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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Evidence Against You by Gillian McAllister, read by Zoe Telford. 

Don't miss the new thriller from the best-selling author of Anything You Do Say and No Further Questions.

It's the day her father will be released from jail. Izzy English has every reason to feel conflicted - he's the man who gave her a childhood filled with happy memories. But he has also just served 17 years for the murder of her mother.  

Now, Izzy's father sends her a letter. He wants to talk, to defend himself against each piece of evidence from his trial. But should she give him the benefit of the doubt? Or is her father guilty as charged and luring her into a trap?  

©2019 Gillian McAllister (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic reviews

 "Absolutely unputdownable." (Erin Kelly, best-selling author of He Said/She Said)  

"I loved every page, every character." (Lisa Jewell)

"Gripping and thought-provoking." (B A Paris)

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Absolutely brilliant!

Another fantastic book from Gillian McAllister. Listened to it in two days and every word had me gripped. The characters were so believable and I could relate to so much of the story line. Some parts had me smiling and some brought a tear to my eyes. Zoe did an amazing job with the narration and really brought the story to life. I will be looking for more books she's narrated. . Gillian, please keep on writing :-)

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AMAZING

This book was gripping from start to finish. I cried at least once!! a must read/listen

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Narrator spoiled story and enjoyment

I was very disappointed by the performance and narration of this book.
The synopsis seemed very interesting and just the type of book I enjoy. I could also tell that the author had written the book with expertise.
However, the droning voice and pessimistic tone of the narrator totally put me off. I tried four times to listen to this book but each time could only hear four or so chapters before her voice grated so much I had to turn it off.
I really wish I could read this book but unfortunately I am blind. If only it had another narrator! Any chance of this happening?
I think publishers should be more careful in their choice of book performers

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Good book

Really enjoyed this book, would recommend it and voice of the reader was very relaxing.

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Irritating narrator

I have tried to persevere with this book, but find the hushed voice of the narrator unbelievably irritating.

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No tension build up but nice story.

The story is solid and it works but I didn't feel myself hanging on to their every word waiting for them to solve this mystery, the reveals fell flat and even when she's learning new things it didn't set my mind racing trying to fit all the facts together.
The main characters are well thought out but all else fell away.

The narrator manages to whisper for 14 hours straight so kudos to them. Not sure it added much to the overall story telling but it did mean I had to concentrate even more just to stay with the story.

Overall its average at best.

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Narration really put me off

I tried to listen to this book several times. But the narrator is so so quiet she's whispering. It meant I spent more time concentrating on understanding the words, rather than relaxing into the story. I like to listen to books in the car, or when I'm cooking, in both instances the need to concentrate because she was whispering made it an unnatural experience. Couldn't finish, which is a shame.

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Couldn’t get past the narration

I wanted to give this book a chance but I got annoyed with the narration. Listening when outside with headphones, I couldn’t hear some of the words she was saying and had to keep skipping back. Gave up in the end and returned the book. I wish Audible would give us a longer sample of books before purchasing.

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Good idea but poor execution

It would benefit from editing all the boring bits. The ending is predictable and too far fetched. The reader made the best of it but couldn’t overcome the flaws.

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Beautifully judged

I love this writer. The characters are subtle, complex and engaging. Yes, there is suspense and a murder at the centre of the story - but the real story is the emotional impact this event has on her daughter and husband. Gillian McAllister avoids cliche and generalisation that can so often ruin this genre. This is just a really well written novel, that happens to be about a murder. The narrator is very classy. At first I was annoyed by her slightly underpowered, whispery vocalisation (it was hard to hear on the tube) - but I got used to it. Her pacing, characterisation and use of intonation is spot on. All round, this is a great listen!