A Rip Through Time (A Rip Through Time #1) by Kelley Armstrong

A Rip Through Time (A Rip Through Time, #1)
.ePUB, 352 pages
Expected Publication: 31 May 2022
By: St. Martin's Press, Minotaur Books

About The Book:
May 20, 2019: Homicide detective Mallory is in Edinburgh to be with her dying grandmother. While out on a jog one evening, Mallory hears a woman in distress. She’s drawn to an alley, where she is attacked and loses consciousness.

May 20, 1869: Housemaid Catriona Mitchell had been enjoying a half-day off, only to be discovered that night in a lane, where she’d been strangled and left for dead . . . exactly one-hundred-and-fifty years before Mallory was strangled in the same spot.

When Mallory wakes up in Catriona's body in 1869, she must put aside her shock and adjust quickly to the reality: life as a housemaid to an undertaker in Victorian Scotland. She soon discovers that her boss, Dr. Gray, also moonlights as a medical examiner and has just taken on an intriguing case, the strangulation of a young man, similar to the attack on herself. Her only hope is that catching the murderer can lead her back to her modern life . . . before it's too late.

My Review:
This book was one of the best books I have read in a long time, I got all but the last forty pages read in one sitting...I tried so hard but my bed called to me. The way Ms. Armstrong details the way Edinburgh was 150 years ago is so exacting it seems to take the reader there. Armstrong has drawn her characters with a depth and a sincerity rarely seen in todays novel's of this type. Since they usually concentrate on the more gory aspects of the crime and not they way it was committed, A Rip Through Time is a book that does not demean the readers intelligence with cheap explanations and answers that come to the characters all to easy. Simply put one the best books, of this genre, that I have ever read. Very well written, extremely intelligent, and well planned and thought out. That ending was perfect...A page turner without peer and I, for one, cannot wait for book two. Well done Ms. Armstrong, you have a new fan in this fellow Canadian.

With many thanks to NetGalley, Kelley Armstrong and St. Martin's Press, Minotaur Books for the giving of the ARC.



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