I have read most of Karin Slaughter’s previous novels and have loved every one of them and this was no exception. False Witness is the story of two sisters, Leigh who is a successful defence attorney, and Callie who is an addict. They have a dreadful secret together of something which happened when they were young and have managed to move on from this although Callie is the one who seems to be suffering the most.
One evening Leigh is called into the office by the head of the law firm she currently works for and comes face to face with the Andrew, or Trevor as he used to be known, and his mother who have both changed names and Andrew knows their secret. He threatens to disclose everything to the world and the police, which would put them in prison. Andrew is charged with serious sexual assault and rape and wants Leigh to defend him.
The two sisters and Leigh’s husband, Walter, fight back against Andrew and his girlfriend, Sidney in a fast-paced read which covers some serious issues surrounding dysfunctional families.
Many thanks to NetGalley, HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction and Karin Slaughter for my ARC of False Witness in return for my honest review.
Excellent from start to finish. Highly recommended.