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 . . .
This story is absolutely mind blowing, i have no idea how the author kept up with the time. It’s most definitely the best book i have read by Gillian McAllister.
It starts in the present day the 30th of October, the clocks are due to go back. Jen has just carved a pumpkin and is sat waiting for her son to return home. He has a curfew to be in by 1.00 am but obviously with the clocks going back it’s almost 2.00 am. As she watches from the window at the bottom of the stairs, she sees Todd, breathing a sigh of relief he is home. But then he turns someone is behind him, jen feels something is wrong she calls her husband Kelly and she rushes outside, in Jen’s eyes she sees the stranger pull out a knife. The next thing someone is bleeding on the floor. It’s not Todd, Todd has the knife which he drops, Kelly is there with there son. Its not long before the police arrive. Todd arrested refusing a solicitor. Jen and Kelly go home with the plan of seeing Todd the following morning and having a solicitor. But when the next day arrives it is the day before, the crime hasn’t happened. Its like Groundhog day. Jen is the only one who has this feeling. Can she stop what she had seen the night before from happening?
As the story unfolds it gradually goes back in time as everything Jen knew of her life, is changed. It goes all the way back go when she first met her husband by the end. Will they still become a couple? Will they still marry and have Todd? Or is everything changed, because nothing Kelly has told her is true. But what can Jen change that would alter the future?
Wow, i have no idea how the author wrote this. Did she start with the end and work that way or with the beginning and work backwards. Whatever, or however everything falls into place so cleverly. With no strands not covered.
The characters are all believe able, relatable, every mother wants to protect their child (or the majority) and will do anything for them. This is an absolute genius if a plot.
I can’t wait to see what comes next from the author i think she has now become one of those writers i will just buy without even reading the synopsis.
I would like to thank @randomhouse for a gifted proof of this book, i cant believe its taken me so long to get to it. In the future this author may jump the queue.
A great ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read. If you haven’t read this grab a copy now.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gillian McAllister has been writing for as long as she can remember. She graduated with an English degree before working as a lawyer. She lives in Birmingham, where she now writes full-time.
She is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Everything But the Truth, Anything You Do Say, No Further Questions, The Evidence Against You, How To Disappear and the Richard & Judy Book Club pick That Night.
She is also the creator and co-host of the popular Honest Authors podcast.