How to Disappear by Gillian McAllister #BookReview #PenguinUK-MichaelJoseph #NetGalley #5*




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You can run, you can hide, but can you disappear for good?

Lauren’s daughter Zara witnessed a terrible crime. But speaking up comes with a price, and when Zara’s identity is revealed online, it puts a target on her back.

The only choice is to disappear.

From their family, their friends, even from Lauren’s husband.

No goodbyes. Just new names, new home, new lives.

One mistake – a text, an Instagram like – could bring their old lives crashing into the new.

As Lauren will learn, disappearing is easy.

Staying hidden is much harder . . .




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Tense & Thrilling!         stars 5


Wow – I had to wait until my heart stopped thudding and the blood ceased rushing through my ears to think clearly enough to write my review for this!

Lauren’s daughter sees a dreadful crime being committed and does the ‘right thing’ by telling the police what she witnessed. But when it’s discovered who she is, it puts the whole family in peril and changes their lives drastically. The only thing left is to disappear, but the slightest error can plunge them all back into the danger zone. Can they make a clean break from everything and everyone they know?

What a story! There is some very clever writing in this one. I slipped into it very easily, getting to know the characters and understanding what was happening and then things warmed up; the tension was palpable! Lying in bed last evening, reading (as you do) I found myself with my heart racing one minute and beads of perspiration forming on my forehead the next. Suspenseful just doesn’t seem to be enough to describe how my senses have been stretched reading this, and I’m rather pleased to find I have a lighter read next – I’m not sure my heart could take another thriller hot on the heels of this one! Gillian McAllister has excelled herself this time round and I cannot recommend this novel highly enough. Without any doubt, this is a five star read.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: psychological suspense thriller
  • Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
  • Size: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin UK – Michael Joseph
  • Publication Date: 9 July 2020
  • Links: Goodreads
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Gillian McAllister


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 and The Evidence Against You.


Social Media


Twitter: @GillianMAuthor

Facebook: @gillianmcallisterauthor

Instagram: @gillianmauthor


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