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An emotional, courtroom drama that will keep you up at night to finish it.
Layla was just 8 weeks old when she was discovered dead. Her aunt, who had assumed the role of her nanny only days before is on trial for her murder.
This book starts out with what would appear to be a very sad, but straight forward case involving two sisters. But slowly begins to gain pace and momentum as neighbours, friends and the rescue crew are cross examined.
Sadly, for me, I guessed very early on what the real story was. But that didn’t take away from me the enjoyment of reading this book nor weaken the truly saddening accounts of Layla’s short life.
I gave this book 3.5 stars, not because I didn’t think it was great but rather I would’ve preferred more cross examination (I felt the courtroom chapters were too short). I appreciate that Gillian probably had to cut or alter a lot of the narrative to suit her plot. But I think if you’re going to do a courtroom drama then why not go the whole hog and bring in elements of the law, demonstrate how hard the prosecutors have to work and word to secure the jury’s vote.
All in all a great, haunting read that you can’t help but be drawn into reading to the very end.
This is a decent enough book, if a bit slow to get going. Gillian McAllister rarely disappoints.
BUT: This is McAllister's book The Good Sister with a different title. The Amazon blurb for No Further Questions consists of six short sentences, which bear little resemblance to the more detailed description of The Good Sister. It's therefore not immediately obvious that the two books are the same. I don't know if that's intentional or not, but my first attempt to warn people about this "didn't comply with guidelines". Make of that what you will, but more importantly, buy one or other of these books but not both!
I reviewed Anything You Do Say by Gillian Mcallister and gave it a well deserved five stars. This is the third book I’ve read by her and I’m afraid my least favourite. Narrated mainly by sisters Martha and Becky, the story tells of the tragic death of Martha’s eight week old daughter Layla, who was in Becky’s care at the time she died. Following suspicious results from the autopsy, Becky is on trial for murder. Every day Martha, her husband and her parents, sit in the public gallery and listen to the evidence of the expert witnesses. Was Layla’s death murder by smothering, or was it natural causes, a tragic cot death?
I’m sorry to say I found this book rather repetitive and somehow lacking in tension. In particular Martha seems to say the same thing over and over again. Whilst I’m sure that her internal recriminations are quite realistic given the terrible tragedy she has suffered, it was nonetheless rather tedious to read. I found myself skimming through pages towards the end of the book. Just like several other reviewers, I guessed the twist about half way through. That is not to say this is a bad book, it’s more that it could have done with some fairly robust editing to make it more concise. I’m afraid it’s not a patch on Gillian Mcallister’s first two novels but I will still be looking forward to her next book, due out Spring 2019.
I was in two minds whether or not to purchase this, I couldn't bear the thought of a 2 month old baby being killed by a relative. But curiosity got the better of me and I went for it anyway. However, like many others, I sussed what had happened very early on, and found that a lot of the content was repeated, again and again. The book could have been much shorter. I was appalled by the fact that nobody seemed the slightest bit concerned about the baby's continual screaming and crying. She should surely have been sent for tests, at the very least? Babies screaming and crying continually? Something must be wrong, she did need to be investigated medically. And BOTH parents leaving her like that when she WAS a screaming crying baby? Highly improbable. Especially after only 8 weeks. I didn't warm to any of the characters, I'm afraid. Like another reviewer, by the end I couldn't care less what happened to any of them. I did finish the book but it was hard going and a really difficult subject to stomach. I've read and enjoyed other books by Gillian but this one just doesn't work for me. Sorry.
I’m struggling to rate this, 3 is a little low but I couldn’t give it 4. This book tells the story of the court proceedings when an 8 weeks old baby has seemingly been murdered. The subject matter was very hardcore and at times (the autopsy I’m particular) made for very difficult and depressing reading. I also found it slow paced, really slow. There was a little twist to the story but not really worth it in the end. Overall not a great read for me although it was nicely written and the characters nicely developed, I liked that it was told from everyone’s point of view so it didn’t feel like you were in the courtroom the whole time. I wouldn’t recommend this book.
Friend of mine was telling me about this book & even though the topic it a sensitive one it did intrigue me. However I did find it really hard to get into due to the fact it was really slow paced & repetitive as it’s told from each characters point of view and overlapped a lot. Halfway through it started to hold my interest and move at a pace that kept you interested. The plot twist wasn’t expected & came at the right time & then it just ENDED. I don’t think I would recommend this book as it was a lot of the same but still nothing happening if that makes sense & then it all comes together & it’s over. Had such high hopes but was a little disappointing.
I got this as I had been completely blown away by another book she wrote (Anything You Do Say) but this did not live up to my expectations. I thought it was easy to guess the conclusion about 3/4 through and that made me feel disappointed. Read the other book - that is a fantastic read!
The storyline, which played out within a courtroom, was well constructed, compelling and the characters suitably complex. However, I guessed the ending really early which frustrated me no end and thus results in the three instead of four star rating.
This was a harrowing subject, but i persevered. There were very tedious parts and lots of flashbacks and I guessed what the ending was going to be 2/3 of the way through the book. Not my favourite read.