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The Choice

(2020)
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"Almost unbearably tense." --The New York Times Book Review

"A Sliding Doors thriller with a moral dilemma at its heart. Brilliant." --Claire Douglas, author of Last Seen Alive

A captivating, ingenious novel by the author of The Good Sister about a woman faced with an impossible choice after attacking an unknown assailant, urging readers to ask themselves: What would you do?


It's the end of a night out and Joanna is walking home alone. Then she hears the sound every woman dreads: footsteps behind her, getting faster. She's sure it's him--the man from the bar who wouldn't leave her alone. So Joanna makes a snap decision. She turns, she pushes. Her pursuer tumbles down the steps and lies motionless, facedown on the ground. Now what?

Addictive and compelling, The Choice follows the two paths Joanna's future might take, depending on the choice she makes. If she calls the police right away, she can save the man's life. Yet doing so puts her own innocence at risk, as she waits for judgment on a charge of assault and the hope that her husband and everyone she loves will stand by her. But if she runs and goes home as if nothing has happened, no one will ever know. No one saw her do it, and it's only up to Joanna to keep quiet...forever.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A Sliding Doors thriller with a moral dilemma at its heart. Brilliant." - Claire Douglas

"A terrific premise, delivered with panache." - Clare Mackintosh

"Assured and gripping." - Alex Marwood

"An addictive, exciting and devilishly clever book." - Holly Seddon

"I literally could not put this book down. This isn’t a far-fetched psychological thriller; this is a deeply human novel about a split-second, life-changing decision any woman could find herself having to make. What would I do? I found myself asking, from the very first page. Razor sharp, brilliantly written, and utterly gripping. Highly recommended." - Rosie Walsh


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June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Choice
Author(s): Gillian McAllister
ISBN: 0-593-18800-4 / 978-0-593-18800-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


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June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Choice
Author(s): Gillian McAllister
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Choice
Author(s): Gillian McAllister
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA