Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Everything but the Truth - Gillian McAllister - taut domestic noir for the internet generation

My Review

Everything but the truth is about relationships and secrets a taut Domestic Noir thriller/ romance.

Rachel and Jack are like any young couple, they are very much of the Social media generation, they haven't been together long enough to really deeply know each other inside out, but what they do know is they are in love, they are in it for the long haul, which is just as well as Rachel is expecting Jacks baby.

Perhaps they should have waited a while, but Things are what they are and they both very much want this baby, after all they have the rest of their lives to get to know the little quirks of each others lives.

But although Rachel is certain that Jacks the man for her to spend the rest of her life with, a judder of deja vu runs through her when, following a glimpse of an email he tries to conceal, she suddenly begins to suspect he may be hiding something from her, after all this has happened to her recently in a previous relationship which crashed when she had cause to mistrust boyfriend Ben. Surely history can't repeat itself?

It soon becomes evident that Jack is hiding something but will Rachel make matters worse if she persists in trying to uncover his past? She is clearly keeping something bottled up herself and her past life as doctor even though she is no longer practising medicine is revealed in snippets and we work out that nothing is straightforward with this couple at all and makes us think perhaps its better not to know than keep digging and digging until the hidden is revealed in its stark hideousness.

The book is very contemporary and Jack and Rachel are the couple of today we see all the time in the cafe sipping their lattes and gazing into each others eyes. Well next time you're people watching maybe this book will make you wonder just what is simmering beneath the surface and ask the question do we really know our partners and ourselves?

With plenty of red herrings, twists and reveals it's a thoroughly entertaining page turner to satisfy the modern romantic with a penchant for examining the darker side of relationships and personalities a taut Domestic Noir for the internet generation.

The Blurb and accolades

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

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