The Becca Fowell review of Witness X

Just from reading the blurb of this book I was intrigued, I needed an ‘on the edge of your seat’ book and this sounded perfect for it. I didn’t really know what to expect as I do not think this author has any other books, so I was going into this with a fresh mind and nothing to compare to. It definately met my need for being on the edge of my seat, at one point I was biting my nail (which I never do) because the chapter I was reading was so thrilling and I had completely shut out the outside world. I was hooked on this book from start to finish.

I liked how the story was obvious in the fact you knew it couldn’t be the person they had caught and thrown in jail fourteen years earlier, but at the same time the mystery behind who the killer actually was, was so intense. At a couple of points I had an idea on who it could be, which was clevely done to make me think I knew, then something would happen that would clear that person off my list. I liked Kyra as a character and I liked how it showed her obsession with finding out who killed her sister fourteen years ago, led her to discovering clues, all while everyone else just thought she was going crazy and trying to find things that weren’t there. This could have also been because she’s a woman and people do tend to automatically assume the ‘crazy, obsessed’ route, instead of listening and making a proper judgement, but this wasn’t touched on in the book (that’s just my personal ramblings).

I would definately recommend this to other people, especially if you’re someone who loves crime, thrillers, or even better – both. I noticed that a friend of mine has already added this to her ‘Want to Read’ on Goodreads so I’m very happy with that.