Thank you for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be one of the stops on the blog tour for The Evidence Against You by Gillian McAllister and sharing my review today. With thanks to Olivia at Michael Joseph for the invite to join the tour and for my copy. First of all though let’s take a look at the description for the book…
ABOUT THE BOOK
It’s the day her father will be released from jail. Izzy English 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?
The Evidence Against You follows Izzy as she prepares for her father being released from prison and let’s just say that this is just the beginning of a complex and twisty story. Where I was kept on my toes as much as the main character Izzy! I’m going to try and be as vague as I can to avoid any spoilers as it is so much more interesting if you can experience all the revelations and twists for yourself.
This is the type of story that builds at a slightly slower pace however I think this has its advantages. With the tension increasing bit by bit making sure that I became even more involved in the characters lives. Making me wonder about the lies, truths or misunderstandings when it came to Izzy, her father and her mothers murder. Izzy is a character that I was drawn to I felt her fears and hopes but Gillian McAllister also gave her flaws. Izzy made mistakes and on occasion I did find myself shaking my head at her for some of the ways she reacted. However this made her all the more real after all no one is perfect!
The plot was very twisty with me constantly chopping and changing my mind along with making me wonder about the characters and question everything such as “who do you trust?” “do you trust the evidence?” It is this conflict that captured my attention and held it throughout. I love it when a story does this especially as whenever I put the book down I was thinking of the characters and wondering where the story would go next!
There is quite an intense feel to the book and this is what made me so desperate to discover every little detail. I went through a range of emotions while reading this book at times I was surprised, on edge and there were even a few tears!
The Evidence Against You is a compelling and at times emotive story that took me on quite a tense and twisty journey!