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False witness : a novel / Karin Slaughter.


AN ORDINARY LIFE...Leigh Collier has worked hard to build what looks like a normal life. She's an up-and-coming defense attorney at a prestigious law firm in Atlanta, would do anything for her sixteen-year-old daughter Maddy, and is managing to successfully coparent through a pandemic after an amicable separation from her husband Walter. HIDES A DEVASTATING PAST...But Leigh's ordinary life masks a childhood no one should have to endure ... a childhood tarnished by secrets, broken by betrayal, and ultimately destroyed by a brutal act of violence. BUT NOW THE PAST IS CATCHING UP...On a Sunday night at her daughter's school play, she gets a call from one of the firm's partners who wants Leigh to come on board to defend a wealthy man accused of multiple counts of rape. Though wary of the case, it becomes apparent she doesn't have much choice if she wants to keep her job. They're scheduled to go to trial in one week. When she meets the accused face-to-face, she realizes that it's no coincidence that he's specifically asked for her to represent him. She knows him. And he knows her. More to the point, he may know what happened over twenty years ago, and why Leigh has spent two decades avoiding her past. AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT. Suddenly she has a lot more to lose than this case. The only person who can help is her younger, estranged sister Callie-the last person Leigh would ever want to drag into this after all they've been through. But with the life-shattering truth in danger of being revealed, she has no choice...

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062858092
  • ISBN: 0062858092
  • Physical Description: 440 pages; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, 2021.
Subject: Women lawyers > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Trials (Rape) > Fiction.
Criminal defense lawyers > Fiction.
Psychic trauma > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Legal fiction (Literature)
Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 60 of 70 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Henry County Library System.


  • 2 current holds with 70 total copies.
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