Everything but the Truth by Gillian McAllister #BookReview

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What’s it about?

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?

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star three and a half

How well can you really know someone? Everything But The Truth focuses on trust, what it can do to you if your trust is broken and how the smallest of lies told can spiral entirely out of control. Rachel tries to uncover a secret she is convinced Jack is keeping from her. Rachel is very condemning but at the same time she seems to have her own secrets to hold close to her heart. I really liked her own backstory, I was really drawn to those parts of the novel about her work in the hospital. I really looked forward returning to those every time, but even though I came to understand her and I sympathized with her at first, I felt she was being a bit hypocritical as the story progressed because she of all people should know better. You might want to hold up a certain image of yourself but if you can’t be yourself in a relationship and not share your burdens, who are you kidding then for the next 30 years?

Everything But The Truth was an easy and enjoyable read with short chapters, but I was expecting a real thriller and this is a character-driven novel that I could describe as an exploration of the relationship of a young couple and their discovery that nobody is really perfect.

The novel is thought-provoking and you won’t be able to resist questioning your morals and conscience regarding Jack and Rachel.

I received a free copy of this novel from the author. This is my honest opinion.

10 thoughts on “Everything but the Truth by Gillian McAllister #BookReview

  1. Great review Inge. This sounds like a nice read and I am glad to hear that it was thought provoking. Sometimes character-driven stories tend to be really slow but this one doesn’t seem to have suffered from that.

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