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A Rip Through Time

A Novel

by (author) Kelley Armstrong

Initial publish date
May 2022
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    May 2022
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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

When librarians finally granted Kelley Armstrong an adult card, she made straight for the epic fantasy and horror shelves. She spent the rest of her childhood and teen years happily roaming fantastical and terrible worlds, and vowed that someday she'd write a story combining swords, sorcery, and the ravenous undead. That story began with the New York Times bestselling Sea of Shadows and continues with Empire of Night.

Armstrong's first works for teens were the New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising trilogies. She lives in rural Ontario with her husband, three children, and far too many pets.

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Editorial Reviews

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
A Rip Through Time is pure Kelley Armstrong, featuring fabulous, likable and diverse characters, gripping action, and a compelling mystery or two to solve.” —
“Armstrong’s varied characters, lively writing style, and complex plot tempt us to binge read… Highly recommended.” —Historical Novel Society
“I, for one, will absolutely be following the further adventures of this historical series.” —Mystery and Suspense Magazine
“Striking characters, a twisty plot, and dealing with the sexism and racism of Victorian Edinburgh make this a stand-out among time-slip tales.”—Locus Magazine
“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.” —Fresh Fiction
"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

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