False Witness - Karin Slaughter

False Witness

By Karin Slaughter

  • Release Date: 2021-07-20
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,073 Ratings

Description

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"There's deception, sabotage, violence, family secrets . . . all the stuff you could want from a fictional page-turner."— theSkimm 

Recommended by Washington Post • theSkimm • GMA.com • Popsugar • Bustle • Atlanta Journal-Constitution • Augusta Chronicle • Sun-Sentinel • Mystery and Suspense Magazine • and more!

He saw what you did. He knows who you are…

From the New York Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her and The Silent Wife, an electrifying standalone thriller.

AN ORDINARY LIFE…

Leigh Collier has worked hard to build what looks like a normal life. She’s an up-and-coming defense attorney at a prestigious law firm in Atlanta, would do anything for her sixteen-year-old daughter Maddy, and is managing to successfully coparent through a pandemic after an amicable separation from her husband Walter.

HIDES A DEVASTATING PAST...

But Leigh’s ordinary life masks a childhood no one should have to endure … a childhood tarnished by secrets, broken by betrayal, and ultimately destroyed by a brutal act of violence.

BUT NOW THE PAST IS CATCHING UP…

On a Sunday night at her daughter’s school play, she gets a call from one of the firm's partners who wants Leigh to come on board to defend a wealthy man accused of multiple counts of rape. Though wary of the case, it becomes apparent she doesn't have much choice if she wants to keep her job. They're scheduled to go to trial in one week. When she meets the accused face-to-face, she realizes that it’s no coincidence that he’s specifically asked for her to represent him. She knows him. And he knows her. More to the point, he may know what happened over twenty years ago, and why Leigh has spent two decades avoiding her past.  

AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

Suddenly she has a lot more to lose than this case. The only person who can help is her younger, estranged sister Callie—the last person Leigh would ever want to drag into this after all they’ve been through. But with the life-shattering truth in danger of being revealed, she has no choice...

“A high-stakes thriller . . . Her heroines are believable, flawed and courageous.” –OYINKAN BRAITHWAITE

Reviews

  • Good but overwritten

    3
    By dmbRJR
    Enjoyable read that could be accomplished in 400 pages or less.
  • Great story but . .

    3
    By frenchy0674
    Great story, but it seemed to drag on and on and on. I would skip paragraphs, just to get back into what happened next.
  • Great!

    5
    By DenverShopper2214
    Great, suspenseful, & heart wrenching read!
  • A sad, gut wrenching story…

    5
    By LQ Shopper
    An inside look at the lives of those touched by monsters, and how they fight their way out of the maelstrom that had become their lives.
  • Loved this!

    5
    By Onioneye
    The author never ceases to amaze me. I have read all of her books and this latest one did not disappoint. The depth of her characters make me feel their emotions.
  • False Witness

    5
    By Mmm meggie
    Best book you have written. The love, tenderness, brutal honesty, and excruciating pain and loneliness depicted in this book brings so much hope, tears, and a very grateful heart not only to me but I dare dream for our world. Thank you. Blessed be.
  • 5 stars

    5
    By VintageGirl12
    Couldn’t put it down!!
  • It was Ohhhk - Meh.

    3
    By Lark Bfly
    It’s no Grant county or Will Trent book, but it was a decent read. Love her work and normally I can read her books in a day or 2; this one took me about a week. For those of us in need of a Slaughter masterpiece fix - it’ll have to do. I sure do miss Will who she has made all of us love!
  • Emotional roller coaster

    5
    By drdrnatasha
    Best work yet!
  • False Witness

    5
    By Critic on Critics
    Fast paced Intriguing plot Enjoyed every page