ABOUT 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’s overcome with terror – fearing years in a foreign jail away from her child.
She asks for your help. It wasn’t her fault, not really. 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 your trust in one another.
What really happened that night?
Who is lying to who?
Who will be the first to crack?
Frannie, Joe and Cathy are over the top close with each other. They work together in the family’s veterinary practice, live next door to each other, and holiday together in the Italian villa which they own. They would do anything for each other. Now I have to say here, I did not like any of them and could understand how Joe’s wife felt, sitting on the outside of this trio.
They were on holiday in Italy when a phone from Cathy sent the siblings running to her side, in the middle of the night. She had run a man over, and he was dead. Cathy was near hysterical, terrified that she would go to prison and not be allowed to see her young son. A plan was made-up, to cover up the accident and dispose of the body. The story is told by the siblings, as news of the missing man hits the town.
Now saying that I do not like the siblings is one thing, feeling compelled to read just how far these three will go is another. I liked how the story developed with the involvement of the police and how they were creating a picture. The story jumps between the police and the siblings as more about the man comes to light.
To be a good liar you have to have a good memory but when there are three people not telling the truth is becomes complicated. I liked the pace of this story as it was developing at two speeds, the steady investigation and the paranoia which was rapidly setting in between the siblings.
I was impressed at the twists and turns throughout. Excellent storyline.
I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gillian McAllister has been writing for as long as she can remember. She graduated with an English degree before working as a lawyer. She lives in Birmingham, where she now writes full-time. She is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Everything but the Truth, Anything You Do Say, No Further Questions, The Evidence Against You and How To Disappear. –This text refers to the paperback edition.