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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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    Amazon Customer manalapan, nj, United States 04-29-12
    Amazon Customer manalapan, nj, United States 04-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    Where does The Witness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best books. It really kept my interest thru the whole book. I used it during my drives, wonderful.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    absolutely, never wanted to park the car so I could keep listening.


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    Donna MERIDEN, CT, United States 04-27-12
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    "Excellent Read!"

    Absolutely loved 'Liz'/Abigail. She made a great heroine. I can't remember the last time a character entertained me from beginning to end.

    By the time the story concluded, I was wishing for a sequal.

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    Sandra H. Albert LAPLACE, LA USA 04-26-12
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    "Best Nora Roberts book in years!"
    What did you love best about The Witness?

    I loved the strength of the heroine and the compassion of the hero.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Liz/Abigail is my favorite character she is so set on taking care of herself, but eventually she comes to realize that it's enough to be able to take care of yourself and still allow someone you love to care for you.


    Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I had not listened to any other Julia Whelan performance, but I really enjoyed this one and would not hesitate to choose another one.


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

    My favorite moment in the book, as usual, is when Abigail tells Brooks her back story and he realizes everything she went through in her past and why she is the way she is.


    Any additional comments?

    This story held my interest throughout. This is vintage Nora Roberts. I am a huge Nora Roberts/J D Robb fan and think all of her stories have been great, but this is definately one of her best.

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    Judith Manchester, CT, United States 04-26-12
    Judith Manchester, CT, United States 04-26-12 Member Since 2008
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    "A MUST READ!!!"
    What did you love best about The Witness?

    You just can't put it down, waiting to find out what happens next. Perfect writing in every way.


    What other book might you compare The Witness to and why?

    Haven't read anything like it before


    What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

    Julia Whelan does a great job taking on all the characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Brilliant Minds Come In All Ages


    Any additional comments?

    Right up there with all the favorites I've read. All the characters come alive

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    Shay 04-26-12
    Shay 04-26-12 Member Since 2008
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    "200th book and going strong"

    I LOVED this book! Vintage Nora Roberts, strong characters and a great story. The book starts with such a huge punch and I spent the rest of the time unable to stop listening desperate to hear just how it was all going to turn out. Julia Whelan was a new narrator for me and what a joy to find another narrator I like! She was perfect - I am so very glad that i purchased this book I enjoyed every single moment.

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    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 04-26-12
    L.W. Idabel, OK, United States 04-26-12 Member Since 2007

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    I love NR's books. This one started so well. The follow through kind of fell apart for me.
    It was worth the credit. Good narration.

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    Amazon Customer o fallon, MO, United States 04-26-12
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    "Nora Roberts is back!!"

    Last few books by Nora were not books that I really enjoyed. This one however is her best yet and kept me on the edge from beginning to end. I just finished and had to start again!! Julia Whelan did a great job narrating the book.

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    jackie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 04-26-12
    jackie LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 04-26-12 Member Since 2007
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    The idea for the book was good and overall I really enjoyed it. I thought it dragged a little in the middle, but it was certainly well worth the read.

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    Tegan Bonnet Bay, Australia 04-26-12
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    So good I morned the loss after the book ended


    What did you like best about this story?

    kept me enthralled all the way


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    She had started to lose me, her books had taken on a boring sameness, but this one was well plotted and enjoyable to listen to.

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