Everything But The Truth


I have written a book called Everything But The Truth. It was released in March 2017 and became a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller.

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

Here is what some people think of it:

Wonderful writing and a brilliant story. An amazing debut (B.A. Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors)

Perfection. Intriguing and compelling. An exceptional debut (Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO)

A beautifully written domestic noir full of secrets and lies that felt utterly plausible yet suspenseful and chilling. Perfectly paced, with a clever, tense plot that makes you question your own moral code. I was gripped from the very first page (Claire Douglas, author of LOCAL GIRL MISSING and THE SISTERS)

Everything but the Truth is a cracker of a debut, all the more gripping because it could happen to any of us. Rachel and Jack and Wally were completely real to me from the very first page; I HAD to know what was coming next. Tense, thrilling and compelling – this is a book to devour (Elizabeth Haynes)

Incredible! I read it all in one sweaty-palmed sitting. A morally complex mystery bound up in the everyday of our ordinary lives – it’s impossible to read this book and not ask yourself, how far would I go for love? (Harriet Reuter Hapgood, author of THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER)

Everything But the Truth is startlingly good. Claustrophobic, suspense-layered and devillishy twisty, it grabs your attention from the very first page. What makes Gilly McAllister’s debut rise above other psychological thrillers is a lead character you can’t help but root for – even though you suspect you shouldn’t. Wise, scary and terrifyingly real, this marks Gillian McAllister as a new star in psychological thrillers (Miranda Dickinson, Sunday Times bestselling author)

Everything But The Truth is a thunderous debut. An utterly unique story with a deep heartbeat and expertly crafted moral dilemmas. I read it in just two days, my heart in my mouth the whole time (Holly Seddon, author of TRY NOT TO BREATHE)

Addictive – I found myself wanting to pick it up at every opportunity. Rachel manages the delicate balance between believable and likeable and you find yourself praying things work out for her. This is a brilliant debut (Jenny Blackhurst, author of HOW I LOST YOU)

Once I’d started I was of course powerless to stop. Everything But the Truth is a dream début, brilliantly executed, clever and utterly realistic. I loved it (Jill Mansell, Sunday Times bestselling author)

Intriguing and atmospheric (Sheila O’Flanagan, Sunday Times bestselling author)

Gillian’s writing is beautiful. She weaves so much into every paragraph, revealing things slowly, as if pulling back a heavy curtain (Cressida McLaughlin)

Tense and compelling. Everything But The Truth is an assured, clever, page-turning book. A great debut (Paula Daly, bestselling author of The Mistake I Made)

A gripping, compelling page turner that kept me up half the night (Liz Nugent, bestselling author of R&J book club pick Lying in Wait)

McAllister delivers a fascinating, complex and fast paced read about love, lies and acceptance. You won’t be able to put it down! (Hollie Overton, author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick Baby Doll)

A disquieting exploration of how events in the past take on a whole new perspective when parenthood looms. An assured and gripping debut (Alex Marwood, bestselling author of The Darkest Secret)

A fast-paced page turner with an emotional punch that sets it apart from so many other psychological thrillers (Mark Edwards, author of The Devil’s Work)