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Everything but the Truth by Gillian McAllister

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Everything but the Truth is an addictive novel packed with suspense that pulls such an emotional punch it is hard to believe it's a debut. You will be totally drawn into the utterly believable and realistic characters and the female protagonist is someone to whom you can relate, so you're rooting for her every step of the way. The plot is complex with plenty of unexpected twists to make you think yet brilliantly crafted. A surefire candidate to be one of the debuts to come out of 2017.

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Everything but the Truth by Gillian McAllister

Just how much can you trust the person you love? Everything but the Truth is Gillian McAllister's stunning breakthrough thriller about deceit, betrayal and one woman's compulsive need to uncover the truth It all started with the email. Rachel didn't even mean to look. She loves Jack and she's pregnant with their child. She trusts him. But now she's seen it, she can't undo that moment. Or the chain of events it has set in motion. Why has Jack been lying about his past? Just what exactly is he hiding? And doesn't Rachel have a right to know the truth at any cost?


'Packed with twists and turns that will make it almost impossible to put down!' Hello!

'Twisty and emotionally charged. Breathlessly brilliant' Heat

'A gripping, compelling page turner that kept me up half the night' Liz Nugent, bestselling author of Lying in Wait

'You won't be able to put it down!' Hollie Overton, bestselling author of Baby Doll

'Perfection. Intriguing and compelling. An exceptional debut' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I See You

'A beautifully written domestic noir full of secrets and lies' Claire Douglas, bestselling author of Local Girl Missing

Wonderful writing and a brilliant story. An amazing debut -- B.A. Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors

Everything but the Truth is a cracker of a debut, all the more gripping because it could happen to any of us. Rachel and Jack and Wally were completely real to me from the very first page; I HAD to know what was coming next. Tense, thrilling and compelling - this is a book to devour Elizabeth Haynes

Incredible! I read it all in one sweaty-palmed sitting. A morally complex mystery bound up in the everyday of our ordinary lives - it's impossible to read this book and not ask yourself, how far would I go for love? Harriet Reuter Hapgood, author of THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER

Everything But the Truth is startlingly good. Claustrophobic, suspense-layered and devillishy twisty, it grabs your attention from the very first page. What makes Gilly McAllister's debut rise above other psychological thrillers is a lead character you can't help but root for - even though you suspect you shouldn't. Wise, scary and terrifyingly real, this marks Gillian McAllister as a new star in psychological thrillers Miranda Dickinson, Sunday Times bestselling author

Everything But The Truth is a thunderous debut. An utterly unique story with a deep heartbeat and expertly crafted moral dilemmas. I read it in just two days, my heart in my mouth the whole time Holly Seddon, author of TRY NOT TO BREATHE

Addictive - I found myself wanting to pick it up at every opportunity. Rachel manages the delicate balance between believable and likeable and you find yourself praying things work out for her. This is a brilliant debut Jenny Blackhurst, author of HOW I LOST YOU

Once I'd started I was of course powerless to stop. Everything But the Truth is a dream debut, brilliantly executed, clever and utterly realistic. I loved it Jill Mansell, Sunday Times bestselling author

Intriguing and atmospheric Sheila O'Flanagan, Sunday Times bestselling author Gillian's writing is beautiful. She weaves so much into every paragraph, revealing things slowly, as if pulling back a heavy curtain Cressida McLaughlin

Tense and compelling. Everything But The Truth is an assured, clever, page-turning book. A great debut -- Paula Daly, bestselling author of The Mistake I Made

A disquieting exploration of how events in the past take on a whole new perspective when parenthood looms. An assured and gripping debut -- Alex Marwood, bestselling author of The Darkest Secret

A fast-paced page turner with an emotional punch that sets it apart from so many other psychological thrillers -- Mark Edwards, author of The Devil's Work

About the Author

Gillian McAllister lives in Birmingham with her boyfriend and her cat. She enjoys reading books in bed while it rains outside and that moment where you think 'what if...' and a novel idea is born.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th March 2017


Gillian McAllister

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Penguin Books Ltd


432 pages


Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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