Harper Collins Australia
He saw what you did … He knows who you are. The stunning new standalone from the no.1 international bestselling author
AN ORDINARY LIFE …
Leigh Coulton has worked hard to build what looks like a normal life. She has a good job as a defence attorney, a daughter doing well in school, and even her divorce is relatively civilised – 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 realises 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 Calli, the last person Leigh would ever want to ask for help. But suddenly she has no choice …
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This book comments on bullying, addictions, predatory behaviour…redemption. There is so much behaviour I recognise (but not quite so violently as Ms Slaughter writes), and I love how thrilling, engaging, tense and passionate writing can shed the light on so many issues without preaching or ranting.
As always Karin Slaughter is a great writer! 5 stars from me.
I have to say, Carol, I’m not surprised you really enjoyed this one. Karin Slaughter knows how to build tension and keep you turning/swiping pages. I really like the way she develops her characters, too, and Leigh sounds like an interesting person. I’m glad you thought this was that good.
It was excellent Margot – as you mentioned such well developed characters with lots of shades of grey- and the villain of the piece – vile🙂