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 has a good job as a defense attorney, a daughter doing well in school, and even her divorce is relatively civilized—her life is just as unremarkable as she’d always hoped it would be.
HIDES A DEVASTATING PAST …
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.
BUT NOW THE PAST IS CATCHING UP …
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 realizes 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.
If she can’t get him acquitted, she’ll lose much more than the case. The only person who can help her is her younger, estranged sister Callie, the last person Leigh would ever want to ask for help. But suddenly she has no choice …
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A woman’s traumatic past creeps insidiously into the present in this gripping thriller from Karin Slaughter. Leigh Collier is a successful attorney who’s spent her entire adult life trying to push away the violent event that nearly destroyed her two decades earlier. Now the stability she’s worked so hard for threatens to come crashing down when she discovers that her new client is deeply connected to that terrible experience—and he’s intent on making her remember it. With her hard-won bravery and sarcastic asides, Leigh is a wonderfully relatable heroine, and we were riveted by her harrowing ordeal. Slaughter doesn’t gloss over the tragic realities that can often accompany traumatic acts of violence, diving fearlessly into topics like sexual abuse, drug addiction, and mental illness. Narrator Kathleen Early nails Leigh’s sardonic tone and brings a vital sensitivity to the story’s darkest moments. A rollercoaster of emotions and a white-knuckle thriller in one—just wait until you get to the first twist!—False Witness is the unputdownable listen you’ve been waiting for.
The book was good however it wasn’t really a mystery or even a thriller. It was mostly repetitive and long but for no real reason. About 6 chapters could have been cut and the book would have been just as good. The ending left something to be desired for sure! Like there was so much lead up just to fall flat at the end. It was good-ish but i definitely expected more for sure.
awesome tragic and supremely touching
another steller one from Karen loved the way she incorporated covid into this and the touching relationship with the animal doctor was wonderful
Excellent book! It will leave you salivating for your next fix
Written well! Very different! Great ending! I’m not criticizing, just letting other readers know there is a lot of drug reference. This book has me holding back a tear. Appreciated the Authors statement of no matter who you are, or what you are, there is someone who loves you!