He saw what you did.
He knows who you are….
From the New York Times best-selling author of Pieces of Her and The Silent Wife, an electrifying stand-alone thriller.
An ordinary life…
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.
…hides a devastating past…
But Leigh’s ordinary life masks a childhood that 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 that 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 20 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 estranged younger sister Callie, the last person Leigh would ever want to ask for help. But suddenly she has no choice….
Karin Slaughter fans know exactly what I mean when I say that this book is not for the faint at heart. It starts with a very intense and difficult to read scene that will have readers sweating and reeling with anger.
Leigh and her sister Callie are no strangers to a life of abuse, crime, and injustice. Fast forward a few decades though, that part of their lives seems to have been put in the past. Until…Andrew makes an appearance in Leigh’s office as a man who needs to be defended in the court of law. He was accused of rape.
But what is it about Andrew that causes a niggle in Leigh’s brain?
When Leigh makes the connection between Andrew’s sudden appearance in her life and her troubled past…the unraveling of this intense plot will no doubt have you turning pages furiously!
Karin Slaughter is a master writer who holds back nothing. Readers should be prepared for many jaw dropping, white knuckle, red faced moments.
Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her 21 novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated COP TOWN and the instant NYT bestselling stand-alone novels PRETTY GIRLS, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and PIECES OF HER. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, she lives in Atlanta. Her stand-alone novel PIECES OF HER is in development with Netflix, starring Toni Collette, and the Grant County and Will Trent series are in development for television.