The Good Sister by Gillian McAllister
Published June 11, 2019 – G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Description: An electrifying novel about the unyielding bond between two sisters, which is severely tested when one of them is accused of the worst imaginable crime.
Martha and Becky Blackwater are more than sisters–they’re each other’s lifelines. When Martha finds herself struggling to balance early motherhood and her growing business, Becky steps in to babysit her niece, Layla, without a second thought, bringing the two women closer than ever. But then the unthinkable happens, and Becky is charged with murder.
Nine months later, Becky is on trial and maintains her innocence–and so does Martha. Unable to shake the feeling that her sister couldn’t possibly be guilty, Martha sets out to uncover exactly what happened that night, and how things could have gone so wrong. As the trial progresses, fault lines between the sisters begin to show–revealing cracks deep in their relationship and threatening the family each has worked so hard to build. With incredible empathy and resounding emotional heft, The Good Sister is a powerhouse of a novel that will lead readers to question everything they know about motherhood, family, and the price of forgiveness. (publisher)
About the author:
Gillian McAllister graduated with a degree in English from the University of Birmingham. She lives in Birmingham, England, where she works as a lawyer. She is the author of Everything But the Truth and Anything You Do Say, both Sunday Timesbestsellers in the UK. THE GOOD SISTER is her US debut.
THE GOOD SISTER by Gillian McAllister
On Sale June 11, 2019 | G. P. Putnam’s Sons | Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-525-53939-1|
Praise for Gillian McAllister
“With fast-paced prose and several unexpected twists, [Gillian McAllister] skillfully weaves a web in which any of the characters might be the guilty party… a suspenseful courtroom drama full of poignant flashbacks and unique insights.”
“British author McAllister makes her U.S. debut with this riveting psychological thriller…Authentic courtroom scenes, intricate family dynamics, the conflicts of motherhood, and a shocking ending all add up to a winner.”
“With The Good Sister, Gillian McAllister explores the exclusionary power of intimacy. She captures that feeling of being in the circle of trust, outside of it. You come away with whiplash from empathizing with each character, even the judge. This is a deeply gratifying, taut courtroom drama and so much more. I don’t know how Gillian did it, but I’m so happy she did.”
—Caroline Kepnes, author of You and Providence
“I’ve just raced through the impressive The Good Sister. Loved this gripping and thought-provoking read!”
—B.A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors
“I read it in a breathless day and a half. Such a perfect balance of courtroom drama and family drama, so smooth and assured, it just flowed, seamlessly. I loved every page, every character, every twist and turn.”
—Lisa Jewell, author of Then She Was Gone
“I was totally swept up—and challenged—by this dark courtroom drama and am still wrestling with the brilliantly written dilemma at its heart.”
—Fiona Barton, author of The Child and The Widow
“The Good Sister is an ingeniously constructed courtroom drama with real flesh-and-blood characters and cliff-hanging suspense.”
—Louise Candlish, author of Our House
“An emotionally charged story about two sisters torn apart by the death of a child, it explores the joys and challenges that come with motherhood with a twist I didn’t see coming.”
—Hollie Overton, author of Baby Doll and The Walls
“Heart-rending and brilliant. Such incredible storytelling.”
—Jill Mansell, author of This Could Change Everything
4 thoughts on “Spotlight on The Good Sister by Gillian McAllister”
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