#BookReview Same Time, Same Place by David M. Barnett @Sourcebooks @sbkslandmark #SameTimeSamePlace #DavidMBarnett #bookmarkedbylandmark Title: Same Time, Same Place

Author: David M. Barnett

Published by: Sourcebooks Landmark on Jun. 7, 2022

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 336

Format: Paperback

Source: Sourcebooks Landmark

Book Rating: 8/10

An utterly charming and heart-warming love story and the perfect tonic for difficult times.

Daisy is the night security guard at the Manchester Museum of Social History. She takes her job very seriously, protecting the museum from teenage troublemakers.

Nate works the day shift, though he’d be more suited as a museum guide the way he chats with the visitors. Daisy doesn’t approve: how does he find it so easy to talk to strangers?

For five minutes each day, their shifts overlap at handover. It’s the only interaction they have…until mysterious things begin to happen at the museum. Daisy notices priceless objects going missing and then reappearing, with no explanation (and with nothing on the security footage!). No one believes her except Nate, and he agrees to help her investigate.

They soon discover they have a lot more in common than they realized…and their investigation uncovers not only the truth, but new possibilities for their future.


Cute, heartwarming, and light!

Same Time, Same Place is an amusing, enticing tale that takes you into the life of Daisy, a socially awkward, dedicated evening museum guard who, after stumbling upon some items periodically going missing from exhibit rooms and then surprisingly turning back up, requires a little help from her coworker Nate, a divorced father of one, to apprehend the culprit and solve the case.

The prose is light and witty. The characters are quirky, friendly, and scarred. And the plot is an engaging blend of friendship, family, introspection, deduction, attraction, childhood trauma, new beginnings, amateur sleuthing, and touching moments.

Overall, Same Time, Same Place is a funny, sweet, uplifting tale by Barnett that was a delight to read with its charming storyline and abundance of special characters I couldn’t help but root for.


This novel is available June 7, 2022!

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Thank you to Sourcebooks Landmark for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.


About David M. Barnett

David M. Barnett is a writer based in the North of England. He writes novels, like this one, and he also writes journalism, for places such as the Guardian, Independent, and the BBC. He writes comic books for DC and Archie among others. In fact, he'll pretty much write anything if you ask him nicely. He was born in a place called Wigan, near Manchester, and now lives in West Yorkshire, just over a hill from where the Bronte sisters dwelled. He was born in the 1970s, grew up in the 1980s, and spent his 20s in the 1990s, with all that entails.

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