Betrayal in Time (Kendra Donovan, #4) by Julie McElwain

Betrayal in Time (Kendra Donovan, #4)

February 1816: A race through the icy, twisting cobblestone streets of London ends inside an abandoned church—and a horrific discovery. Bow Street Runner Sam Kelly is called to investigate the grisly murder of Sir Giles Holbrooke, who was left naked and garroted, with his tongue cut out. Yet as perplexing as that crime is, it becomes even stranger when symbols that resemble crosses mysteriously begin to appear across the dead man’s flesh duri...

Details Betrayal in Time (Kendra Donovan, #4)

TitleBetrayal in Time (Kendra Donovan, #4)
Release DateJul 2nd, 2019
PublisherPegasus Books
GenreMystery, Historical, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Fiction, Historical Mystery, Fantasy

Reviews Betrayal in Time (Kendra Donovan, #4)

  • Lori
    Loved it! This series is so much fun to read. This is probably my favorite so far. The Who-Done-it in this storyline was very well done and had me continually changing my mind. I highly recommend this series & I can not wait for more adventures with Kendra & the crew.
  • Linda
    Early nineteenth-century class lines were crossed when FBI Agent Kendra Donovan was drawn into a murder that reached deep into the world of spies and espionage. This was the fourth story in a time travel/historical mystery series and the first one I gave five stars. Kendra was a modern-day, gutsy government investigator when she was transported back in time to Regency-era England. A Murder in Time covered her introduction into this discriminating...
  • Lorraine
    Once again Julie McElwain writes a dynamite book! Julie McElwain’s Betrayal in Time (Kendra Donovan, #4) draws the reader into the book once the reader opens the book and begins on the first page! Kendra Donovan, a ward of the Duke of Aldridge in 1816, is actually a 21st c. FBI profiler who landed in the 19th c while working a case. Kendra has a hard time with all the rules that must be followed by the 19th c.Beau Monde of which she is a member...
  • Tiffany Jones
    **FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED THIS BOOK FROM JULIIE MCELWAIN AND NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW.**In the fourth installment of the Kendra Donovan series, Kendra is called upon to investigate the murder of a postmaster, the first in a series of killings by a truly deranged murderer. A watchman chases a thief through the icy cobbleston...
  • Amanda
    Dear editors, and also authors: a crucifix has a corpus (body), and a cross does not. Yes, crucifix sounds more religious, but they’re not interchangeable. If it can be confused with a t, it’s not a crucifix.Sincerely, CatholicsKendra is driving me a little crazy with her refusal to go along with the standards of the day. Sure, investigate crime. But take your maid, instead of being a constant embarrassment to your protector.
  • Tracy
    The 4th installment in the In Time series. I enjoyed it for sure! I love the characters and the murder case kept me guessing, trying to figure out who did it. I look forward to the next one....
  • Kelsey Reitsma
    Julie, you have done it again! You have skillfully sucked me into another great murder mystery that had me guess the WHOLE TIME. The writing flowed freely and I was able to finish it in a SNAP! I really appreciate the Kendra Donovan series because of the combination of the regency era mixed with time travel and crime. I think that Betrayal in Time was the perfect edition to the series, setting the the scene with high pace action and shock right a...
  • Sophia
    With this fourth book in the series, I feel we have settled into what feels like a long-term series. I love this series overall and I enjoy getting the best of both worlds with an FBI thriller while getting old-school policing and old world setting and surrounding characters. The murder mystery, a dead body left in an abandoned church with symbols painted on, is gritty and dark with enough twists to keep me guessing. At Bow Street Runner, Sam Kel...
  • Roxanne
    It ended too soon. I have to wait a whole year for more Kendra and alec
  • Lindsey
    This may have been my favorite book of the series so far! I love seeing Kendra allow herself to continue to adapt to her new surroundings more as her story continues - I'm torn on whether or not I actually want to see her return to the present day. The mystery in 'Betrayal in Time' was an engaging one, and it kept me guessing until the end. There were a few points to the mystery that I did figure out as the story went, but if you ask me, that's g...
  • Lindsay
    The body of a man is discovered in an abandoned Catholic church in London, naked, with his tongue cut out and strange symbols inscribed all over his body in invisible ink. Bow Street Runner Sam Kelly and anatomist Dr Munroe are baffled, but know exactly who can help them get to the bottom of it all. Kendra Donovan, the Duke of Aldridge and Alec, the Marquis of Sutcliffe return to London to investigate what's going on and soon get caught up in mat...
  • Jessy♡
    This one wasn’t my favorite of the series. But it was a interesting read. Kendra’s character keeps developing and I’m liking her a lot. My usual favorites The Duke and Alec always made me happy when they appeared.
  • Rbucci
    Can’t wait for the next one!
  • Ellen
    Thank you to Edelweiss for an ARC. This series checks all the boxes for me, historical fiction, mystery, time travel and romance. Julie Mcelwain is a master storyteller, her books are meticulously researched and each one leaves you wanting more.
