False Witness by Karin Slaughter

Book Description:

The stunning new thriller from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author

Two sisters

One secret

Someone knows what they did…

Leigh doesn’t like to talk about her sister.
 
About the night that tore them apart.
 
About what they did.
 
But someone else is about to.
 
How far will Leigh go to protect her family?

My Thoughts:

Having read and loved another of the authors books, I knew I was in for a dark and twisted read with False Witness and if anything it was darker and more twisted than even I could imagine!

Having finished the book it actually left me feeling quite melancholy. It is incredibly dark as it deals with addiction and abuse. Some parts are quite graphic and if you shock easily then this probably won’t be one for you. The author sets the story in modern day including Covid. When I first saw the mention in the story, I have to admit I wasn’t too sure about it. It doesn’t play a big part in the story but there are a few mentions of the characters going about their everyday lives during this current pandemic. It’s a hard one as many of us use fiction to escape the real world and whilst I wasn’t a fan of it being part of the story, having read a note from the author at the end of the book, I applaud her for staying true to herself and her work.

Leigh and her sister Callie have not had the best of starts in life and the two sisters lives as adults, couldn’t be any further apart. Leigh has done well for herself where as Callie does her best to try and get through each day. Little do either of these women know that things are going to take a turn for the worse! Whilst neither sister have had much to do with each over the years, there is an undeniable bond between the two and I found it quite emotional in places. Due to the abuse aspect, this story not only hits you in the gut but pulls on your heart strings also.

False Witness is an incredibly tense read. Not only was it compelling but it’s powerful and the storyline will grab hold of you and have you feeling an array of emotions. It will have you questioning how far you would go for your loved ones. The pacing is steady with the author ramping it up with revelations and twists that won’t fail to take your breath away. Disturbingly good!

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