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Book Review: That Night by Gillian McAllister (ARC)

"What would you do to protect your family? ANYTHING.

That night everything changed. The night Frannie commited a murder, but she didn’t mean to…

That night we helped her bury the body, what else could we do?

One hot summers night in Italy, Joe and Cathy Plant receive a phone call that will change their lives forever.

Their sister Frannie has killed a man, and she needs their help.

They were always close, some might say too close, siblings who worked together, lived next door to each other

And now they’ve buried a body together…

But when they return to England, Frannie, Joe and Cathy become tangled in lies in they’ve been telling,

to the police, to their friends, to each other…

But if you can’t trust your family, who can you trust?"


Pages: 464

I received That Night by Gillian McAllister for free by Penguin Michael Joseph in exchange for an honest review as part of a blog tour. Thank you so much to the lovely Sriya for my advanced copy!


Make sure to check out all of the amazing bloggers on the tour!


In That Night we follow the Plant siblings - Cathy, Joe and Frannie - as they try and cover up a murder that Frannie has committed. That Night explores what one might do to protect family and also how much a family bond can take before it is ultimately shattered.

That Night is a heavily character driven story which I really enjoyed! I liked how the story had each of the siblings' point of view so we could really get inside each of their heads and see how different each one reacts to significant pressure. It was amazing to see the lengths that they would go to so they could avoid being caught but ended up digging themselves deeper into trouble. Also I thought the sibling bond was really well done.


It was a very suspenseful read all throughout and I really liked the short chapters because they helped add to the suspense! Plus, I really enjoyed the twists along the way - I didn't see them coming and a few even had me shouting "Oh my God!" out loud which is always fun!


I love books that hit me with big moral and legal questions because it is always so interesting to explore them and That Night handles them amazingly. I thought the scenarios that the siblings got themselves in to were so believable and it is easy to see how a snowball effect of criminality would occur!


That Night is a thrilling, intelligent and philosophical read that will make you examine your own morality! Perfect for fans of How To Get Away With Murder!


Thank you so much to Penguin Michael Joseph and Gillian McAllister for this review copy! Thank you for reading my thoughts, you can also find me on my Twitter and Instagram! Let me know if you have any recommendations of what I should read next.

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