instead, we tend to fly through life in our own bubbles and then when the shoes drops, we're forced to react.Some books are partially British where there’s some new words that jump out at you like jumper (sweater) and boot (trunk), etc. You go back in time to observe an event that you caused that might have resulted in this unfortunate outcome. I'm usually a reader who has a hard time suspending belief and this book certainly requires some of that. The teenaged Todd is a sweet, nerdy boy and Jen can’t figure out for the life of her what drove him to do it.