Outside of believable scenarios, and writing that doesn't make me want to bang my head against a wall until I'm insensible? I think the author was going for a Lisbeth Salander-character, but a 16-year-old in Harvard Medical School is not believable. The main character is meant to be quirky and eccentric but ends up being completely unlikable instead. The writing is so full of predictable cliches and stilted dialogue that I can't finish it.
I think Whelan did the best she could given the weakness of the material.
I love to listen to books while I live my life. It makes mundane things interesting. I love a great series. I welcome recommendations!
I loved the characters in this story, I had a very hard time putting this book down. I am sad that it is finished. This book resonates with me for reasons I don't entirely understand, but I laughed out loud, cried, and felt happiness while reading it. It hit all the marks for me. A wonderful break from heavier reading.
From Wilm., De. Love reading and audiobooks. Other interests include cooking, attending cultural events, my dogs, birding, music and movies.
I rate this book 4.5/5 stars. My first Nora Roberts read and definitely not my last. Based on Goodreads and N. R. website, this is in her top 10 best novels. Plenty of past history given, then she brings the reader up to the current time. Wonderfully written, very enjoyable. A mish - mash of mystery, suspense, and romance; and possesses a strong , believable plot. A worthwhile read for sure.
"The Witness" has a great plot! The story became very interesting once the the two girls, Elizabeth and Jennifer, went to the night club and met the two Russian men. The main character, Elizabeth, was engaging and very interesting throughout the story. I have listened to Nora Roberts's audible books, and I have watched a few of her movies, which are good. I could listen to this again. The narrator was really good and her infections in her voice made the story captivating. Brooks was also another interesting character.
Nothing more to say, enjoyed this as a great read.
Loved the story, the way it progressed and how it ended. Brooks was perfect for Liz and how she had realizations about herself and life along the way. Loved Burt!!!
Would like to have seen Liz's mother make an appearance or Johns family be in the courtroom as well. The narrator did an amazing job. I will definitely be listening to other books done by her.
I'm a huge fan of the crime/suspense/thriller genre, so the description of this one really drew me in. I got pulled into the story really quickly and found the first part captivating. However, the shift in the story after that point felt a bit drawn out. There were secondary storylines I believed would eventually weave in to the main plot but felt a bit let down there ultimately. I'm new to Nora Roberts so perhaps I went into this with a different mindset, but it ended up more of a romance than a thriller with a slightly anticlimactic ending. Julia Wheelan is a great narrator though, so I'm willing to tryout anything she reads! Overall if you're looking for romance with suspense, this one is for you. If you're into more crime thrillers, you may want to skip.