12-14 Sept 2024, State Library of NSW

False Witness

As part of BAD September International, BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival presents Andy Muir in conversation with Karin Slaughter about her brand-new gripping standalone book False Witness.

Two sisters do something terrible during a broken and violent childhood.

Twenty three years later it comes back to haunt them. Can they escape?

Leigh Collier’s seemingly ordinary life hides a black and broken childhood. One day the act of violence she and her sister committed twenty three years ago comes back to haunt her. Can she escape the truth being revealed and her life ruined. She has to turn to estranged younger sister Cassie for help.


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 20 novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant Sunday Times bestselling novels Pretty GirlsThe Good DaughterPieces of Her and The Last Widow. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project – a non-profit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter 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.

Andy Muir

Andy Muir is the author of three crime novels including Hiding to Nothing which was nominated for a Ned Kelly Award for best debut. He is also a successful screenwriter and story researcher, having been a key member of the creative team involved with the Underbelly television franchise. Currently studying a Masters in Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of Sydney, Andy is also an industry mentor, educator and public speaker.

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