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.
This book was narrated well and moved at a nice pace. The story hooked you and kept you wanting more. Recommend it!
It was suspenseful.
I felt so bad for her anytime she spoke of her mother
I enjoyed the story. I enjoyed the plots twists, such as they were. It was just a bit predictable.
I AM A 60 YEAR OLD MOM/GRANDMA AND GREAT GRANDMA. BOOKS ARE MY PASSION. A WELL WRITTEN STORY IS A TREASURE.
Has it all.
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.
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.
Extreme? Oh yes, on both ends of the reaction scale and everything in between.
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!!!!
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!
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!
I would recommned this to a friend. It's entertaining and suspensful.
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.
"Annabell" is the main characters' name in her adult life is my favorite character.
Educator in Trumbull County,Ohio
Yes, my all means! Great story . . . great characters . . . Nice ending!
Her new book about Boonsboro Inn is great too, I like when you get to know the characters and then there is more than one book about them.
I have always loved to listen to a good story. And listening instead of reading it yourself gives you that aspect. Plus it is much faster for me to listen to a book.
Well . . . if I didn't have a job or a life. But it really was good!
Absolutely LOVED the dog,Bert!
This started a little slow but ramped up fast after the first hour or so. A little sappy with dogs, love, really bad guys, a good guy and murder combined but it turned out to be a truely good listen. Narrator was very great.
I have not read the print version.
It was a great read for traveling down the road. I really liked the plot, and thought the description of the scenery was great!
The narrator's voice is perfect for Nora Roberts' story.
The people in it. They're rich and full and fun.
No, but it sure makes me jumpy.
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