ABOUT THIS BOOK: They say I’m a murderer.
Six years ago, Kate Reynolds was found holding the body of her best friend; covered in blood, and clutching the knife that killed her.
I plead guilty.
Kate has been in prison ever since, but now her sentence is up. She is being released.
But the truth is, I didn’t do it.
There’s only one person who can help: Private Investigator Madison Attalee, the first officer on the scene all those years ago.
But there’s someone out there who doesn’t want Kate digging up the past. Someone who is willing to keep the truth buried at any cost.
MY THOUGHTS: I am so pleased that this is the first book of a new series. Madison Attalee is one interesting character! And this appears to be author Niki Mackay’s debut book! Definitely an author to follow if I, Witness is any indication.
‘The whispers of the past have a habit of steering through the generations no matter how much we try and bury them.’ This is a quote from I, Witness and the basis of the book. Niki Mackay has created a family of mostly mentally unstable characters and woven a compelling story of secrets, lies, deceit, manipulation and violence around them and inserts a P.I. with her own demons to try and unravel the events leading up to Kate’s arrest for the murder of her best friend.
The writing flows seamlessly and the story is told from multiple points of view, something that doesn’t always work for me but, in this case, is brilliantly executed. The dialogue is natural and flowing, the twists and turns unexpected but viable.
There’s hardly a topic that Mackay doesn’t touch on in this gripping page turner – mental illness, domestic violence, alcoholism, adultery to name a few – but she does it with great finesse and works it all neatly into a twisty tale of jaw-dropping revelations that leaves me wanting more.
4.5 shooting stars for a book I read in less than 24 hours.
Thank you to Hachette Australia via Netgalley for providing a digital copy of I, Witness by Niki Mackay for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.
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