Her, Too: A Novel (Paperback)
Defending an accused rapist, a high-powered lawyer learns firsthand the terrible truth about her client . . . a discovery that propels her on a quest for justice and revenge in this addictively readable thriller from the author of The Cage.
Kelly McCann is a fighter. She’s fought to build a successful legal career, fought for the special needs of her family, and tirelessly fought for her clients. Her specialty is defending men accused of sex crimes––falsely accused, she always maintains. Her detractors call her a traitor to her gender, but she doesn't care. Badass and brilliant, Kelly simply loves to win, and as the story opens, she's done it again, securing an acquittal for a renowned scientist accused of sexually assaulting his female employees.
But the thrill of her victory is short-lived. That very night she, too, falls victim of a brutal sexual assault. And almost as horrific as the attack is the fact that she can't tell anyone it happened—not without destroying her career in the process.
Kelly has never backed down from a fight and she’s not about to start pulling her punches now. Joining forces with her rapist's other victims, the shrewd lawyer plans to turn the tables on him. It’s not only about justice—these wronged women are out for revenge.
But someone, it seems, is out for them, and one by one, they find themselves facing even greater danger.
Bonnie Kistler is a former Philadelphia trial lawyer and the author of The Cage and Her, Too. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, she attended Bryn Mawr College and received her law degree from the University of the Pennsylvania Law School. She started her law career in Alaska and Arkansas before returning to Philadelphia, where she practiced for many years. She and her husband now live in Florida and the mountains of western North Carolina.
“Just…wow. Her, Too is a timely, fast-paced, and unputdownable thriller with everything a reader craves. Kistler nails the villain and has you cheering for all the heroic women through every surprising twist and sadistic turn along the way. A sure standout for anyone involved in the #metoo movement and those begging to be entertained by a heart pounding, diabolical, revenge plot with a shocker of an ending.” — Jaime Lynn Hendricks, bestselling author of Finding Tessa
“[A] page-turner . . . . sharp prose and a ripped-from-the headlines premise. . . . Kistler, a former trial lawyer, brings authenticity to the proceedings . . . This burns hot.” — Publishers Weekly
"Masterful, gripping.” — BookTrib
"A perfect beach read." — Red Carpet Crash
"Full of riveting, unguessable twists and a ripped-from-the-headlines plot, Her, Too is Kistler’s best novel yet . . . . Despite the seriousness of the topic . . . . Kistler handles every interaction with sensitivity, care and a clear, unflinching gaze." — Bookreporter.com
"Her, Too is a roller coaster ride. But it also shines a spotlight on our justice system where women who have suffered a sexual assault still struggle to be heard." — Woman Around Town
"Inspired by the 'me too' movement this book is emotionally charged and takes a hard look at sexual assault, a subject matter that the author handles with sensitivity. Kistler is able to deliver a riveting drama to readers as well as presenting truths about sex crimes. No one is immune to the violence of men like Dr. Benedict. Despite the seriousness of the topic, I think readers will like this book. It is a worthwhile read." — Times Leader