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The Witness | [Nora Roberts]

The Witness

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    N. DOVE-SMITH Centreville, VA 07-31-12
    N. DOVE-SMITH Centreville, VA 07-31-12 Member Since 2008
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    What did you love best about The Witness?

    Great story! at first I wondered where it was going, but then it took off!!! Love a strong gun toting woman!


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    "Another goodie from Nora"
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    The book was an interesting read and the narrator did a good job. Nora always delivers a good read.

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    Marva Lewis 07-31-12
    Marva Lewis 07-31-12 Member Since 2008
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    "A great book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Witness the most enjoyable?

    The character of the witness was interesting. She began as a smart young girl and and grew into an even wiser young lady!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was interesting, and captivating. The ending was good too.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan – was your favorite?

    The witness.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the best Nora Roberts books that I've read over the years.

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    Margaret COLUMBUS, OH, United States 07-31-12
    Margaret COLUMBUS, OH, United States 07-31-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Great story and great narrator!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Witness the most enjoyable?

    This book has given me renewed interest in Nora Roberts, as I've gotten a little bored with her. I LOVED this story. She may have rushed the ending a little, but it works well. The narrator did a fantastic job.


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    Tonya 07-30-12
    Tonya 07-30-12
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    "Great book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Witness to be better than the print version?

    This book was narrated well and moved at a nice pace. The story hooked you and kept you wanting more. Recommend it!


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    Bookwurm Pennsylvania, USA 07-30-12
    Bookwurm Pennsylvania, USA 07-30-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Another Good Read from Nora Roberts"
    Where does The Witness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Upper 50%


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was suspenseful.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan – was your favorite?

    Sunny


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I felt so bad for her anytime she spoke of her mother


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    David South Jordan, Utah, United States 07-30-12
    David South Jordan, Utah, United States 07-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "starts out strong but trails off."
    What did you love best about The Witness?

    I enjoyed the story. I enjoyed the plots twists, such as they were. It was just a bit predictable.


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    Penny 07-30-12
    Penny 07-30-12 Member Since 2012

    I AM A 60 YEAR OLD MOM/GRANDMA AND GREAT GRANDMA. BOOKS ARE MY PASSION. A WELL WRITTEN STORY IS A TREASURE.

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    "WOW! DON'T MISS THIS ONE!"
    If you could sum up The Witness in three words, what would they be?

    Has it all.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Witness?

    There so many but, I must say, I was so touched by Abigail's discovery of the meaning of family. Made me feel grateful for my own family, which is wonderful.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan – was your favorite?

    There is no way to choose. She made them all so distinctive in their own right but yet supportive of each other. She was fubulous. Would have enjoyed reading this book but the audio version, I feel, increased the enjoyment and impact of the story by a hundred percent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Extreme? Oh yes, on both ends of the reaction scale and everything in between.


    Any additional comments?

    LOVED IT!!! Ihave read nearly everything written by Nora Roberts (also as JD Robb) this is one of her best yet. I am proud to be a huge fan and supporter of her work.

    You Keep Writting Nora and I'll Gladly Keep Reading!!!!

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    Trudi L. Wood Seminole, Florida 07-29-12
    Trudi L. Wood Seminole, Florida 07-29-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Nora Roberts as she should be"
    What did you love best about The Witness?

    While many of Nora Roberts books are formula series without much story, The Witness is just better than that. There's not a lot of mystery; you know basically what's going to happen in the end. What you don't know is how the characters are going to make this fairy tale have a happy ending. Nora's books always have happy endings, right? I think this book is character driven, but Julia Whelan gives the characters personalities and maintains them nicely. I liked the people; I'd like to know them; I'd like to live in their town. While Nora Roberts may have created and populated this novel, Julia Whelan gave it life. As an audible read, it was very, very enjoyable!


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    Barbara CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH, United States 07-29-12
    Barbara CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH, United States 07-29-12 Member Since 2012

    Vince Flynn is my favorite author. I enjoy CIA or FBI thrillers, and sometimes light reading like Judith McNaught or Cathrine Coulter. Personal information, I became a grandma last year and love it!

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    "This is hard to put down."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommned this to a friend. It's entertaining and suspensful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The main character, who goes by different names thoughout the story, is so direct when discussing her opinion its entertaining. You never know what she is going to say next. The story also has a thriller dynamic to it.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan – was your favorite?

    "Annabell" is the main characters' name in her adult life is my favorite character.


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