Thursday 7 April 2016

#BookReview A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain @FreshFiction @Pegasus_Books

A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautiful and brilliant, Kendra Donovan is a rising star at the FBI. Yet her path to professional success hits a speed bump during a disastrous raid where half her team is murdered, a mole in the FBI is uncovered and she herself is severely wounded. As soon as she recovers, she goes rogue and travels to England to assassinate the man responsible for the deaths of her teammates.

While fleeing from an unexpected assassin herself, Kendra escapes into a stairwell that promises sanctuary but when she stumbles out again, she is in the same place - Aldrich Castle - but in a different time: 1815, to be exact.

Mistaken for a lady's maid hired to help with weekend guests, Kendra is forced to quickly adapt to the time period until she can figure out how she got there; and, more importantly, how to get back home. However, after the body of a young girl is found on the extensive grounds of the county estate, she starts to feel there's some purpose to her bizarre circumstances. Stripped of her twenty-first century tools, Kendra must use her wits alone in order to unmask a cunning madman.


I was quite taken with the lovely cover when I first saw it and then I read the description; a historical mystery, with time travel and a madman that has to be stopped. I felt that this is not the usual time travel book. Ordinarily, a woman goes back in time to find herself a man, Kendra goes back in time and it's not a man she is after, well it is, but he's a killer. She is not after romance, although, there is some romance in the book, or let's say a hint of that.


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