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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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Answers are given along the way, a few really nice twists that I probably should have seen coming, but didn't, and overall I really liked how it wrapped up. There is never a moment of doubt that the ending will satisfy, and the story evokes genuine emotion as it proceeds there. All those moments, those interactions, those individuals you come across are unfolding at rocket speed on an almost predestined course. Jen seems to be living her life backward, and—with the help of a physicist friend-of-a-friend—determines that the only way to break out of the time loop is to “undo” whatever event put her son on the path to murder.

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’. Other than the f-words, probably my next biggest problem with the book was the scene where Jen is looking through a window and catches a glimpse of a photograph. Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook).Yes, I will admit the beginning was a slow grind full of repetitiveness in the vein of Groundhog Day, but, once the basics were in place (I didn’t get to this point the first time around), the twists and turns were truly mind-blowing. Over the course of the story she feels that she is to blame for what her son Todd has done in the present day when he kills someone. It’s a fascinating premise, crime thriller melded with time-travel, neither Jen nor the reader ever quite sure where we’re heading or what the end result might be. I think what I loved most was the suspense and trying to put together all the pieces mixed with such a sweet love story in the end.

We know this because we're told many times, usually right after the characters say something mundane and awkward. She is happily married and has lived in a bubble where she could never in her wildest dreams think her son is capable of murder. I think I was just getting worn out with the jumping timelines and background details (a little too much happening).With the clues surreptitiously laced into the story, each reveal shattered my preconceived ideas and ratcheted up well-organized tension. In comparison, the aforementioned books slammed together as many illogical twisty twists as possible in the last 10%, which always annoys tf out of me. 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! I liked it so much that I recommended it to a colleague and bought it for someone as a Christmas gift. E cioè, mi fa pensare soprattutto a una storia di genitori a disagio con figli adolescenti che crescono e si comportano in modo anomalo (leggi violento).

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