#BookReview – That Night by Gillian McAllister #ThatNight #NetGalley #Thriller #MustRead

cover215325-mediumFrom Goodreads: ” What would you do to protect your family?
That night everything changed.
The night Frannie committed a murder, but she didn’t mean to…
That night we helped her bury the body, what else could we do?
One hot summers night in Italy, Joe and Cathy Plant receive a phone call that will change their lives forever.
Their sister Frannie has killed a man, and she needs their help.
They were always close, some might say too close, siblings who worked together, lived next door to each other
And now they’ve buried a body together…
But when they return to England, Frannie, Joe and Cathy become tangled in lies in they’ve been telling, to the police, to their friends, to each other…
But if you can’t trust your family, who can you trust?

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My Review

I really enjoyed this latest thriller from Gillian McAllister. This was a really tense read. It’s one of those books that I kept putting down to catch my breath, but also read quickly because I needed to know what was going to unfold in the next sentence!

I loved the way this story was told, with points of view from each sibling, telling the events that happened in Italy, and then back at home in the UK.

I must admit I wasn’t too sure if I liked the three siblings, Joe, Cathy and Frannie, although I did warm to Cathy more as the story progressed. They were almost too good to be true, the way they lived next door to each other and worked together, so claustrophobic. I have 4 siblings and I love them to bits, but I wouldn’t want to be that close to them. I need my space! 😀

Of course as the plot unfurled the siblings had to cover their tracks and lies, which took them to situations they never imagined they’d ever face. I loved this aspect of the story. It was like watching car crash TV, seeing them make monumentally stupid decisions that could only end badly.

I won’t write any more, for fear of letting something important slip out, except to say there’s a really fab twists and reveals in there. I think it would make a fantastic series with plenty of cliffhangers at the end of each episode!

I highly recommend this if you enjoy domestic thrillers.

Thanks so much to NetGalley and Penguin Michael Joseph UK for my digital copy via the NetGalley app.

21 thoughts on “#BookReview – That Night by Gillian McAllister #ThatNight #NetGalley #Thriller #MustRead

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  1. This sounds like a fabulous read. I’m with you on the siblings. Your comment made me chuckle – being the oldest of 6, I totally got it 🙂 Lovely review!

  2. Sounds like precisely my kind of novel. Thanks Nicki. I have yet to read anything by Gillian McAllister but I just checked and I have 5 of her titles on my Goodreads TBR. Oh dear…

  3. Great review Nicki. You have me really wanting to read this one, but it is not available over here yet. Patience, I guess.

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