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    Gripping & Compelling

    The Evidence Against You was a totally riveting read. It was a twisty, suspenseful and tense novel that was full of uncertainty and it had me second-guessing every character. The parts that were written in the present were told from Izzy's point of view. The chapters that were set in the past were told from Izzy and Gabe's outlook (Gabe was Izzy's father). I loved this because the characters were so engaging and I found myself rooting for Izzy all the way. It was beautifully written by Gillian McAllister and genuinely unpredictable and I had no idea if Gabe was guilty or not until the ultimate resolution, making for a highly satisfying and fascinating read. This gripping mystery thriller had me desperate to know what really happened and eventually, all of the loose ends were tied up bringing everything nicely together. I am keen to read more from this talented author and I highly recommend this thoroughly enjoyable read. I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel, at my own request, from Penguin UK - Michael Joseph via NetGalley. This review is my own unbiased opinion.
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    A bit repetitive but good

    18 years ago, Gabe English was convicted of murdering his wife Alexandra leaving 17 year old Izzy to be cared for by grandparents. Izzy gave up her dreams of becoming a ballet dancer to re-open her mothers restaurant continuing to live under the shadow of her father actions. The day comes when Gabe is released and he turns up outside the restaurant leaving a note for Izzy that he wants to talk, to convince her he is innocent. Slowly, reluctantly she starts to meet with him and the old feelings for her father resurface and she starts to believe him. She continually reflects back over memories of childhood but also the life after and the family life she missed out on, fantasising on what could have been. A tale of emotions, confusion and hopes of what might have been and could be. The shared memories that contradict each other, the opinions of Gabes family and old friends and the evidence obtained by her policeman husband gives Izzy a yoyo ride to find out the truth. This book is a little repetitive with the "what could have been" but the more you read the more this is understandable so it is worth persevering. .A story that tells of determination and acceptance that the truth can be found if you believe it.
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    The evidence against you

    Good book, though the ending was a disappointing one, just seemed to be a bit wishy-washy, but worth the read.
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    The Evidence Against You

    A very well written book, covering the very difficult subject of what happens to children after one parent kills the other. In my mind I am sure 4 stars is the right rating, but I can't explain why I didn't give the book a 5.
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    A little unrealistic

    When Izzy’s father Gabe is released from jail after serving his sentence for killing her mother, he is still professing his innocence. But how much should she believe? After enjoying Gillian McAllister’s previous novel ‘No Further Questions’ I was excited to read ‘The Evidence Against You’ which is a twisty crime thriller that focuses on family loyalty. I liked how the plot kept you guessing and changing your opinion of Gabe multiple times throughout the story. It’s a book that hooks you in and is an easy read -I finished it in just a few sittings. I had a few problems with the plot itself though - I thought a lot of it was a bit too convenient to be realistic to be honest. The story itself is too strung out although I can kind of see why – you don’t get a full book otherwise and the story itself is quite a simple one. However, it does feel like all of the backstory and exposition could have just been told to Izzy in one sitting rather than being handed out in handy chunks whenever it was needed in the plot. This led to it feeling a little repetitive in places and the use of similar phrases dotted throughout didn’t help with this. I personally found it unrealistic that Izzy, now 36 years old, had never looked at any information on her father’s crime and mother’s murder – surely you’d look up something later in life or have things explained by other people or just read bits on the news? I thought her character as a whole was a little annoying especially as she kept keeping secrets for no reason – she didn’t feel very well rounded. I found the end resolution to be a little disappointing too – it sort of fizzled out rather than giving me a big twist ‘oh wow’ moment. I had thought I had guessed what was going to happen and my idea was better than what actually happened, to be honest! Overall The Evidence Against You is a twisty read but felt a little unrealistic for me. Thank you to NetGalley & Penguin UK – Michael Joseph for the chance to read the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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