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  • Published: 31 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405942447
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $22.99

That Night

The Gripping Richard & Judy Psychological Thriller

The gripping new psychological thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author which asks the ultimate question: How far should you go to protect those you love?

Frannie, Cathy and Joe have always been close, bound not just as family, but by a tragic past until that night their loyalties are tested.
Frannie has killed a man. Hit him with her car. She can't go to jail, she has a baby and this wasn't her fault, not really.
Cathy and Joe agree to help: burying the body, lying to the police. But tangled in lies that grow knottier, the family struggles to accept what they've done.
Who will crack first?
Whose conscience will not be silenced?
Or will these siblings prove that blood is thicker than murder?

  • Published: 31 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405942447
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Gillian McAllister

Gillian McAllister has been writing for as long as she can remember. She graduated with an English degree and lives in Birmingham, where she now works as a lawyer. Her debut novel Everything But The Truth was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. You can find her on Twitter @gillianmauthor.

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Praise for That Night

I read it in a breathless day and a half. I loved every page

Lisa Jewell

Praise for Gillian McAllister


An exceptional thriller with a thumping, emotional heart


As tense as a piano string

Sunday Times

Addictive, clever, twisty


I loved this gripping and thought-provoking read

B. A. Paris

Tense, compelling, with a clever grand reveal

Daily Mail

One of the best courtroom dramas I've ever read

Cara Hunter

Kept me glued to every page

Good Housekeeping

Gripping, cleverly-constructed, and heart-wrenching. Truly original

Paula Daly

Intelligent. Compulsive. Heart-wrenching. Unforgettable

Jane Corry

Brilliantly written

Fiona Barton

A thrilling mystery with a strong emotional heart

Woman & Home

Ingeniously constructed, with real flesh-and-blood characters and cliff-hanging suspense

Louise Candlish

Beautifully written and incredibly gripping, THAT NIGHT asks us a terrifying question: would you bury a body to protect your family? There is a breathless, almost claustrophobic tension to the story - it gave me genuine shivers. Gillian writes human emotion with immense skill, and the dynamic between the three siblings in this book is just masterfully done. I can't wait to see what Gillian writes next

Beth O'Leary

So slippery, you will struggle to catch your breath. With That Night, Gillian McAllister has secured her throne as the queen of the moral dilemma

Holly Seddon

It's a rare book that outfoxes me but That Night kept me guessing and kept me fooled. Clever, pacy and so gripping that my heart raced

C.L. Taylor

That Night crept into my every waking thought. A claustrophobic, twisty novel that will have you asking "what would I do?"

Lia Louis

That Night is yet another triumph, intricately plotted and beautifully written, it's going to be huge

Jill Mansell

Another unputdownable what-would-you-do thriller, rich with McAllister's trademark twists and emotional depth

Erin Kelly

That Night was like watching a gripping, tense and claustrophobic box set! My heart was in my mouth the whole time. Her best yet

Claire Douglas

A propulsive, compelling thriller with a killer premise that will have you asking, 'What would I do?'

Lucy Clarke

Brilliantly addictive and dark

Russell Kane

Incredibly tense and gripping

Adele Parks

I inhaled the entire thing in one day and I DO NOT know how she does it. What an absolute corker

Lindsey Kelk

OH MY GOD! Had me absolutely gripped. It's such a stressful read (in a really good way). Claustrophobic and tense and completely absorbing. Just brilliant

Jane Fallon

Gillian McAllister just gets better and better. I loved this tautly plotted and beautifully written look at siblings and secrets

Clare Mackintosh

From its propulsive opening to its devastating finale, That Night explores the terrible cost of family loyalty and the lines all of us might cross for those we love. Her best yet

TM Logan, author of The Holiday and Trust Me

Vividly written, furiously tense, impossible to put down. I zoomed through it, desperate to know what happens

B P Walter, author of The Dinner Guest

That Night is exactly the type of book to be read poolside, cocktail in hand, in roughly two or three sittings


A cracking what-would-you-do thriller

Fabulous Magazine

Included in 'Top Ten Bestselling Books for Summer 2021'

You Magazine

I absolutely loved That Night . . . A fantastic read. It's my kind of page turner - perfectly calibrated psychological suspense

Shari Lapena

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