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False Witness by Karin Slaughter
About The Book
Leigh Collier has worked hard to build what looks like a normal life. She has a good job as a defence attorney, a daughter doing well in school, and even her divorce is relatively civilised – her life is just as unremarkable as she’d always hoped it would be. But Leigh’s ordinary life masks a childhood which was far from average … a childhood tarnished by secrets, broken by betrayal, and finally torn apart by a devastating act of violence.
Then a case lands on her desk – defending a wealthy man accused of rape. It’s the highest profile case she’s ever been given – a case which could transform her career, if she wins.
But when she meets the accused, she realises that it’s no coincidence that he’s chosen her as his attorney. She knows him. And he knows her. More to the point, he knows what happened twenty years ago, and why Leigh has spent two decades running. And time is running out.
The past always demands to be revealed, it doesn’t matter how long it has been covered, the truth always needs to go out.
This is the story of Leigh Coulton and her estranged sister Calli, they share a past they don’t want to remember but now, thanks to a high-profile case, Leigh will have to defend the horrible memories from their past that will surface, risking everything they have fought for during these years…
I’ll start saying that this is not an easy read, there are a lot of references to the pandemic we are living and to difficult situations like child abuse, bullying, rape… It will make you think about the society we are living in and how money can buy anything.
I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy the read, I am a big fan of the Karin Slaughter books, but this doesn’t mean that she puts the finger on the places that hurt with a difficult vision of our reality and how sometimes we are eager to do anything to keep our secrets hidden.
I liked Leigh, she is a hard-working woman, intelligent and not afraid to fight for her family; but her new client will be a nightmare, not only for her, I couldn’t stand him either; the smirks, how he manipulates all the time and how he plans to get an innocent plea for rape and murder case.
Karin Slaughter has done an amazing portraying the difficult situations Leigh and Calli live, they all have regrets and traumas from the past, but they want to fight to keep what they have now, it will not be easy, full of traps and twists but you can’t keep hoping that they will keep their freedom.
If you are looking for a slow paced story with difficult characters but full of surprises, this is your read, believe me! Are you ready for “False Witness”?
About The Author
Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her 20 novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant Sunday Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls, Pieces of Her, The Good Daughter and The Silent Wife.
Pieces of Her is an upcoming eight-part Netflix adaptation, starring Toni Collette, directed by Minkie Spiro (Downton Abbey) and produced by Charlotte Stoudt (Homeland) Lesli Linka Glatter (Mad Men) and Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies). Grant County and Will Trent series are also in development for television.
Karin is also the founder of the Save the Libraries project – a non-profit organisation established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, she lives in Atlanta.