False Witness: A Novel

False Witness: A Novel

by Karin Slaughter (Author)

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


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.


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 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.


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 …

In the realm of captivating crime thrillers, "False Witness" by Karin Slaughter stands out as a gripping and thought-provoking read. This novel takes readers on a pulse-pounding journey through the intricate web of lies, deceit, and hidden truths that lurk beneath the surface of a seemingly ordinary town.

The story revolves around Leigh Collier, a young woman whose life takes a drastic turn when she becomes embroiled in a shocking murder case that shakes her community to its core. As she reluctantly agrees to testify as a witness, Leigh finds herself ensnared in a dangerous game of cat and mouse, where every move she makes could put her own life in jeopardy.

With relentless determination, Leigh delves into the murky depths of a conspiracy that reaches far beyond her small town. She soon discovers that the murder is just one piece of a much larger and sinister puzzle, involving powerful individuals who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

As Leigh's investigation intensifies, she uncovers a web of corruption, betrayal, and long-buried secrets that threaten to destroy everything she holds dear. With each step closer to the truth, she faces harrowing challenges, personal struggles, and moral dilemmas that test her courage and resilience.

"False Witness" is a masterfully crafted tale that explores the dark side of human nature, the consequences of unchecked power, and the lengths people will go to escape their past. Karin Slaughter's gripping narrative style keeps readers on the edge of their seats, as they follow Leigh's perilous journey to uncover the truth and bring justice to those who deserve it.

If you are looking for a heart-stopping thriller that delves into the darkest corners of the human psyche, "False Witness" is a must-read. Prepare to be captivated by Leigh's unwavering determination, the intricate plot twists, and the explosive climax that will leave you breathless.


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