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Disclosure: I downloaded a copy of this book for free from NetGalley in return for writing an honest review.

When I discovered this book on NetGalley I knew it was one I wanted to read, I love a good courtroom drama!

Leading The Witness by Carsen Taite book review

They were usually on opposite sides of the courtroom – with Catherine Landauer working for the defense and Starr Rio the prosecution. Catherine’s always tried to keep her past a secret but she has to put her trust in Starr… as she gets thrown back to her dark past when her old kidnapper makes a reappearance, the lines start getting blurred between personal and professional between Catherine and Starr.


My rating: 5/5

The characters were brilliantly written, I especially liked Starr. Pearson as well and Stella (Starr’s mum) was such a character too. It could have been a difficult read with the subject matter but it was written in such a way the characters took over and really made the story. I read the last 41% of the book in one evening and the entire book in under a week, I didn’t want to put it down.

The emotion felt believable, the strong emotions/psychological reactions from Catherine as she went from wanting to hide to allowing herself to be honest (when it was a case of needing to!) with Starr who may have had a reputation of having questionable methods in her work, but I loved how caring she was. The way she risked everything for Catherine too!

I thought the ending was lovely. If you love a good page turner full of strong characters with some romance thrown in, then this book is definitely for you.


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