A Twist in Time (Kendra Donovan Series #2)

A Twist in Time (Kendra Donovan Series #2)

by Julie McElwain

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When Kendra Donovan’s plan to return to the 21st century fails, leaving her stranded in 1815, the Duke of Aldridge believes he knows the reason—she must save his nephew, who has been accused of brutally murdering his ex-mistress.

Former FBI agent Kendra Donovan’s attempts to return to the twenty-first century have failed, leaving her stuck at Aldridge Castle in 1815. And her problems have just begun: in London, the Duke of Aldridge’s nephew Alec—Kendra’s confidante and lover—has come under suspicion for murdering his former mistress, Lady Dover, who was found viciously stabbed with a stiletto, her face carved up in a bizarre and brutal way.

Lady Dover had plenty of secrets, and her past wasn’t quite what she’d made it out to be. Nor is it entirely in the past—which becomes frighteningly clear when a crime lord emerges from London’s seamy underbelly to threaten Alec. Joining forces with Bow Street Runner Sam Kelly, Kendra must navigate the treacherous nineteenth century while she picks through the strands of Lady Dover’s life.

As the noose tightens around Alec’s neck, Kendra will do anything to save him, including following every twist and turn through London’s glittering ballrooms, where deception is the norm—and any attempt to uncover the truth will get someone killed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681773971
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Series: Kendra Donovan Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 59,917
File size: 864 KB

About the Author

Julie McElwain has freelanced for numerous publications from professional photography magazines to those following the fashion industry. Currently, Julie is West Coast Editor for Soaps in Depth, a national soap opera magazine covering the No. 1 daytime drama, The Young and the Restless. Her other Kendra Donovan mysteries—A Murder in Time, A Twist in Time, Caught in Time, and Betrayal in Time—are also available from Pegasus Crime. Julie lives in Long Beach, CA.

