You Don’t Belong Here

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Published by Snowbooks, 2016

Daniel Faint is on the run with a stolen time machine. As the house-sitter of a remote Cumbrian mansion, he hopes to hide and experiment with the machine. But is the Manor being watched by locals, his twin brother or himself from the future? Daniel is terrified about what the future may hold but, as he discovers, there can be no going back.


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“A beautifully-written, cleverly unsettling puzzle-box of a novel” Adam Roberts

“Clever, intriguing and suspenseful … a must-read book from a terrific new voice” Alison Littlewood


You Don’t Belong Here is a novel that dares to do something different with a well-worn concept, an intelligent idea carried off with great success, in years to come when people talk about great and influential time travel novels, this is one that should be mentioned along with the greats of the genre.” Ginger Nuts of Horror
(It was also chosen by Ginger Nuts of Horror as one of the ‘top books of the year’.)

“This is not your average time-travel tale, then – well paced, with reveals all the way to the last page. For someone looking for something a little different, I’d recommend picking this up and giving it a go – and whilst this isn’t a book which invites a sequel, I’ll certainly be looking out for more of Tim Major’s work in future, especially if it brings this kind of fresh look to another sub-genre that can suffer from being a little predictable.” Shoreline of Infinity

You Don’t Belong Here is that perfect blend of cautionary tale, psychological horror and introspective character study. Tim Major does a great job of picking apart his protagonist and also keeping the reader on their toes. This is the sort of suspenseful writing I always enjoy. This story feels like it should sit somewhere between an episode of The Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected. Highly recommended.” The Eloquent Page

“[Daniel Faint] has either gone mad by being alone in the mansion for so long, or something has gone wrong and he is as sane as most folk. This is pretty much what the reader has to decide, and to be honest from the moment I picked the book up, I got straight into it…” The British Fantasy Society

You Don’t Belong Here is a story that is very difficult to categorize. It’s a time travel/mystery/psychological mind game. How’s that?” Horror After Dark

You Don’t Belong Here feels delightfully different from the time travel novels that have been published recently, because it has freshness and it’s fluently written entertainment.” Rising Shadow

“I was also impressed by the new twist on time travel that emerges after all the narrative dust has settled. And I think you will be, too. … It’s the quirky treatment of time-travel tropes that carries this
think-piece thriller through to overall success.” The BSFA Review

“I think many of us are excited by the idea of time travel – what would we do if we could go back to a certain event, or what would we think if we could visit the future? The answer in this novel is not as simple as all that, and in fact it puts forward a new take on time travel that is expertly examined and revealed only in the last few pages.” It Takes a Woman

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