When a young woman who has been missing for months, turns up battered and bloodied, lying next to a headless corpse, the police are convinced that she is the killer – but why? The only clue is the murder weapon, an ancient sword dating from the 6th century, that has police and historians baffled. Refusing to talk, Emily is sent to a psychiatric
hospital for her own safety.
Dr Marian Griffiths is determined to get ahead in her career, and sees Emily as a way of doing that. Using hypnotherapy, she finally has a breakthrough and Emily begins to talk; but the story that unfolds couldn’t possibly be true – could it?
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite Between Worlds by P.J. Roscoe is a spine-tingling mystery novel about a woman who time slips into sixth century England. After missing for months, Emily is discovered at a grisly murder scene. She is wearing garments from another era and holding a sword that dates back to the sixth century. When she is found, Emily is lying in a pool of blood next to a headless man's body, sobbing uncontrollably and screaming incoherently. Due to the trauma and the paranormal circumstances, Emily has selectively lost the use of her voice and her memory. Because she is the only suspect in the murder investigation, she is placed in a psychiatric hospital. The doctor's objective is to get Emily to speak and admit to killing the victim. However, what Emily knows and has experienced isn't believable. Emily is already in a psych ward, so how will she ever get out if she tells the truth? Traveling back to the era of Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is an enthralling venture into the thrilling historical novel, Between Worlds, by P.J. Roscoe. It is a gripping story that alternates between two different centuries. The contrast between the two different worlds is fascinating and skillfully done. The author takes the reader between the past and the present with ease, melding together a story of drama and passion. The captivating imagery of the settings enhances the plot and storyline, leading to an unexpected and twisted conclusion. This book is a brilliantly written, fast-paced, action packed novel. Its engaging characters bring the brutal and violent living environment of old London to life while touching on some of the horrific and unfair forms of modern day justice. I would recommend this book for more mature readers as it contains sexual situations and violence.