Murder in Time

Murder in Time

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Beautiful and brilliant, Kendra Donovan is a rising star at the FBI. Yet her path to professional success hits a speed bump during a disastrous raid where half her team is murdered, a mole in the FBI is uncovered and she herself is severely wounded. As soon as she recovers, she goes rogue and travels to England to assassinate the man responsible for the deaths of her teammates. While fleeing from an unexpected assassin herself, Kendra escapes into a stairwell that promises sanctuary but when she stumbles out again, she is in the same place - Aldrich Castle - but in a different time: 1815, to be exact. Mistaken for a lady's maid hired to help with weekend guests, Kendra is forced to quickly adapt to the time period until she can figure out how she got there; and, more importantly, how to get back home. However, after the body of a young girl is found on the extensive grounds of the county estate, she starts to feel there's some purpose to her bizarre circumstances. Stripped of her twenty-first century tools, Kendra must use her wits alone in order to unmask a cunning madman. ̃Book jacket.
ISBN: 9781605989747
Characteristics: 498 pages ;,24 cm

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JCLStefanieE Jun 12, 2019

An enchanting time travel mystery romance set in 19th Century England in which a 21st Century female FBI agent attempts to find a heinous serial killer without modern science at her fingertips. 1st title in Kendra Donovan series.

I initially was put off by the first chapter of this book - but, push on, my friend, and you won't be disappointed! Kendra Donovan is an independent, intelligent, and disciplined FBI agent when she travels through a time warp to land herself in 1815. I'm sure some people could find fault with plot authenticity and historical accuracy, but forget all that. This is a fun, clever, mystery novel that I found refreshingly different from the usual mysteries I read. Recommend!

ReadingAdviser_leni May 20, 2019

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this story! I find that time travel hurts my brain, so I appreciated that the author made sure our heroine had the same difficulty.
An FBI profiler time travels to the 19th century and she had to try to adapt to the time period. This does not go well at all. She is more independent, strong-willed, and too knowledgeable for the time period. She uses her skills as a profiler to find a murderer that is terrorizing the party happening at the house she is at. But at the same time trying to stay under the radar (sort of).
A tiny hint of romance, that hopefully will be expounded on as the series progresses.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Jan 13, 2019

While the writing is uneven, I enjoyed the premise of this time travel mystery. I’ll be reading book 2 for sure.

JessicaGma Feb 20, 2018

Very cool premise, but as other commenters have stated, the execution was a little iffy. Like cool ideas about time travel, but I feel that the menfolk would have sent a lady claiming to be from the future to an asylum. As long as you're on board about suspending your disbelief about many plot points, it's a fun read.

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darladoodles
Dec 16, 2017

What I loved about this book was the combining of genres -- Sci-fi, thriller, mystery and a bit of romance. It was like Quantum Leap meets Alias. With a strong female character who time travels back from present time to the early 19th century and a murder to solve, it was a fun ride. There are flaws that are addressed in some of the other reviews, but once I started reading I was hooked so I give hit an extra star for the unputdownable factor. Looking forward to discussing it with our book group.

smacg_library Apr 18, 2017

This book had an intriguing premise (FBI agent in the present day accidentally travels back to the 1800s and ends up on the hunt for a serial killer) and some entertaining moments, but the execution left something to be desired. My main reservation was the improbability of a group of 19th century aristocrats reacting to the main character's presence and behaviour in the way that they did (ex. letting a kitchen maid of dubious origin spearhead a murder investigation).

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hvalmeo
Apr 02, 2017

Very fun read. This book got me on its combo of detective mystery, time travel, romance, witty dialogue, multi-dimensional characters, and well written plot. I have been stressed from work lately, so reading a book that can get me to pay attention, laugh, and empathize with the characters was a life saver. Highly recommend.

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Chickwheat
Dec 28, 2016

I enjoyed it & will read the author's next book, too.

minerva Dec 23, 2016

This is an ok time travel novel - I agree with the commenter who declared it a beach read. I found the heroine somewhat ingenuous, even though she's supposed to be very smart. The historical details were not done very well, the writing was pedestrian, and there seemed to be a certain depth lacking in a book this long. Devoted fans of Regency might want to skip.

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