That Night by Gillian McAllister #BookReview #Penguin-MichaelJosephUK #NetGalley #5*

What would you do to protect your family?


During a family holiday in Italy, you get an urgent call from your sister.

There’s been an accident: she hit a man with her car and he’s dead.

She’s overcome with terror – fearing years in a foreign jail away from her child.

She asks for your help. It wasn’t her fault, not really. She’d cover for you, so will you do the same for her?

But when the police come calling, the lies start. And you each begin to doubt your trust in one another.

What really happened that night?

Who is lying to who?

Who will be the first to crack?

Palpable Suspense!

My brain has been tied in knots with this one – I’m quite exhausted!

During their annual holiday in Italy, one of three siblings has an accident where she kills a man with her car. Panicking about being sent to a foreign jail for many years – away from her son – she asks the others for help which they give. However, when the police begin to ask questions, the tension ramps up affecting their relationships and the pressure is immense. Doubts creep in. Can their crime go undiscovered? What’s the truth? And who can they trust if not themselves?

I really feel as if I’ve been through the wringer with this one – over and over again! Gillian McAllister always knows how to plot a thrilling story and this time even she has excelled herself. I shouldn’t have been surprised with the veterinary connection; like many others I follow the author and delight in seeing pics of Wendy, her dog who has a real personality (don’t they all)! Such a cleverly written story, twisting this way then that but always keeping the reader on tenterhooks and just a bit in the dark. The revelation, when it came, was both surprising and shocking – but right. All neatly tied up by the final page, the suspense is palpable throughout this novel undoubtedly making it a full five star read. Highly recommended.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: psychological thriller

Author Details

Gillian McAllister has been writing for as long as she can remember. She graduated with an English degree before working as a lawyer. She lives in Birmingham, where she now writes full-time. She is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Everything but the Truth, Anything You Do Say, No Further Questions and The Evidence Against You.

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