Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be sharing my review for That Night by Gillian McAllister as part of the blog tour today. With thanks to Sriya at Michael Joseph for the invite to join the tour and for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
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 the very beginning I was drawn in by the Plant siblings as their holiday quickly turns into a nightmare situation. Frannie, Joe and Cathy have always been close as a family. They work together and live close by to each other. However in an instant everything changes. Decisions are made that cannot be altered and let’s just say nothing will ever be the same again for this family.
What can I say about the characters? Well, they definitely had their flaws. However I thought that even with their flaws they stood out in very different ways. Cathy with her quiet and calm exterior. Joe who is quick to anger but protective too. Then there is Frannie, the youngest not only in age but also in her more flighty temperament. These three characters gave this book an edge, creating a very intriguing story.
Gillian McAllister kept me on my toes throughout. I was often left wondering what would happen next. I have to admit there were also plenty of moments where I was thinking no, don’t do that! This story well and truly shows how one terrible decision can snowball and lead to even more dangerous consequences. Along with making the reader think, posing plenty of moral dilemmas and questions. I guess the main question is. Would you lie for your sibling and do anything to protect them?
Family loyalty, betrayal and twists are all woven in brilliantly within the pages of this book. There is tension throughout which builds as more secrets and lies are revealed. Gillian McAllister has written an intriguing and compelling book. With writing that had an addictive quality. I just had to know the full consequences of “that night”!