ONLINE: Karin Slaughter - "False Witness" in conversation w/ Alafair Burke

Event date: 
07/20/2021 - 7:00pm

Join Wellesley Books in partnership with William Morrow for an evening with Karin Slaughter, author of Pieces of Her and The Silent Wife, as she discusses False Witness, her new, electrifying standalone thriller. Karin will be in conversation with Alafair Burke, author of The Better Sister.

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He saw what you did.

He knows who you are…


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.


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.


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 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 twenty years ago, and why Leigh has spent two decades running.


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 Callie, the last person Leigh would ever want to ask for help. But suddenly she has no choice...



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 twenty-one novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter, Pieces of Her, The Last Widow, and The Silent Wife. 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 standalone novel Pieces of Her is in development with Netflix, and the Grant County and Will Trent series are in development for television.



Alafair Burke is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of eighteen novels. Her most recent psychological thriller, THE BETTER SISTER, has been praised as “twisty” (BookBub), “cunning” (Washington Post), “gripping” (Karin Slaughter), “mesmerizing” (Publishers Weekly), “sizzling” (South Florida Sun Sentinal) and “tantalizing” (Booklist). Her previous novel, THE WIFE, was selected as a best-of-the-month pick by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Entertainment Weekly, O (Oprah Magazine), and others.  It is being adapted as a feature film by Amazon Studios, with Alafair hired to write the screenplay.


False Witness: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062858092
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: William Morrow - July 20th, 2021

The Better Sister: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062853349
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 31st, 2020

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