  • Jessica Howard
    I love this series! Thanks to Pegasus Crime for the review copy. Kendra’s 21st century edges have softened a bit now that she’s been in the 19th century for more than six months. But she still can’t shake her penchant for solving crimes...
  • Sydney
    Kendra Donovan is an FBI agent from the present who traveled through time, landing in 1816 England. She spent the first three books of the series solving a host of horrible murders, and trying to deal with the culture shock of a totally different world, and this one is no different. I don’t want to spoil anything by giving any more details—just go read these books, because they are great fun. In this book, Kendra is finally introduced to Lond...
  • Yakov Bronsteyn
    Lovingly Disappointed I’m disappointed for the same reasons as those written in my review of the last book. The author doesn’t deal with Kendra unknown travel thru time. Aside for the reasons stated there, it takes away from the genuine feel of the book. It’s almost as if her identity as an FBI agent in the 19th century is just the author’s ploy to analyze historical events from that perspective. But, in my opinion her traveling thru time...
  • Beckie Cybulski
    I really dislike Kendra. I wasn’t overly fond of her from the first book, but felt like she deserved some time to adjust. And the mysteries were okay, so I kept reading. But by now and with the benefit of her training and supposedly huge intellect, she should have figured out how to get along a little better than she has. The author should decide whether to dedicate Kendra to getting back to the future where she belongs or to quit whining and b...
  • Rachel
    I was given an advanced copy from the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review.Oh how I love these novels! Murder mystery, a strong female character and just a dash of romance, yet not too overpowering.We continue to follow modern day FBI agent Kendra Donovon stuck in the 1800s and beginning to come to terms with the fact that this may be her life, this mundane life of a high born lady. Yet, she does not have to wait long to utilize her 21st ...
  • Pamela
    Everyone is back in book four ,of this time slip mystery. Another thrilling murder mystery starting with Sir Giles, stripped and strangled, and painted in what looks like crosses, in invisible ink. The bow street runner that has worked with Kendra Donavan, and the circle that surrounds the Duke asks for her help again. Kendra is from the future, or our present day, and is well established in police procedure, self defense, and criminal psychology...
  • Tiffany Foskey
    I was gifted an early copy of Betrayal In Time by the amazing writer herself and I loved it(just as I have the other three)!!!!!!!!! Love her writing style and the cloud of mystery she keeps in her stories. Julie McElwain has quickly become one of my favorite historical authors and her Kendra Donovan series is on my list of " must read books". In this fourth installment Kendra has to help solve the murder of Sir Giles Holbrooke who was found brut...
  • Darla
    This series is really growing on me. The British intelligence community is reeling from the death of one of their own and it appears there is a serial killer on the loose. Why is the killer cutting out tongues and leaving a cross-like symbol on the victims? I found this fourth installment to be more compelling than the 3rd -- perhaps due to my original expectations that this would be a trilogy? Now I see Kendra putting down roots and wonder if sh...
  • Sandra Mistretta
    I might not have checked out this book had I known that it was about time travel. But this author just used the concept of a FBI agent from current time being transferred to the 1800s in London to make a really good mystery, comparing scientific and medical methods from 200 years ago to now. She weaves a compelling story with comparisons to how a strong woman thinks and acts with the constant restraints of nineteenth century rules. I want to read...
  • Marika Charalambous
    Another lovely story featuring feisty FBI agent and Duke's ward, Kendra Donovan. Still no time-travel aspect in this book (except for the main character's musings), so we're left with a great historical mystery novel that is quite worth reading.Full review:
  • Ruth
    Just as brilliant as all the others in the series. Seriously, this author keeps churning out the best plots with witty and creative historical-time travel context. Can't wait for the next one already!
  • Elizabeth Hesselbach
    I love this cheesy series - but this one was a little slow for me. It picked up about halfway through and it got back to what I was expecting, just took awhile to get going. At this point, I just enjoy the characters and the series is a comfortable, reliable go to.
  • Anne
    I loved the first 2 books. Very creative and original. This 4th book became a little stale. I wanted more romance and tension between her and love interest. Seemed least amount from all books. I want the series to keep going but need to kick it up a notch or you will become just another formula book.
  • Cynthia Simpson
    This series just gets better and better. Can’t wait for #5.
  • Melanie
    Great period mystery, and I honestly did not see the end coming. I really enjoy this series!
  • Krista
    This may be one of my favorite books of this series. Cannot wait for the next book!