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Wrong Place Wrong Time: Gripping true story and how my ticket to a new life turns out to be a one way ticket to hell. [Kindle Edition]

David P Perlmutter , Elaine Denning
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

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#1 Best Seller in True Crime in USA, Australia, India, Spain and #3 in UK! Also top 50 across Amazon in Drama and Biography!

The following story is based on true events about my trip to Marbella, Spain, where having lost everything, I leave memories of a London police cell behind me and head for Spain with its promise of adventure and fun. Little do I know that I'm about to be thrust into the most terrifying time of my life.

WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME is a gripping true-life story of an unimaginable nightmare and how my ticket to a new life turns out to be a one way ticket to hell.

Over 380 reviews across Amazon with 232 x 5*, 62 x 4* and the odd 1*'s!

5* Picked up & read in couple of days - found it impossible to put down.

5* Truly brilliant story that must have been difficult to write.

5* Congrats to the author for having the guts to share it with us.

5* Story reminds me of novels by Tom Wolfe in which we learn how easy it is to fall through the thin crust of civilization.

5* Had to force myself to put it down to go to bed!

5* Drawn in from the first page & from then on I felt I was with him every step of the way.

5* Read many 'Award Winning' books which are boring, too descriptive, too long, but this was great.


5* He tells you his story which I promise you is a fantastic read.

5* Brilliant book which had me on tender hooks!

5* It should be a movie!

5* Most Amazing True Story...Wow!

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

y name is David P Perlmutter and I have a story to tell based on true events. There are moments in the story that I'm not proud of but also there are some that I am. You will have your own opinion of me, like some of the reviewers have stated in their reviews.

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  • File Size: 283 KB
  • Print Length: 217 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477684557
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008955FG2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,883 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME is the first book written by David Perlmutter and what a fantastic story he has to tell.

The biography is of a young successful man who had it all, and lost it all by making one careless mistake. This error in judgement caused a chain reaction of errors that took David on a roller-coaster of misfortunes and plain, bad luck. The book certainly fits the title. We've all been at the wrong place and wrong time. David has been there numerous times.

This story is well-written and gripping to the end. I applaud the author for telling his story. It's a quick read that you will want to finish in one setting just because it's that captivating.

Highly recommended. Brilliant story sir.

RJ Parker
True Crime Author/Publicist
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars authorpholloway August 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I feel bad for this poor guy and all he had to go through. What is scary is that something like this could happen to anyone. I had a difficult time getting into the book and almost gave up on it several times. It goes into so much details describing all the different alcoholic drinks, who bought each round and where they met to drink the next day and that night and the next day and so on.

I didn't start to get into the book until around page two hundred. Up until then it read like a book on the adventures of an alcoholic. The poor guy never seemed to learn his lesson. He loses his job and everything he owns due to alcohol and what does he do? He changes where he lives but continues his self-disdructive behavior. Even when the journalist takes him in while he's out on bail, he continues his alcoholic behavior. I'm wondering if he ever did learn or is he still living like that.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Walk from Hell July 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Such a harrowing experience, it took David P Perlmutter twenty years to be able to put pen to paper and tell his true story, or nightmare may be a better word. We all make foolish mistakes, but David's mistake turned his life upside down.

After a night out drinking in London, David got behind the wheel. If that wasn't stupid enough, he made a nuisance of himself by driving like an idiot and neighbors justifiably called the police. He was thrown in jail overnight, and the next day he was fired. David had a great career as a realtor making great money. He not only lived in a luxury apartment but drove a BMW to boot.

Soon after being fired he appeared in court and his license was suspended for a year and he was ordered to pay a considerable fine. This resulted in having to move back with mom and dad giving up his life of luxury.

When all this really hit David, it hit him hard. He became depressed, reclusive, and a couch potato. He knew he couldn't continue on this path so he decided to escape to some fun in the sun, Marbella, Spain.

David is the first to admit he blew it. He spent money he didn't have and partied way too much. Eventually this took its toll. He did get a job of sorts, but that ended up badly with a busted up face. Of course a beautiful woman was involved, one usually is. So David was jobless again.

