Audie Award Nominee, Romance, 2013
Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.
Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems. Her own security is supplemented by a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. Unfortunately, that seems to be the quickest way to get attention in a tiny southern town.
The mystery of Abigail Lowery intrigues local police chief Brooks Gleason, on both a personal and a professional level. Her sharp, logical mind, her secretive nature, her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something, even if he doesn’t know what - and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed.
Accustomed to two-bit troublemakers, Gleason is about to walk into the sights of very powerful and dangerous men. And Abigail Lowery, who has built a life based on security and self-control, is at risk of losing both.
©2012 Nora Roberts (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The storyline is great, the wit and the intelligent characters are mesmerizing, and the narrater Julia Whelan is just superb. I read the book twice!
Extreme Suspenseful and Exciting
Brooks he was extremely curious of her story but patient enough to wait to get the whole story.
A little of both.
Very good book, keeps you wondering.
too much about romantic interludes
the main character's story
the downloading happened sporatically, had to find a place to obtain wireless when I reached the end of the previous download. Very bothersome. Starting the download is not a clear command……where do you begin the additional download and how.
Same thing happened on my second book.
This was a very suspenseful story that gripped you from the first. It was hard to stop listening because you really wanted to know what happened. This was my first audio book experience and I have to say that it was a very, very good beginning.
This was the first Nora Roberts book I've ever read/listened too. I couldn't stop listening! Completely enjoyable. I'll definitely choose another Nora Roberts book!
the main character, she sounded so real
all, because you were right there no matter who played the part
Best book Nora Roberts has written
I have already have. It is just such a good read.
All Nora's work and it is great
She makes the characters come alive.
The end was pretty special.
Keep up the great work.
Nora Roberts has done her homework on this story. The facts were impeccable. Her knowlege of all aspects of computers, electronics, guns, geography, human nature drew me well into the story.
The final revenge that Liz or aka Abigail had in court. She was well prepared and would take no argument from anyone to finally get her total revenge,. Very Satisfying!
Where Abigail reallized tht she was just as normal as her boyfriends people and friends during the Barbeque family get together
Yes but sleep demanded I reluctantly put it away until the next session.
Loved this book. Thinking about listening to it again. It is so rich with details and facts that a second hearing would point out more that I may have missed, I'm sure.
At the top!
The female main character, don't remember her name! She was smart, strong and savvy!
Finally finding someone to help them execute a plan to "free" the main character from her having to hide from her past!
I never write reviews, but this book was so great I had to encourage others to try it.
I've read a lot of Nora Roberts, including her mainstream novels and supernatural thrillers and futuristic crime procedurals. I always finish her books satisfied, but this one left me in tears...I was moved.
The luminous characterization, the stirring love story, and the non-stop suspense make it a powerhouse. It has more depth and texture than anything I've read by this author, and she should be proud to call this novel an achievement.
At first, I was befuddled as various endearing, and not so endearing characters were introduced, but they all fit together like puzzle pieces in the end. The hero and heroine were likeable, and their romance believable and understated. I was really rooting for them
The voice actress was amazing, breathing individual life into the large cast of characters, dragging you into the story. Particularly mesmerizing was the telling of the night that Abigail's life changed forever.
The only thing that I can imagine people might not like about The Witness is that its style is a little more deliberate than other Roberts novels. Its characters are well -rounded and meticulously defined, so there's a lot of detail here. While some may feel it's tedious, others may find it makes the book....well...fantastic.
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