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I, Witness

By Niki Mackay

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Kate Reynolds knows she didn't kill her best friend. So why did she plead guilty?

Robert Galbraith meets Susie Steiner in this gripping debut from Niki Mackay.

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.

Robert Galbraith meets Susie Steiner in this gripping debut from Niki Mackay.

Biographical Notes

I had an unusual, sometimes chaotic childhood, and a turbulent adolescence. During this time books were often a refuge. I read everything and anything, but I had an overriding love for crime fiction. I willfully decided at the age of 14 to be an actress and promptly took myself off to the BRIT School. It turned out I wasn't very good at acting but quite liked writing scripts. I went on to take a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Drama.

After a few years travelling and floundering I won a full scholarship to undertake an MA in Journalism. It turned out I was almost as bad at news-gathering as I had been at acting. I found myself half-heartedly working for a building federation's PR department writing about flooring and tiles in 2014. By this time I had a folder on my laptop with lots of beginnings of novels; one character who wouldn't get out of my head was Madison Attalee. I decided to write about her and see where it went and so 'I, Witness' was penned.

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  • ISBN: 9781409174813
  • Publication date: 19 Apr 2018
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An absolutely gripping thriller founded on the horror of familial abuse and a great, flawed, female PI. There will be more Madison Attalee, I hope. — Dame Jenni Murray
Tough and uncompromising, I, Witness had me totally gripped. I'm looking forward to hearing more from PI Madison Attalee. — Alex Lake, author of Killing Kate, After Anna and Copy Cat
Cracking thriller and a great female protagonist. Swearing, smoking, rock-music loving (and not neurotic or passive!) My kind of woman. — C.J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
I couldn't put I,Witness down. A hugely accomplished novel with a dark, sad story at its heart - the characters are so well drawn that I felt every twist along with them as Mackay expertly manipulates the reader. With a wonderful, chain-smoking and perfume-spraying private detective driving the narrative, this is a 2018 must-read. — Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House
Totally engaging, fast-paced and edgy ... completely captivating. I, Witness kept me guessing till the very end. Pick this book up if you're after a page-turner with attitude. — Elle Croft, author of The Guilty Wife
Cutting-edge gripping. — Sam King, author of The Choice
Had me hooked within two pages, it has every bit as much appeal as some of the bestsellers of the last few years, like Girl on the Train. — Robert Scragg, author of What Falls Between the Cracks
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