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Publisher's Summary

"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 Scotland—in an unfamiliar body—with 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. She’s drawn to an alley, where she is attacked and loses consciousness.

May 20, 1869: Housemaid Catriona Thomson 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.

Outlander meets The Alienist in Kelley Armstrong's A Rip Through Time, the first audiobook in this utterly compelling series, mixing romance, mystery, and fantasy with thrilling results.

A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books.

©2022 Kelley Armstrong (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

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6/5 highly recommend

I absolutely loved this novel. Armstrong really showcases her skills by taking charge of this frequently used idea and really making it unique. I will be recommending it to friends, and add to my reread list.

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Loved it!

Being a Canadian, I loved the canadian references. Too many stories revolve around the USA. As for the story, it was well written and the narration was wonderfully done. Can’t wait for the next one.

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great story

This book had such a fun concept! I loved it! the characters were great, the story, the narrator, all of it made it such a good listen. I'm a lover of time travel and mysteries, so this book was a perfect mix!

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So good!!

I came across this while listening to another book by the author. It brings a unique view on mystery and time travel. Leaves you hungry for more! Hope to see the return of these characters!

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Thoroughly Enjoyable!

Always love her books. Easy to read with humor and twists enough to let you enjoy the ride.

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looking forward to a sequel

Impressive narration of an intriguing story. I really enjoyed the comparison and historical perspective of Victorian criminology and daily life with current day practices.

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Suspenseful and interesting story

I enjoyed the story, the characters and the performance. I couldn't stop listening. The mystery is complex and the characters well-formed.

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A Complicated Story

First person narration isn't easy but Kelley Armstrong shines and everything is explained. I don't know where the sequel will take us but I want to be there.

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Fantastic start to a new series

The story was engaging, I really liked the characters, and the narrator was great. I’m very excited to have a new series from one of my favourite authors.

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Excellent! Wonderful ! Can’t wait for the next one!!

I absolutely loved this book! I loved the characters and the story. It made me imagine how it might be to actually travel back in time, what an adventure!

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  • Daniel Lewis
  • 2022-06-01

Time Travel Mystery well worth a credit!

I went into this book with the wrong idea of what it was and I am glad because what it turned out to be was so much better. I want to thank #NetGalley the publisher Macmillan Audio and author Kelley Armstrong for allowing me an advanced reader copy of this audio-book in exchange for an honest review. I thought this would be a time travel romance book where the would be a predictable love triangle and lots of swooning etc.. Its not that at all. The lead is a 30 year old homicide detective who ends up falling through a rift in time, this is not explained there is no science here trying to explain the time travel which is fine. It is called a rip through time after all so I did not expect her to have invented a time machine. What it actually is turns out to be a pretty good murder mystery mixed with some time travel and in a setting with a group of rich well developed characters. The story moves well and really kept me interested from opening to close. The last hour or so really surprised me not because of some did not see it coming twist but because of how well thought out the end of the book was from the writer. It definitely leaves the world open for a sequel which is good because I loved this book and want to read the next one as soon as possible. I never felt at any time in the story that events were forced, like this only happened because she needed it to happen to move the story along, I have been so frustrated with so many books where they do something completely out of character of the protagonist just to move the story along and this avoids that trap completely. The narration was also absolutely top notch. Kate Handford did such a good job that I now plan on finding other books narrated by her as I have found that to be an effective way of finding new authors by just searching other stories narrated by the best narrators. It looks like she has a decent selection of books that she has already narrated in the past and I am looking forward to listening to more from her. I will also be reading more from Kelley Armstrong! #timetravel #kelleyarmstrong #mystery

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  • 2022-06-09

love it!

please tell me that there will be more books! I love this story and can't wait to hear more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-06-03

I've been excited for this book forever

I've been excited for this book forever and it didn't disappoint! Kelley Armstrong made another home run

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  • Kim M.
  • 2022-06-24

love this author!

interesting mystery with a twist. i would highly recommend to other readers as well as anything else by Kelley.

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  • Helen
  • 2022-06-23

A surprise

It was a little slow in the beginning, but then it really took off. I enjoyed the characters and the story. It had twist and turns And I enjoyed listening to this immensely

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  • Avid Reader
  • 2022-06-22

Great story

I thoroughly enjoy ALL of Kelley Armstrong’s novels. This one is no different. A very rich and drawing story, and leaves you wanting more at the end. I can’t wait for the next one.

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  • Julie Pruett
  • 2022-06-21

Fantastic

I struggled to stop listening even though the real world was in need me. Loved every minute of it.

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  • Malin
  • 2022-06-20

It wasn't what I expected - it was better!

I have read several of Kelley Armstrong's books, and among them her two prior time traveling stand alones. I liked them a lot and expected A Rip Through Time to be time traveling romances like the others. However, it is clear they were just the warm-ups to the main event - tjis series.

I love that the main storyline is a murder mystery and not a romance. It's exciting to follow the main character's struggle to navigate victorian Scotland while trying to solve the mystery. All the characters are well written with a lot of attention to detail. You want to get to know them better.

As someone who has been to Edinburgh but am not overly familiar with the city I think the author did a great job with capturing the atmosphere. I could imagine all the different locations described which for me enriched the experience.

One thing I both love and hate is that the book ends with somewhat of a cliffhanger. I hate that I don't get the full story right now as I'm craving to know how it ends. But I love that this means there are more books to come. I guess patience is a virtue.

Lastly, the narrator does a great job! I'm sure actual Scottish people will cringe a bit at the Scottish accent. However, I find the real deal a bit hard to understand at times and I appreciate the ambience that comes from the accent while fully understanding what the narrator says.

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  • i.portilla
  • 2022-06-20

Next book please.

The book was overall amazing. Love how the narrator switches her accent between internal thoughts and her verbal words. They’re some funny moments too.
I want to know what’s next.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2022-06-19

Loved it!!!!

I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book. I like most of Ms Armstrong’s titles but this one sneaked up on me and I was unsure of the new content. I absolutely love this new series and can’t wait for the next one.