The 13th Hour

The 13th Hour

A Thriller

Large Print - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
A tale told in reverse finds an innocent man sitting in jail after being accused of his wife's murder and given an opportunity by a gray-haired stranger to go back in time on an hour-by-hour basis to discover what happened, an opportunity that poses a painful dilemma. (Suspense).

Baker
& Taylor

A tale told in reverse finds an innocent man sitting in jail after being accused of his wife's murder and given an opportunity by a stranger to go back in time to discover what happened, an opportunity that poses a painful dilemma.
Nick Quinn is in jail, accused of the murder of his beloved wife, Julia. The police say they found the murder weapon, with his fingerprints, in the trunk of his car. Nick is confused, grief-stricken - and completely innocent. Then a gray-haired gentleman visits Nick in the interrogation room and offers him a talisman that allows Nick to go back in time, one hour at a time, for twelve hours. Nick has the ability to save Julia, but failure would lead to a far greater catastrophe.

Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2010
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410426000
1410426009
Branch Call Number: L FICTION DOETSCH
Characteristics: 541 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Thirteenth hour

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Memawrayne
May 23, 2018

A good mystery with a rather unusual approach by the author. Going back in time to change something really does have far reaching effects beyond what any person could understand. The reader has to keep shifting to realize the time frame he is in or there can very real confusion.

howardpoole Apr 05, 2013

Maybe it was just me, but I had a hard time getting into this one. Certainly a different concept.

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AlmadenAFS
Apr 10, 2012

I opened this book three times and read approximately 100 pages. Once I open a book I read cover to cover whether I like it or not but this book just wasn't worth the effort.

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Allouze
Jan 12, 2012

A great premise that keeps the reader on edge. I couldn't stop reading and found it addictive. Can't wait to watch the movie.

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catguo
Mar 19, 2010

Very interesting premise, but I just couldn't bring myself to finish it.
Also, the author had such a pretentious way of say everything, which just really irritated me!

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FredC
Feb 01, 2010

Travelling back in time. It's as old as the start of human story telling. Cosmologists still have scientific fun theorizing about this, and generally it is recognized that it is not possible, although not universally accepted, but alluring nonetheless. And, I am sure that it fluctuates whenever they meet and the drinks become aplenty. Unlike other backward time travelling stories, this one works in stages. The hero has a unique opportunity thrust to him by a stranger, that is beguiling and unbelievable, during a break while being roasted in an intimidating police interrogation. He can re-live the last 12 hours, from the most recent to the earliest, in one hour stages, to prevent his wife from being murdered, and framed for it. But, it comes with conditions, and as he does this, he learns his limitations while wasting that particular hour, but he gets smarter as he gets younger! He also uncovers that his actions cause other events to change in the past.
The plot is thick with intrigue, the twists are untangled in each chapter (which start at 13 and work backwards), only to be entangled again, with a new clue and a new twist, but it all fits perfectly and deftly. The events are very plausible, well-crafted, well-written, and do not be surprised if you want to read this in one sitting (without wanting to personally travel back in time to recover those hours!!).

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