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False Witness

"A stunning yet dark and devastating standalone thriller, we already love Karin Slaughter and think this is her best yet!"

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A hard-hitting, devastating, wow of a read, Karin Slaughter has hit this standalone thriller out of the park! The past hunts down Defence Attorney Leigh Collier as she takes on a high profile rape case, and it threatens to destroy her. I am still squirming with reading euphoria having finished this novel. It’s no secret that I love Karin Slaughter’s writing and regularly shout about her books, for me, this is her best novel to date. It most definitely isn’t an easy or comfortable read, it travels into the very darkest of places, including violent sexual assault and drug addiction. This is one of the first novels I’ve read that covers Covid 19, it sat in the background, there, but not overtaking the storyline. From the beginning, when the shadows sucked me down into their spiralling depths and understanding hit, I knew this would be a one-sitting read. I didn’t want to put this book down, even when flinching from the pain that transmits from the page. While it packs an overwhelming punch, it also contains Karin’s unmistakable magic touch. She knows exactly when a lighter moment is needed, when a smirk or blurt of laughter will aid the reader. Yes it made me wince, it also made me consider what makes us who we are. False Witness is powerful and provocative, it explores social issues and violence, and is all the more fabulous for doing that. A LoveReading Star Book, this is a novel that’s going to stay with me for some time.

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A dark and twisting page turner.

In the very first chapter of this book, there's a twist, and it's a big one, the kind that makes you stop and re-read the pages again so you can understand what you missed.

Nikki Whitmore

A gripping psychological thriller.

This book by Karin Slaughter is a real page-turner. The brilliantly written opening sequence grabs the reader’s attention from the start. The interplay of legal drama and psychological thriller worked really well.

@dayann1

Uncompromising, gritty and hugely contemporary stand-alone thriller with a social conscience.

False Witness focuses on the story of two sisters from a troubled background in Georgia and the divergent paths their lives follow after a harrowing incident. A searing prologue opens the novel in the most hard-hitting manner in 1998 with fourteen-year-old babysitter Callie. Whilst neither sister has ever recovered from that night, Leigh went on to study law and has attempted to bury her demons. Whilst both women are leading very different lives and semi-estranged, Defence Attorney Leigh’s latest client is about the unite them.

Accused of brutally raping a woman and quickly revealing himself to be a manipulative psychopath, Andrew Tennant, seems to know far more than Leigh could ever have imagined about that pivotal night.

Rachel Hall