How to Disappear (Paperback)Gillian McAllister (author)
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The gripping Sunday Times bestseller that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last page
'Bravo! How to Disappear is undoubtedly her best yet. Gripping and emotional - a cracking read' Clare Mackintosh
'A relentless drumroll of suspense . . . ranks among the best psychological-suspense thrillers of recent years' A. J. Finn
You can run, you can hide, but can you disappear for good?
Lauren's daughter Zara witnessed a terrible crime. But speaking up comes with a price, and when Zara's identity is revealed online, it puts a target on her back.
The only choice is to disappear.
To keep Zara safe, Lauren will give up everything and everyone she loves, even her husband.
There will be no goodbyes. Their pasts will be rewritten. New names, new home, new lives.
The rules are strict for a reason. They are being hunted. One mistake - a text, an Instagram like - could bring their old lives crashing into the new.
They can never assume someone isn't watching, waiting.
As Lauren will learn, disappearing is easy. Staying hidden is harder . . .
'Totally addictive, with twists that repeatedly pulled the rug from under my feet' Erin Kelly
'Tense and unpredictable. I couldn't put it down' Claire Douglas
'If Jodi Picoult wrote psychological thrillers, they would look like this. A compulsive read with a jaw-dropping twist, I read it in a day' Rosamund Lupton
'An intricate and spellbinding exploration of the devastating ripples that spread from a terrible crime' Holly Seddon
'I read How to Disappear with my heart in my mouth' Lia Louis
'Chilling' Mariella Frostrup, Times Radio
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
A clever and original thriller with a brilliant ending. Beautifully written and emotional as well as tense and unpredictable, I couldn't put it down. -- Claire Douglas
Totally addictive: clever, convincing and ingeniously plotted with twists that repeatedly pulled the rug from under my feet. But more than that, How to Disappear is peopled with characters so real and relatable you feel you could reach out and touch them. Any crime writer can keep you turning the pages - but few can make you care this much. -- Erin Kelly
Some thrillers stage a few moments of high anxiety (at best); more thrillers simply sprinkle jitters here and there, like piano ditties peppered lightly with minor chords. But How to Disappear is a relentless drumroll of suspense, a knife-edge novel in which - at any moment, with any word, in the spaces between words - the characters can drop into danger as though falling through a trapdoor. They aren't safe for even an instant . . . and neither is the reader who cares about them (and who couldn't?). Gillian McAllister's rattling, deeply satisfying book ranks among the best psychological-suspense thrillers of recent years, but you'll be reminded too of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty, Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere. Bloody hell, this is a good one. -- A. J. Finn
If Jodi Picoult wrote psychological thrillers, they would look like this. A compulsive read with a jaw-dropping twist, I read it in a day -- Rosamund Lupton
Tense, twisty and perfectly paced, How To Disappear is a compelling portrait of a family under unbearable pressure - where one false step invites disaster into all their lives -- T. M. Logan
Gillian McAllister has done it again. How to Disappear is a captivating story with unforgettable characters. This is one you can't put down and you won't soon forget -- Samantha Downing
I couldn't look away from this intricate and spellbinding exploration of the devastating ripples that spread from a terrible crime. The desperate and dangerous slippery slope that one family finds themselves on is as gut punching as it is believable. Whip smart and wonderfully written. -- Holly Seddon
This intricately plotted drama is a masterclass in taut, twisty but beautiful writing * Sun *
A clever, compulsive, cat-and-mouse family thriller that made my heart race. Never ever, would I want to go into a witness protection programme after this. Absolutely brilliant -- Jane Corry
High tension, believable characters and a terrific plot. A truly riveting read -- Lesley Kara
A totally gripping and heart-wrenching story that leaves you breathless. Her best book yet, and that's saying something -- Jane Fallon
At its core, this tense page-turner is a deeply original love story, and its characters are so warm and real that they stole my heart. I was absolutely gripped by Lauren, Aidan and Zara's story - rarely have I read a novel so fast. -- Beth O'Leary
Tense and brilliant. If anyone's found expired with a copy of it lying next to them, it'll be because they flat-out forgot to breathe. This is her best book yet -- Jill Mansell
My goodness, it's brilliant. The ending blew me away! A superb, tense and thrilling ride. I admit I stayed up far too late to finish it, but it was so worth it -- Melanie Golding
If you read one book this year, make it this one -- Adam Croft
I read How to Disappear with my heart in my mouth. Beautiful, layered, suffocating, with an impossible love story at its heart. -- Lia Louis
Another brilliant psychological thriller from Gillian McAllister * Hello! *
Utterly compelling, addictive and gripping; the best psychological thriller I've read this year -- Lucy Clarke
I was blown away. Being forced to consider the reality of life under witness protection, of family members having to make impossible, brutal choices, was heartbreaking. I think it will resonate with many people. It's an outstanding and utterly gripping novel that deserves to be a bestseller -- Emma Curtis
A highly original novel about witness protection that is tense and compelling with a great ending. Her best yet! -- Mark Edwards
Intense, utterly believable and at times shocking, it will make you see the world - even one in confinement - through new eyes * WI Life *
This book explores just how brutal witness protection can be, and the choices people involved must make * Woman's Own *
This intricately plotted drama is a masterclass in taut, twisty but beautiful writing * Fabulous *
A rollercoaster that will leave you gasping and turning the pages for more * Refinery29 *
The author's best book yet * Prima *
Included in 'The Hottest Summer Reads' * Cosmopolitan *
Included in 'Book Club' * Woman's Weekly *
Praise for Gillian McAllister * - *
I read it in a breathless day and a half. I loved every page
As tense as a piano string * Sunday Times *
An exceptional debut
An exceptional thriller with a thumping, emotional heart * Heat *
Addictive, clever, twisty * Sun *
I loved this gripping and thought-provoking read
Ingeniously constructed, with real flesh-and-blood characters and cliff-hanging suspense
Tense, compelling, with a clever grand reveal * Daily Mail *
One of the best courtroom dramas I've ever read
Kept me glued to every page * Good Housekeeping *
Gripping, cleverly-constructed, and heart-wrenching. Truly original
Intelligent. Compulsive. Heart-wrenching. Unforgettable
A thrilling mystery with a strong emotional heart * Woman & Home *
McAllister ratchets up the tension to excellent effect in this addictive page-turner * Connaught Telegraph *
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