The evidence against you by Gillian McAllister #bookreview #gifted

So, I have a problem with buying books and then not reading them.

For example, I own and have bought both of Gillian McAllister’s previous books on their release and I have still not read them.

I will read them.

I will read all my books. Eventually. I’m sure. Fingers crossed. Wish me luck.

But so far her third book is the first one I’ve read.

And recently I have seen the book about everywhere. In fact, I have read a lot of really glowing reviews of The evidence against you by Gillian McAllister. A lot of fellow bloggers have really enjoyed the book.

But I was a little (just a little) disappointed.

I just can’t say I loved it. Don’t get me wrong I thought that it was good, well written and a had decent plot.

I thought that The evidence against you was a solid read. Solid.

But, I also thought that it was slow. Not slow burn slow – something I love. But just slow.

I thought the plot was good but there wasn’t much else other than the main story going on and the characters read to me a bit two dimensional. I wanted more to happen, and a lot of the time I spent waiting for more story that never came. I love a good sub-plot.

The book was very well written. I loved Gillian McAllister’s writing.

The writing kept me reading. Kept me turning those pages.

I found that although the story was slow and maybe a bit repetitive in places, I was still more than happy to read on. I never once thought about putting the book aside. It was slow but it was also good.

I think this review might be coming across as a bit more negative than I intend. Because I did enjoy the book. And I still very much want to read more by Gillian McAllister in the future. I will read all the books I buy. I will. I will.

I loved the ending.

It wasn’t some big twist, but rather a suitable ending for a rather sedate story. It was a little tragic. And I thought that the ending had a lot of potential and I wished the final aspect had been explored more. Have you read it? Do you know what I mean? The institutionalisation?

Gillian McAllister has been an author I have wanted to read for a while now, so I was delighted when I received a copy of her latest book from the publisher via NetGalley. Thank you.

Book Blurb

It’s the day her father will be released from jail. Izzy English has every reason to feel conflicted – he’s the man who gave her a childhood filled with happy memories. But he has also just served seventeen years for the murder of her mother.

Now, Izzy’s father sends her a letter. He wants to talk, to defend himself against each piece of evidence from his trial. But should she give him the benefit of the doubt? Or is her father guilty as charged, and luring her into a trap?

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