A Twist in Time: A Novel
When FBI agent Kendra Donovan found herself back in time to London, 1815, she thought aiding in solving a series of murders would somehow help her return to the present, but nothing works, and she’s still stuck at Aldridge Castle. This is the beginning of her problems as news of Lady Dover’s murder spreads through London, with all eyes on the Duke of Aldridge’s nephew, Alec. Kendra believes he’s innocent, despite his past relationship with Lady Dover. Kendra must work with Bow Street Runner Sam Kelly on the investigation to find answers before Alec is hung for the murder.
A lot of humor is derived from Kendra’s snark and from her obviously being from the 21st century, but McElwain makes it work with a lot of charm. It’s nice to see Kendra learn that despite women’s status being through their husbands, they’re opinionated, strong-willed, and brazen. McElwain gives an honest and gritty portrayal of old London, along with the gossip and scandal of the upper class. A Twist in Time is an old-fashioned murder mystery with a modern twinge, a strong and stubborn heroine, delightful characters, and twists that kept me intrigued until the thrilling reveal at the end.