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A Rip Through Time
A Rip Through Time: A Novel | Kelley Armstrong
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"A great read." Charlaine Harris In this series debut from New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong, a modern-day homicide detective finds herself in Victorian Scotlandin an unfamiliar bodywith a killer on the loose. 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. Shes 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 shed 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. Outlander meets The Alienist in Kelley Armstrong's A Rip Through Time, the first book in this utterly compelling series, mixing romance, mystery, and fantasy with thrilling results.
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zenwldflwr
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Can't even find the words to say how amazing this book is!! I now have to wait for the next book to come out.... one of those times I wish I'd found the series after it was finished as it is so good you just want to keep reading more.

TheKidUpstairs I'm excited for this one. I absolutely love Armstrong's Rockton series. 5d
zenwldflwr @TheKidUpstairs she is one of my favorites, can't wait for another one! 5d
CrowCAH I‘m reading the first book currently! 5d
Mpcacher I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it and will be watching for the next one in the series. 4d
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limada
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Excited about this new series from Kelley Armstrong. I love her writing and I've yet to be disappointed by anything she's written and this one is no exception. I'll be waiting to find out what happens to Mallory next. #38-2022

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margoge@hotmail.com
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This was a very enjoyable read. The author handled the transition from modern time to 150 years ago well. Not your typical time travel novel.

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JoyBlue
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I *really* wanted to like this because the MC is a Canadian detective visiting Scotland to care for her dying gran. But, I did not dig the going back 150 years to 1869 to be a chambermaid, all the time fumbling to fit in, and so much internal dialogue—just not there for it.

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Mpcacher
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This book is very reminiscent of McElwain's “A Murder in Time“, and as I loved that series I was not surprised to really enjoy this new release by Armstrong. It has murder, time travel, mystery, a bit of humour and some interesting characters. I also loved that the main character is proudly Canadian and enjoyed the Canadian references. I look forward to more in this series. It was a fun read and I gave it 4/5 stars.

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TorieStorieS
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Armstrong‘s done it again! The start of this time traveling mystery hooks in the reader from the start! Mallory arrives in Edinburgh to be with her dying grandmother but when she hears a suspicious noise in a dark alley, she can‘t leave her Vancouver detective instincts behind. And those instincts help her survive because she comes out of that alley 150 years earlier-& in the body of a young housemaid! Entertaining & a great start to a new series!

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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This genre-defying story features a Canadian police detective named Mallory. Out jogging in Edinburgh, Scotland (while visiting her gravely ill grandma), she hears a crime down an alley. And whooops … the next thing she knows, she‘s in the body of a teenage housemaid in 1869. Same town, but different time and body! Of course there‘s a murder to solve. And how to get home. ⬇️

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BarbaraTheBibliophage As the first in the series, there‘s a LOT of internal dialogue from Mallory, which sets up her personality and back story. And honestly, I wanted this to grab me more. But I like the whole idea enough to read another book. 1mo
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Suzze
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There are so many I want to read!
The Lesbiana‘s Guide to Catholic School
The Sisters Sputnik
are a couple….and the one pictured, A Rip Through Time.

No music. Unless I‘m outside and it‘s provided by the birds.

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2mo
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robinb
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First in a new time-travel mystery series, homicide detective Mallory is attacked and nearly killed in an Edinburgh alley while jogging. At the exact same time, Catriona, a Victorian-era housemaid is attacked in the same alley in the same method. Mallory wakes up to find herself in Catriona‘s body in the 1869 home of a funeral director/medical examiner who is helping to investigate a similar case. 🔻

robinb Mallory, along with a few other characters, works to unmask her modern-day serial killer who is also inhabiting an 1869 person…but who and how do they stop him? This reminded me A LOT of a favorite time-travel series, the Kendra Donovan series (and that bothers me a bit). 🔻 (edited) 2mo
robinb It was really too far-fetched, and I prefer the Donovan series, but I‘d be willing to read the next as it was well-written and (accepting the suspension of disbelief) fairly interesting. 4/5⭐️ 2mo
julesG Catriona+Edinburgh+time travel = stacked 2mo
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robinb @julesG 😂 Would love to hear what you think! 2mo
EvieBee Wow! 2mo
robinb @EvieBee 🤣🤣 I must admit it got rather confusing at times with different people inhabiting different bodies…😳😳 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I agree that suspension of disbelief is necessary here. Definitely planning to check out the other series you mentioned also! 1mo
robinb @BarbaraTheBibliophage I really hope you do! I adore that series. Here‘s the first book. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @robinb Amazingly, I also own A Murder in Time! Just haven‘t gotten to it … now I want to blow up my reading plans, but I may still need some time … you know how it is! 🤪 1mo
robinb @BarbaraTheBibliophage oh good! Isn‘t it nice just to know that it‘s patiently waiting there for you?! 😊😊 1mo
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Bakingbookworm
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2.5 STARS - This was a letdown. Mallory was annoying and we're stuck in her head for much of the book. The mystery felt secondary and this book felt like it was only meant to set up this new series.

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suvata
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Available May 31st

I liked the premise of this book (A modern-day homicide detective finds herself in Victorian Scotland with a killer on the loose) but to compare it to Outlander is quite a stretch. It did not have the depth of character nor the sense of Scotland that Gabaldon‘s books invoke. I enjoyed the book for for what it is — a good time-travel, historical mystery but do not go into it expecting to find Jamie and Claire between the pages.

TheKidUpstairs It's one of my bookish pet peeves when marketing needs to compare a book to a blockbuster book that came before (there are so many "the next Harry Potter" and "A modern Bridget Jones" out there!). I think it generally hurts more than helps, because it can lead to disappointment in a book that would be entertaining in its own right. 2mo
suvata @TheKidUpstairs I couldn‘t agree more. 2mo
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abookishbutterfly
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While I may not have loved every aspect, I thought this was a good beginning for a series, and I imagine future books will center more around mysteries now that the setup is out of the way. There is a chance I‘ll continue to seek this one out, as I have plenty of questions I‘d love to see answered as things progress, and I‘ll be interested in seeing how Armstrong resolves the biggest issue (Mallory‘s time traveling) when it all comes to an end.

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