Having just a few bucks left and a bruised face David tries to find an out of the way bar to have a drink. Here he meets a couple, Peter and Rosa, who befriends him and he gets drunk with them. The guy is a loser, but the woman, Rosa, is a knock out. She flirts with David and again he gets himself in trouble. When he leaves the bar it's with Rosa. She takes him to her place and they have an incredible night of steamy hot sex.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong Guy, Wrong Line July 10, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The first chapter of a novel is the most valuable piece of real estate in a novel. It is where the story is won and lost. Unfortunately, in this book, the story was lost. In the first few pages, the hero loses his job and lands in jail with no more emotion or strife than a routine tooth extraction. Prior to leaving for Spain, he has a relatively emotionless run-in with his family. If you read the acknowledgment section of the book, the author clearly has a great attachment to his family. I would have rather seen it in the novel.

Then the main character heads to Spain, and I was looking forward to a Hemingway-esque travelogue. What I got instead was Austin Powers on holiday, without even the added tension of Dr. Evil trying to do him harm. He drinks a lot, and has sex with fembots - essentially the same hot women with different names. He is attached to nothing and no one, so how can the reader be attached to him?

This is a book in which nothing much happens, over and over, until something actually happens. Even when it does, the story is told in such a way that I felt like I was observing the action through a telephoto lens instead of being in the middle of events with the main character.

The best part of the book is toward the end, after the fire. The irony of the book Misery making an appearance is great, since the main character is trying to escape a situation in which he is a hostage. The flight from justice (or what passes for it) and the dastardly Paul are the parts of the book that hook the reader. I wish with all my might that this kind of tension had started on page 1 and persisted throughout the book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great page-turner, keeps your interest!
Good book - gets your full attention from page 1 and never lets go. I kept asking myself "Can this really be true?" Well done.
Published 22 hours ago by D. Bratcher
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read and true story about a man losing his ...
Good read and true story about a man losing his licence and the consequences that happens
To him I enjoyed it
Published 2 days ago by Juney mac
5.0 out of 5 stars Tense
Second book by this author that I have read. want to read more of his.
Published 3 days ago by Silly Rabbit
5.0 out of 5 stars TRIP FROM HELL
This vivid account of the author's approximately month-long trip to Marbella, Spain details a catastrophic turn of events. Read more
Published 11 days ago by lshepp
5.0 out of 5 stars Take the Bull by the Horns
If there is one thing I know about - it is injustice, and having to take action to correct an evil wrongdoing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jeannie Walker (Award-Winning Author)
5.0 out of 5 stars Worthy of a television or movie adaptation
One of the tests for me of a well-written book, especially one based a true story, is the ability of the author to transport you into their reality thus enabling you to experience... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rukia the Reader
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for my blog
I would have given this book 1 star as I bought it to make a review on my blog of true crime, but this book don't belong as a review on my blog

But to be fair to the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bjørk Peterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Wrong Place Wrong Time
This book should only be started if you have a whole day to read it. Because there is no way you will want to set it down once you begin reading it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Beryl
5.0 out of 5 stars A novel that will have you hooked till the end
When I was young my mum was killed by a drunk driver. While this didn't happen in this book, I was quietly happy that he lost his job etc but like most of these incidents that's... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jenny
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes, we need to adjust our moral compass to do the right thing
A story well told how one man and his family had to do the wrong thing to make things right to stop an injustice. Read more
Published 4 months ago by linda Lee King
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More About the Author

I'm David P Perlmutter.

Wrong Place Wrong Time is my first book and was encouraged by my family and friend/editor to put pen to paper/fingers to laptop and write. It is based on a events that happened to me when in the early 90's I visited Marbella inSpain.

The success of Wrong Place Wrong Time has been mind blowing and the reviews from readers around the world has been a wonderful surprise. Over 170 x 5* reviews across Amazon.

My second book, called MY WAY is all about book marketing and has received many 4/5* reviews from authors who have said that the tips have helped increase book sales and gain wider exposure on the social media scene.

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