Everything But The Truth

Written by Gillian McAllister

Review written by Rob Scragg

Rob lives in North East England. He works in Recruitment by day, and is usually to be found knee deep in a pile of books as a reader and reviewer by night. He has recently signed with The Blair Partnership, and his debut crime novel is currently doing the rounds of publishers inboxes.


Everything But The Truth
Penguin
RRP: £7.99
Released: March 3 2017
PBK

Rachel and Jack have been together less than a year, but are madly in love and expecting a baby. Albeit fast, everything seems perfect, until Rachel sees an email on Jack's iPad that seems to refer to something from Jack's past.

So begins the slide into doubt, a throwback to a previous relationship that didn't end well thanks to her seemingly unfounded accusations. Are her suspicions justified this time, as Jack's answers never seem to be enough for her? Rachel, it seems has a few secrets of her own. Is she destroying her future with Jack over nothing, or are her instincts right, and is he trying his best to keep the truth hidden?

From the outset, this is a very well crafted, beautifully paced example of a good domestic thriller. Gillian McAllister does a great job of making her reader feel pulled into that spiral of self-doubt that Rachel is going through. You sway between wanting to shout at Rachel to stop before she ruins everything, and telling her to not give up until she gets to the truth. There's tension a-plenty, questions in abundance as to who the reader should believe, and a quality to the writing that will definitely have me looking out for Gillian McAllister's next book.



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