That Night by Gillian McAllister

Thank you to Sriya Varadharajan of Michael Joseph Books for the invitation to join the Gillian McAllister blog tour and for a proof copy to read and review. This is the second book I’ve read and enjoyed by Gillian McAllister (my review for How To Disappear can be found at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/07/09/how-to-disappear-by-gillian-mcallister/ )

Synopsis:

What would you do to protect your family?

ANYTHING.

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 asks for your help.

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 one another.

What really happened that night?

Who is lying to who?

AND WHO WILL BE THE FIRST TO CRACK?

Please check out the other blog reviews too.

My thoughts:

This is another excellent and tense read from Gillian McAllister. The story starts in Italy, where the three siblings are on holiday together, in the villa they co-own.

The tension builds quickly in their story as the siblings find themselves looking at a dead body in the middle of the night outside their villa. Time to call the police? Frannie says no – he is a policeman. Or time to dig a hole and bury the body? Cathy and Joe need to make a decision.

As the lies start to increase in number, can Frannie, Cathy and Joe keep this secret? Back home they live next to each other and work together at the family veterinary business. But how far will you go to protect one of your siblings? And how will this change the family dynamics?

Another excellent read, full of twists and suspense. I was quickly captivated by the story and didn’t want to put the book down. Happy to recommend this book – one of the current Richard and Judy bookclub picks this summer. This would make an excellent TV drama.

Author Bio:

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, The Evidence Against You and How To Disappear.

By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum of teenagers. Adopter of dogs.

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