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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain



This book brought together excellent elements - historical fiction, mystery and murder and so very surprisingly nice time travel! totally unexpected, fabulously interwoven into a tale of murder. Very cleverly done.

Kendra works at Quantico in present times. Through a phase of the moon and being in a specific spot at a specific time, she is inadvertently thrown back in time to 1815 to the Duke of Aldridge's castle. Fortunately for her the Duke himself was a man of science and though skeptical, and unbelieving he was willing to listen to Kendra and to what had transpired. He couldn't quite figure things out but he was at least a willing listener! In 1815 most people would have had Kendra burnt at the stake for being a witch if they knew what had happened.

Thrown headlong into a murder investigation (her second) the Duke's own nephew is the prime suspect in the murder of a lady. To clear his name and to help the Duke, Kendra is seconded for service. She has to play a low key in the investigation as women are expected not to even glimpse a dead body, let alone a gruesomely murdered one like the current investigation.
Without modern forensic methods Kendra has to depend on common sense and a series of deductions to catch the murderer.

The bit of romance thrown in adds to the spin of the story and all together it is a very interesting book. I liked all the characters each very different to each other and all trying to get to grips with the very modern woman in their midst!

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review,  courtesy of Pegasus Books.


2 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Loved your thoughts on this one. Your first paragraph has me intrigued. Off to check it out on Goodreads!

Martha Eskuchen said...

This is a series I am interested in...hoping to get the first book on Audible soon.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.