Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister
It’s every parent’s nightmare.
Your happy, funny, innocent son commits a terrible crime: murdering a complete stranger.
You don’t know who.
You don’t know why.
You only know your teenage boy is in custody – and his future lost.
Somewhere in the past lie the answers, and you don’t have a choice but to find them . . .
Well that was different!
The book starts with the crime taking place, then instead of going forwards, through the inevitable police investigation / trial, the book instead goes backwards as mum Jen relives the days, months and years leading up to that fateful day to see just what went wrong.
Such an original idea for a thriller and it worked so well. It was fascinating to go back with Jen and unpick seemingly ‘normal’ moments that at the time she ignored but once she got given the chance to relive it, noticed clues that pointed to why her son did what he did.
There were plenty of twists, which I did guess early on but it didn’t ruin the story for me. It constantly keeps you guessing from each chapter and I really enjoyed how it all wrapped up at the end, along with the epilogue!