Gillian McAllister – Psychological Thriller writer explains how to research the unresearchable

Gillian McAllister is a Sunday Times Top 10 bestselling author, who has just published her 5th novel, ‘How to Disappear’. It’s a romantic psychological thriller set in witness protection. It’s about Lauren whose daughter Zara sees a terrible crime, and together they must disappear and leave everything behind… including the man Lauren loves.

It comes off the back of phenomenal success for her other novels, ‘Everything But The Truth’, ‘Anything You Do Say’, ‘No Further Questions’ and ‘The Evidence Against You’.

We chat about how you research the witness protection scheme, which quite rightly by its very nature is hard to find out about. You can hear why she likes to get the first draft done quickly, how she mixes plotting and pantsing, and how her background as a lawyer really helps out from time to time.

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