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Gillian McAllister

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Gillian McAllister graduated with an English degree in 2006 and is now a lawyer with a large law firm.

Her blog has been featured in various publications including Company magazine. You can find it at

She lives in Birmingham with her boyfriend and cat.

Genres: Mystery
Gillian McAllister recommends
My Husband the Stranger (2017)
Rebecca Done
"An intelligent, moving and gripping read."
You Don't Know Me (2017)
Imran Mahmood
"A dazzling debut - authentic, funny, sad, sympathetic. I was utterly gripped. Rich in understanding of human nature, acerbic on the rights and wrongs of the justice system."
Fierce Kingdom (2017)
Gin Phillips
"I was absolutely captivated by this book. So, so tense, but wonderfully written. The perfect book."
The Doll House (2017)
Phoebe Morgan
"A brilliantly creepy and insightfully written debut. I tore through it."
The Liar's Girl (2018)
Catherine Ryan Howard
"A stand-out book... Real and sympathetic characters, a flawlessly-paced plot and a genuinely original premise. I finished it at 2:00am, my heart pounding!"
Exhibit Alexandra (2018)
Natasha Bell
"I adored Exhibit Alexandra. I thought it was a smart, original page turner which really brought something different to the thriller genre. It kept me up half the night!"
Let Me Lie (2018)
Clare Mackintosh
"Brilliant. Tense and surprising but heartbreaking and sensitively written . . . I expect no less from Clare but she seems to get better with each novel."
Love Will Tear Us Apart (2018)
Holly Seddon
"One of the most moving and involving books I have ever read... just perfect. I absolutely loved it."
The Suspect (2019)
(Kate Waters, book 3)
Fiona Barton
"A fast-paced whodunnit with heart, characters I feel I know and a deliciously dark twist. Superb writing, often blackly funny, and a scene that made me cry into my pillow."
On My Life (2019)
Angela Clarke
"I loved it. A searing take on the treatment of women in prison as well as a fast-paced and smart thriller."
The Sight of You (2020)
Holly Miller
"This book stole my heart. It reminds me of how I felt when I first read The Time Traveler's Wife. Special, inventive, heartbreaking and empathetic, it's a book about whether it's better to have loved and lost, or never to have loved at all. Women's fiction at its finest."

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