From one of the most original new voices in fiction comes a startling vision of a world where hero Kyra must fight the past to save our future. A genre-bending thriller for the Netflix generation, for fans of Altered Carbon, Dark and Mindhunter.
She’s the only one who can access the truth…
Fourteen years ago, the police caged a notorious serial killer who abducted and butchered two victims every February. He was safe behind bars. Wasn’t he?
But then another body is discovered, and soon enough, the race is on to catch the real killer. Neuropsychologist Kyra Sullivan fights to use a new technology that accesses the minds of the witnesses, working with the police to uncover the truth. Will Kyra discover the person behind the murders, and if so, at what cost? And how far will she go to ensure justice is served?
An addictive futuristic thriller, perfect for fans of Stranger Things.
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5 Words Review: Crime, truth, deception, morality, justice.
When I heard this book as being described as Silence of the Lambs meet Blade Runner, I was intrigued. I requested it straight away. And I was not disappointed by the comparison.
Witness X is tense and chilling and shocking. It’s a compelling and thrilling read, and I could not stop turning the pages to find out what would happen next. And more than that, it’s something that feels very possible and real. This book ticked all of the boxes for me when it came to both sci-fi ad crime, and I loved it. There was the grittiness and mystery of crime, the possibilities of the future, and the way they came together was great.
I loved Kyra. I loved her strength of conviction, her stubbornness, her morality. She was so determined to do the right thing, always. She has a strong moral compass even if her business partner is a bit of a snake.
At times the story had me physically bouncing up and down, it was so bloody tense. If I still bit my nails my finger tips would have been bleeding. My partner watched my anxious reading, and when I was finished he started reading it himself.
I definitely want more of this story and this world. I really hope that this is the start of a series because it’s something special.