Island of Time
by Davis Bunn

A mind-bending time heist novel that will appeal to fans of V.E. Schwab’s ‘Shades of Magic’ series.

“There was no murder . . . Because they never existed.”

The Geneva branch of Interpol – the international agency tasked with policing magic and the arcane arts – is where careers go to die. Action is rare as Switzerland banned magic seven hundred years ago. That’s how Agent Jackson Burnett likes it.

But then reports of an explosion lead Jackson to the home of businessman Bernard Bouchon. What’s there is unfathomable: The family and their possessions have vanished into ash.

Jackson’s enigmatic new partner Luca Tami, a blind Talent able to perform magic, suspects powerful supernatural forces are at play. The family weren’t killed . . . they’ve been erased from time. With all traces of the family disappearing, the case is hours away from being forgotten.

How can Jackson solve a crime no one remembers happening? He must find a way to remember. He must discover who is behind the spell and why. Dangerous magics are in use, and it’s clear those controlling them won’t let anyone stand in their way.


“A wild ride”

Kirkus Reviews

“A fast-paced, retro-feeling sci-fi mystery . . . good fun”

Publishers Weekly on Prime Directive

“Bunn’s imaginative thriller combines propulsive plotting with sharp observations”

Publishers Weekly on Burden of Proof

“A stylistically complex work that lends itself to a variety of audiences”

Library Journal Starred Review of The Domino Effect

“Davis Bunn applies his deft hand to The Domino Effect with the grace and mastery”

Jerry B. Jenkins, New York Times bestselling author, on The Domino Effect

“A fast-paced read that balances action and cozy undertones . . . accessible read that will appeal to readers who enjoy mystery and suspense”

Booklist on Outbreak

Davis Bunn

Davis Bunn’s novels have sold in excess of eight million copies in twenty-six languages. He has appeared on numerous national bestseller lists, and his novels have been Main or Featured Selections with every major US bookclub. Recent titles have been named Best Book of the Year by both Library Journal and Suspense Magazine, as well as earning Top Pick and Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, RT Reviews, Kirkus Reviews and Booklist. Currently Davis serves as Writer-In-Residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University. He speaks around the world on aspects of creative writing. Davis also publishes under the pseudonym of Thomas Locke.

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Island of Time by Davis Bunn is available in the following formats

Hardback97814483084463rd May 2022130 X 200mm208$28.99
Hardback978144830844624th February 2022130 X 200mm208£20.99
Ebook97814483085521st April 2022N/A208$14.99
Ebook97814483085521st April 2022N/A208£4.99
Paperback978144830856927th December 2022130 X 200mm208$17.95
Paperback978144830856927th October 2022130 X 200mm208£12.99
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