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'Incredibly tense and gripping' ADELE PARKS
'Kept me guessing and kept me fooled. Clever, pacy and so gripping that my heart raced' C.L. TAYOR
'This absolutely blew me away. Properly unputdownable' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Another unputdownable what-would-you-do thriller, rich with McAllister's trademark twists and emotional depth' ERIN KELLY
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 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?
'From its propulsive opening to its devastating finale, That Night explores the terrible cost of family loyalty and the lines all of us might cross for those we love. Her best yet' TM LOGAN
'Tautly plotted and beautifully written. Gillian McAllister just gets better and better' Clare Mackintosh
'That Night was like watching a gripping, tense and claustrophobic box set! My heart was in my mouth the whole time. Her best yet' Claire Douglas
'Almost unbearably tense and an utterly absorbing read' Rosamund Lupton
'Had me absolutely gripped. Claustrophobic and tense and completely absorbing' Jane Fallon
'Beautifully written and incredibly gripping . . . it gave me genuine shivers. Masterfully done' Beth O'Leary
'So slippery, you will struggle to catch your breath. Gillian McAllister has secured her throne as the queen of the moral dilemma' Holly Seddon
'That Night is yet another triumph, intricately plotted and beautifully written' Jill Mansell
'That Night crept into my every waking thought. A claustrophobic, twisty novel that will have you asking, "what would I do?"' Lia Louis
READERS ARE HOOKED BY THAT NIGHT:
'A masterpiece' 5***** Reader Review
'I'm speechless . . . cannot recommend enough' 5***** Reader Review
'A pressure cooker of panic, excitement, fear, anger . . . I cannot rave about this enough!' 5***** Reader Review
'WOW! WOW! WOW! The twists and shocks blew me away' 5***** Reader Review
Praise for Gillian McAllister
'I read it in a breathless day and a half' Lisa Jewell
'Perfection. Intriguing and compelling' Clare Mackintosh
'As tense as a piano string' Sunday Times
'Addictive, clever, twisty' Sun
Gripping, tense and full of suspense!
Wow! What a fantastic book this was! The story starts with a bang, quite literally, when Frannie hits a guy with her car whilst driving on the wrong side of the road in Verona. Instead of calling the police, she panics and phones her siblings Cathy and Joe, who are at their holiday villa, and asks them to come quickly, as she needs their help…
Cathy and Joe arrive at quite a horrific scene. Do they call the police? No! They decide to help their little sister cover up the tragic accident. If they didn’t, who knows what would happen to Frannie, they can’t risk her being put away in a foreign prison!
We follow the three of them as they finish their holiday and return home to England and try to get on with their lives. They are not experts in covering up a crime though, and it isn’t long before things start to go terribly wrong. As secrets and lies are revealed we realise there is so much more to what happened that night!
Ok, so the question that has been running around in my head since finishing this book is, would I help a loved one to hide a body and any evidence to do with the crime? I’m not going to answer that here, just in case I get placed on a police watchlist or something, but would you? Could you live with the guilt or would how much you cared for the person you are helping override that?
This book is incredibly clever, very tightly plotted and really different to all the psych thrillers that I’ve read before. It’s hugely atmospheric, to the point I could feel the heat and smell the blood as if I were there at the scene of the accident.
My only slight niggle, and it is very slight, was that I found myself a bit easily distracted at times in the middle of the book, I’m not sure why and this didn’t spoil my enjoyment of the story in any way, I just felt much more gripped at the beginning and at the end, where it is much faster-paced.
The characters are likeable but completely unreliable, which is great as it makes you feel unsure about who to trust.
What I absolutely loved about this book was that I did not guess the twists at all. That is very unusual for me with the number of thrillers I read, so credit to the author when they manage to surprise me like that.
Unforgettable and enthralling! A killer summer read!