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A Rip Through Time: A Novel (Hardcover)
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.
"A great read." —Charlaine Harris
MAY 20, 2019: Homicide detective Mallory Atkinson 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 strangled and left for dead . . . exactly one hundred and fifty years before Mallory is 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 her new 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.
In A Rip Through Time, New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong introduces a brand-new series mixing mystery, romance, and fantasy with thrilling results.
About the Author
Kelley Armstrong graduated with a degree in psychology and then studied computer programming. Now she is a full-time writer and parent, and she lives with her husband and three children in rural Ontario, Canada. She is the author of the Rockton mystery series featuring Detective Casey Duncan, which begins with City of the Lost, and the novel Wherever She Goes. She is the editor of the young adult anthology Life Is Short and Then You Die.
Advance Praise for A Rip Through Time
“A rip-roaring great read. . . The best time travel tale I’ve read in a long time.” — The Providence Journal
“Armstrong builds an intense, intricately plotted mystery in this series debut.” —Library Journal (starred and boxed review)
“[A] clever time-traveling thriller.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Readers will eagerly anticipate future installments.” —Publishers Weekly
“A promising start to a new series.” —Booklist
"When police officer Mallory wakes up wearing a corset, she knows something's gone seriously sideways. Trapped in the body of a Victorian housemaid, Mallory must struggle to keep her secret and find a way home. Watching Mallory--and the talented Kelley Armstrong--juggle all these balls at one time is a great read." —Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Violently original, Kelley Armstrong's A Rip Through Time walks two very different time periods. Mallory handles solving a murder and being a woman in 19th century Scotland with grace and deftness. With compelling characters and plot, A Rip Through Time is one to look out for." —Nekesia Afia, author of Dead Dead Girls
"A fascinating time-slip mystery. Armstrong kept me guessing all the way to the end." —Darcie Wilde, national bestselling author of the Rosalind Thorne mysteries