I, Witness – Niki Mackay (Madison Attalee #1)

About the 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 Attallee, the first officer on the scene all those years ago.

But uncovering the truth means catching a killer.

My Review:  I adored this book from the minute I started reading it.  For some unknown and inexplicable reason I am particularly drawn to emotionally damaged female characters with a dry sense of humour and a self-depreciating narrative and Madison Attalee certainly ticks those boxes.  An ex police officer who left the force before she was sacked and now runs a small private detective agency with a limited client base and dwindling funds.

This story is told through alternating characters and personally I found each chapter absolutely gripping.  With 4 main characters narrating the story we also meet Kate Reynolds, the young woman released from prison after serving 6 years for the murder of her best friend and now determined to seek the truth and find out who did kill Naomi employs Madison Attalee to help her.  Claudia Reynolds, the sister in law of Kate also narrates her story and Anthea Andrews, the mother of the murder victim tells us her version of events.

If you enjoy your books with dysfunctional families, clever twists, fast paced and gripping chapters, fascinating characters and an original and brilliant female Private Investigator – then pick up this book next.

About the Author: Niki Mackay studied Performing Arts at the BRIT School, and it turned out she wasn’t very good at acting but quite liked writing scripts. She holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Drama, and won a full scholarship for her MA in Journalism.

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