Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Evidence Against You by Gillian McAllister.
The Evidence Against You was published on 18th April 2019 by Penguin.
It’s the day Izzy’s father will be released from jail.
She has every reason to feel conflicted – he’s the man who gave her a childhood filled with happy memories.
But he has also just served seventeen years for the murder of her mother.
Now, Izzy’s father sends her a letter. He wants to talk, to defend himself against each piece of evidence from his trial.
But should she give him the benefit of the doubt?
Or is her father guilty as charged, and luring her into a trap?
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Thank you to Olivia Thomas and the publisher for issuing me with my review copy of the book and for inviting me to take part on the blog tour.
Gillian McAllister is fast becoming the master (or should that be mistress?!) of the psychological thriller and I have really enjoyed reading her take on what makes the human mind tick. Her books are so incredibly real and well written that they could be written about someone you know, or even yourself.
We follow Izzy who has had to live with the stigma of her father Gabriel, being arrested for the murder of her mother when she was only 18. She has grown up in the shadow of this and not fully understanding why this happened. This had made her reluctant to see her father and now 17 years later he is released from prison and wants to speak to Izzy and tell her what really happened all those years ago.
The chapters are brilliantly crafted and we learn from Gabriel, his version of events that led to the fateful night, whilst also following the same events and times but from Izzy’s point of view. This was a brilliant way of capturing how people can see events and actions from differing views and really help you to get a grasp of Gabriel’s character and background.
I tried to understand where I thought things were heading but I’m glad to say that I didn’t guess the ending. It was very bittersweet and I must admit to getting a little bit choked up. It was perfect really.
I really enjoy the authors work and this was shown in the little things that are added to her characters. Just reading about Gabriel and his life away from prison as he attempts to adjust to a new world that has moved on without him is heartbreaking but you are still left with an underlying sense of confusion about what really happened and if he is guilty despite his protests.
A truly superb book from Gillian McAllister.
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About the Author
Gillian McAllister is the Sunday Times Top 10 bestselling author of Everything But The Truth, Anything You Do Say, and No Further Questions. They are all standalone and can be read in any order.
She is published in ten countries around the world. The Good Sister is her US debut, coming June 2019 from Penguin USA, and is the American title for No Further Questions. The Evidence Against You is her new novel, was published in April 2019 in the UK.
You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @gillianmauthor.
She also blogs at http://www.gillianmcallister.com.