by C. A. HOCKING
Dan Campbell is a troubled man. Thirty years earlier, on his 11th birthday, he’d witnessed his father’s murder, but something is wrong with the memory of that terrible day. Something he can’t quite see, something just out of focus.
When he goes back to his childhood home to confront his memories and find answers to the mystery of his father’s death, he is swept back in time to the day of the murder and what he discovers there will turn his world upside down, for no one and nothing is as he remembers.
Available in Kindle and Paperback, including the links below:
- A PLACE IN TIME Amazon US
- A PLACE IN TIME Amazon UK
- A PLACE IN TIME Amazon Canada
- A PLACE IN TIME Amazon Australia/New Zealand
- A PLACE IN TIME Amazon India
Reviews on Amazon and/or Comments in the Reply Box below are very welcome.
January 26, 2012 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Lots of novels have been written about time travel, but this one, in my opinion was outstanding. Well written and sympathetically portrayed characters make this story believeable. I am glad they set it partially in Australia as I am an Aussie. The setting after the big drought with everything falling into disrepair is authentic. It was also entertaining(I read it overnight, it’s not a long book) in spite of the subject matter – the murder of the father – and this character is totally believable. Domestic abuse in Australia is as prevalent as anywhere.
A great read, and I am going to buy this author’s next book as well.
June 23, 2013 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
May 7, 2013 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
September 9, 2012 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Every year on his birthday Dan Campbell’s secret creates a chasm between himself and his wife, Trish, and the domestic bliss he has created for himself in England. All Trish knows is that on his eleventh birthday, Dan witnessed the murder or his father and the killer was never caught. She senses Dan knows a lot more about what happened that day but neither Dan nor his mother Connie, who was also witness to the shooting, will talk about it. Frustrated at being stonewalled and treated like an outsider for the past eighteen years, the feisty Trish demands that Dan confront his demons. She sends him and his mother packing to return to the scene of the murder: the family farm in Australia.
And so the mystery begins, for Dan and his mother and for the reader. Back in Australia, Dan recalls, scene by scene, the day of his eleventh birthday and the events leading up to the killing of his father. The story creates a web of intrigue that lures Dan toward the truth and keeps the reader turning pages.
When the final piece of the jigsaw falls into place to reveal the depth of Dan’s secret, the reader is seized by astonished fascination. It’s as if we have opened the door to a room anticipating a surprise to be waiting there for us and having some expectation about what the surprise might be but then we are confronted by something so far from what we were anticipating that we stand at the open door, mouth gaping, frozen to the spot.
I love a good mystery and I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It is well written and original. The author deserves the honour of being shortlisted for the Australian 2007 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards and the 5 stars I am giving ‘A Place in Time’.
September 19, 2014 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It keep pulling you along. As a time travel plot I kept looking for the mechanism but found it was not really missing. Nice clean story. Finished it in a day.
I first read this in 2014 and just again in September 2018. Worthy of a repeat.