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A Twist in Time 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for book # 3 in this series !!!! Murder mysteries with a time--travel twist. Couldn't put either one down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
A Twist in Time has our FBI Investigator turned time traveler on the hunt after another murderer. This time she travels to London because the Duke of Aldridge’s nephew, Alec is a suspect in the murder of his ex-mistress Lady Dover. Kendra, the Duke, Bow Street Runner Sam Kelly and her lover, Alec have two weeks until the House of Lords decides to try Alec. More importantly, his reputation is on the line and in 1815, reputations are more deadly than the stiletto used in this murder. This series is so much fun because we are watching a prodigy investigator use her mental skills to catch a killer instead of technology. Socially inept at best, Kendra has to (somewhat) play by society’s rules. Her roll as the ward of the Duke of Aldridge will only get her so far. Her best means of finding out the facts seem to be pissing people off enough to make mistakes. The fact that Alec and she are new lovers adds a little personal tension that makes the scintillating details of his past affair, well, fun! The Kendra Donovan series has quickly become one of my favorites. I do love a great historical mystery and a time travel mystery scores this author some bonus points in my eyes! If you haven’t tried out the first novel, A Murder in Time, and you enjoy this genre, please give it a try. You won’t regret the time spent, I promise! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the first book I was glued till the end! Then, I was deflated when there was no hint of continuing the series at the end of the book. I went online pleading for next installment... queried for several months only to learn the next book won't be released till mid year. I'm hooked so, I've submitted a preorder request. Looking forward to "Caught In Time." A big fan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is there not to love about it. I felt in love with the series because of the strong female lead who would play Angelina Jolie in the big screen. It has everything you could ask for: like comedy, suspense, historical facts, and murder (horror). Trust me when you read the first few chapters you won't stop till your half way through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read. I hope there will be a 3rd book.
Sam1219 More than 1 year ago
I am voluntarily submitting my honest review after receiving an ARC of this ebook from NetGalley, A Twist in Time is the second Kendra Donovan mystery and picks up where she is left at Aldridge Castle in 1815 after her failed attempt to return to 21st century America. Her confidante and former lover, Alec, has been accused of the vicious murder of Lady Dover, his former paramour. In this novel, Kendra uses her skills as an FBI investigator to try to clear Alec's name, but she finds her efforts somewhat stymied by society's restrictions of members of her class and sex. The plot progressed rather slowly in the middle of the book, but the premise is a good one and full of surprises. The characters are well-developed and generally likable. I haven't read the first book in the series (though I plan to go back and read it now), and while I think I would have enjoyed the book more if I had read it, I was able to follow the plot easily enough without it. That said, I think reading the first book would shed more light on the relationship dynamics between Kendra and Alec. Overall, I enjoyed the book and plan to read the next installment in the series.
Ratgirl24 More than 1 year ago
Kendra Donovan is smack dab in the middle of a massive dilemma. Should she continue to try to return home to 2015 or remain in 1815. Both choices have benefits and disadvantages. In 2015, she is a member of the FBI and is quite the accomplished, independent woman. Oh, and of course in 2015 she can vote and interview witnesses and/or suspects without a man or chaperone present! Should she remain in 1815, she is romantically involved with the handsome, wealthy Marquis of Sutcliffe, Alec. However, she is considered quite the oddity due to her peculiar behavior. And she must adhere to all the rules of the Ton. I do love a good time travel romance and “A Twist in Time (Kendra Donovan #2)” by Julie McElwain is just that! Lady Dover has been savagely murdered and Alec finds himself the primary suspect. It is up to Kendra to clear his name. I enjoyed the details of London life in 1815. However, they were not so thorough as to bore the reader. Excellent mystery with lots of twists. Occassionally, it was a bit hard to keep up with the titles… lots of Dukes, Marquis, Countesses, etc., but not so much that I did not enjoy the book. I have not read the first novel in the series, “A Murder in Time” but plan to soon! This novel stands on its own and not having read the first did not seem to hinder my enjoyment of the second. A few tidbits of info were interspersed throughout so that did not happen. Release/Publication Date: May 2, 2017 Genre: Thriller, suspense, crime, murder, romance, mystery, time travel Cover: Perfect. Source: I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review. Thank you for the opportunity to read this great book! Rating: 4 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well done, glad to see Kendra soften a little...look forward to book 3?
nhr3bookcrazyNR More than 1 year ago
LOVED this second book in the series. I totally loved the first book and couldn't wait for the second book. My only complaint? Now I have to WAIT for a third. I highly recommend these books to anyone who wants a great, fast, exciting read.
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etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
kendra donovan warped into a regency house party from a 2015 movie set in a murder in time. in a twist in time, she's still stuck in regency england without a clue on how to get back home. she's also got another murder to solve and more people to outrage given her modern outlook on pretty much everything. unlike a murder in time, this novel takes place exclusively in regency england. kendra still struggles with the differences between the modern era and this particular time period, especially given the strictures on women. though the truth is, in some ways things haven't changed. societal problems may take on a different cast, but poverty, misogyny, greed, murder all still look the same no matter the moment in history. while kendra is still adapting to this world and she is still unclear on how she is going to get back to the present day, her focus in this novel is more exclusively on solving the murder. she is particularly invested in it, because the marquis of sutcliffe, alec, is implicated in the crime. she knows he didn't commit it. but she also does not trust the investigative methods of the day. her dogged determination to solve the crime puts her and people she's come to care about in danger. and she's not sure how to handle this caring about others thing because she was always a lone wolf in her old life and these feelings can be such a distraction. and the worst of it is, what is she going to do if, when she finally makes it back to her own time and all these people who she's come to care about are long dead. what is she supposed to do about that? how is it going to feel? will she never be truly happy in either timeline? i was surprised that we got no glimpse of 2015 in this novel. the end of the past novel seemed to indicate an open thread that would continue throughout the series. though i love how kendra has made a life for herself in regency england. even as she tries to get back home, she's made a place for herself, more of a place than she ever had. and this will i think continue to be her struggle. because now that she's invested so much of herself in this past, will she ever really be able to leave it behind? i'm so interested to see what the future holds for kendra donovan, both in the regency and modern periods. i love this character so much. i think one fair criticism of a lot of modern regency romance is that the heroes and heroines have modern sensibilities rather than attitudes consistent with the historical period. and while it's true that the people closest to kendra are the most open-minded and accepting, the fact that she is this modern person confronting some pretty antiquated ideas head on makes for an interesting conflict. in one of the more fraught emotional beats between kendra and alec they argue about his need to protect her. and on the one hand his need to protect her stems from the social mores he was brought up to uphold, but on the other hand, he knows she can take care of herself. he wants to protect her because he loves her. but that kind of love is hard for kendra to accept. and so they find themselves at an impasse. one that remains at a standstill by the end of the novel. **a twist in time will publish on april 11, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/pegasus books in exchange for my honest review.