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Publisher's Summary

A time traveler’s work is never done.

Likable antiques dealer Joseph Bridgeman is back in the present and dreaming of a quiet life. But when a mysterious and enigmatic time traveler arrives in his shop, Joe learns that his first trip was just the beginning and this time, the rules of the game have changed.

Blackmailed into accepting a new mission, Joe is flung back to 1960s London where he comes face-to-face with a ruthless gangster and witnesses the brutal murder of an innocent woman. Joe knows better than most that death can be reversed and the final chapter is sometimes where the story actually begins. Emotionally involved, he has no choice but to act, and quickly. With the help of Vinny, his vinyl-loving sidekick, Joe once again sets out to change the course of history. Sounds simple enough...but when it comes to time travel, nothing is ever as it seems. Who is the old time traveler working for? And who decides what can and can’t be changed? 

In a thrilling twist, Joe discovers that the victim is critically important to the future, and what starts out as a straightforward mission soon becomes a race to unravel a mystery - one that threatens the very timeline he fought so hard to protect. Joe must dig deeper than ever, master his newfound skills, and save the woman before the past catches up with him for good.

Turns out time doesn’t heal after all. It just adds salt.

©2021 Nick Jones (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Didn't want it to end!

I anxiously awaited the release of this book and then when i saw it was in the "included" it absolutely made my day! I loved the first book and as soon as it was over I was researching the author and disappointed that book 2 was coming in a few months. I usually only start a series when it's a few books in.
The story is different than other sci fi time travel books it has heart and feelings. The book kept my attention from the start, it wasn't predictable. i highly recommend.
Also -- Ray Porter is one of my favorite narrators, so good. I've exposed myself to many books because I enjoy his narration for fiction books.. you'll love him!!

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Even better than the first book!

I was surprised and pleased that this book was even better than the first book in the series. The author did a wonderful job in continuing to develop Joe and Vinny's characters. I look forward to the next book in the series!

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Naive short sighted traveler blackmailed

Story depends on main male character naïveté and lack of foresight to generate a story bridge based on lack of past comprehension and reasoning.

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Kept me listening

I can’t put my finger on it but somehow it really worked to keep me interested. The narrators accent kept slipping and there’s no explanation as to why he tried to do an American in the first place. The story had holes and the main character was frustratingly simple. The supporting characters were one dimensional and at times just basic cliches. Put all that together and you should have a terrible book. However, it was actually far from terrible! I have to recommend giving this a listen but I just can’t explain why.

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Really bad

I understand why this book is free on Audible.

There are so many plot holes in this book. Things happen with no real explanation.

Ray Porter’s narration which is usually excellent suffers with this novel as the plot is so disconnected.

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Satisfying sequel

Intrigue, mystery, suspense... all are found in this continuance of book one. Love this narrator. Love this story's characters and plot. Love the time theories.

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Great Narrator!!!

A great story needs to be told by a great narrator. I was suffering from the Nick Pirog books withdrawal symptoms ( completed 3am series and Thomas Prescott series and The speed of souls). And when I saw the books Nick Pirog recommended, immediately I added “And Then She Vanished” and The Shadows of London, great books and Ray Porter’s different tones of voices allows me to visualise how WPbrown, Vinny etc looks like. I am going to find more of Ray Porter’s works :)

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The best series

I loved this book and book 1 in this series. I can't wait for the next book to come out. This is hands down my favorite book I've listened to over the past year ! Mystery, suspense, family, humor, it has it all abd its not scary at all

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Very enjoyable

Very enjoyable and thought provoking Syfi mystery adventure story. I throughly enjoyed this book. I will try to find the first book in the series.

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What Fun!

NO SPOILERS! This series is a delightful surprise and available with no credits as part of the audible plus catalog.

The characters and storyline are engrossing. I recommend to anyone that enjoys adventure and sci fi or fantasy.

I can’t wait for the third book coming this winter, 2022!

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  • Eman Nep
  • 08-23-21

Enjoyable story, annoying delivery

Enjoyable story and concept, but I find this series frustrating at times. The narrator is clearly a good voice actor, but just not sure why there’s an American narrating a very English character and the many terrible takes on regional accents. Sadly none of the female characters in this series have any depth, which is really tedious, all fitting neatly into innocent/temptress/mother/wife etc, and certainly no interaction between each other. Saying that, I made it to the end and I’ll probably listen to more in the series and it’s an easy listen and a fun concept.

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  • Xuxanadu
  • 08-09-21

A great sequel

A good build on the first book. This story brings new time travel adventures into the characters lives. It was less profound than the first book and I liked that because the first one was a bit too dark for me.

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  • Jeffrey A Bristow
  • 10-01-21

Thank you 🙂

Simple, I want more… A trouble shared is a troubled doubled, if not for the plus catalogue I may have missed these gems.

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  • Katie walker
  • 09-27-21

awesome

2nd book in the series and so invested in the characters! can't wait for the 3rd!!!

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  • Jewel
  • 09-17-21

Gripping and intense as the story develops

Having just finished the first book which I thoroughly enjoyed I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to move straight on to this second book. Glad I did. Even better than the first. More gripping and intense. Very well read. Love the character Vinnie.

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  • Darren Fitz-Gerald
  • 09-10-21

Mostly drawn out epilogue from 1st installment

Ray porter, excellent as usual.
book itself is just follow on from first book. Protagonist adjusting to his new world, but it drags for at least half the book. This should have been summarised at the end of the first.
The actual story of this is really a setup for future books and is pretty uninteresting. The author changes all the rules of his previous book and it doesnt make the time travel elements better and this story does nothing interesting with time travel at all.... Sad to say the 3rd book will be a miss for me, despite Ray porters presence.

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  • Ms S. J. Casey
  • 09-04-21

Stay on target...

The story starts only hours after book 1 ends, but rather than relying on the reader having read that book the author has chosen to allow anyone to jump into book two if they want to. That meant a little bit of having to put up with some reminiscent paragraphs but it was fine.

There were a lot of new elements and plot threads which had to be set up for book 2 and 3 I guess, and it's well worth sticking with it, the characters are engaging and the story draws you along, I'm looking forward to finding out how far the rabbit hole goes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-02-21

2nd book is outstanding

Absolutely hooked from beginning to end. A very different twist on time travel adventures and the characters are brilliantly enthralling.
Can't wait for the next in the series!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-17-21

Brilliant adventure

Love this series so far, really hooked, Porter has way of taking off on a journey while he fills in the blanks! Great book and excellent narrator

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  • AdrianP
  • 07-13-21

Wonderful

The combination of author and narrator is excellent. Next book really can’t come soon enough!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-04-21

Time travel

Loving this series, looking forward to the next book.
Very easy listen and Ray Porter is fantastic as the narrator