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To Rebecca it was a brave decision that led to her freedom from domestic abuse. To Solomon it was the ultimate betrayal.

It's been ten years since Rebecca's testimony saw Solomon locked away. Enough time for the nightmares to recede, the nerves to relax; enough time to rebuild her life and put the past behind her.

Then one day a phone rings in her bedroom - but it's not her phone. Solomon has been in her home, and has a very simple message for her: for each of the ten years he has spent in jail, Rebecca must witness a crime. And, to make matters worse, she has to choose the victims.

Fail to respond and you get hurt. Talk to police and you die. Ready to play? You have sixty seconds to decide...

As the crimes grow more severe, the victims closer to home, Rebecca is forced to confront a past she had hoped was gone forever.

©2016 Caroline Mitchell. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 12-15-17

Rebecca vs. Solomon

Witness is a psychological thriller set in Wales by British author Caroline Mitchell. The book jumps back and forth very frequently between the years 2007 and 2016. The antagonist, Solomon, is totally evil as he seeks to control every aspect of his girlfriend's/fiance's Rebecca's life in 2007 and tries to destroy her in 2016. Rebecca, who is a weak and dependent, is not an admirable or likable protagonist. The plot twist at the end is unexpected, but it does little to help because it effectively sinks the protagonist to the moral level of the antagonist. In summary, Witness is an interesting (at times) but deeply flawed very dark psychological thriller. The narration is excellent.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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The main character, Rebecca, is weak and annoying

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I have read a great many books about spousal abuse, and I have never seen a less sympathetic female lead.
The book had a couple surprises so I would think some readers might find this interesting.

What was most disappointing about Caroline Mitchell’s story?

I did not like the main character at all. The things she allowed to happen were reprehensible. I kept waiting for her to get a back bone and stand up to the guy.
I totally agree with one reviewer who commented on some of the ludicrous incidents with the home monitoring system. Rebecca knows Soloman is some computer wizard but she doesn't even think about the phone call from a monitoring company wanting to "upgrade" their home system.
There are some subjects brought up but never explained or expanded upon. Ie: Solomans school experiences, his sentencing to prison.

What does Steve West and Elizabeth Knowelden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I thought the narrators did a very good job especially in light of the material they were reading.
The voice of Soloman was convincingly threatening and evil.
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What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was definitely angry at Rebecca and went so far as to yell at her a few times.
How could she stand by and "witness" the awful things happening to her friends, neighbors and family?

Any additional comments?

I obviously did not care for this book at all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great audio book

I'm becoming a fan of Caroline Mitchell, I read one of her books and enjoyed it, so I decided to check this one out on kindle unlimmited. I originally planned to read and listen to the book,but the narration was so good I did not want to just read it. Recharged and plot wereexcellent, I recommend this to anyone looking to be entertained

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Suspend your belief.

I feel like the portrayal of a controlling person/abuser was probably accurate. Something I would never hope to experience. A crime was committed and Solomon was incarcerated. Ten years later he is out. He blackmails Becky into “Witnessing “ 10 crimes, one for each year of his incarceration. Although she always checks her locks and has security cameras she goes out at 2:00 am to comply?? I am thinking Don’t do it! Tell someone! But we would not have a story then would we? Always a plus when you have a male and female narrator.

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A twist you never see coming!

Every part of this ween was enjoyable, and the end... You'll never see it coming.

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Wonderful Thriller!!

What a great story - you think you know what's happening till the twist at the very end!! Hard to put down.

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no imagination

I never quit a book halfway through but this is the second one this week. a story about a violent ex and a very stupid female staying silent and going along with the threats. Irritating story.

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How far would you go to protect your child?

Any additional comments?

This was an excellent psychological thriller which makes you ponder how far you would go to protect yourself and your child. Is there a point where you become terrified of what you will do for self preservation?

Domestic abuse is a difficult topic to discuss and understand if you haven't experienced it first hand, which I hope that you have not. Witness does a great job of taking readers through a horrifying journey of domestic abuse and all that it does entail and all that it could entail.

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So So

Book was slow at some points and the ending was expected. Over all it was a good book.

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Could not stop listening!

This will keep you on the edge of your seat! Seriously brilliant plot and the narrators were excellent. If you like a good crime mystery with definite psychological twists and turns, this one does not disappoint.

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  • Karen
  • 01-23-17

totally absorbing

loved it,!! gripping, intense until the end. narration very good. thoroughly recommend it! believable thriller

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • j c rogers
  • 02-22-17

Could not put it down

As always brill but twist at ending I didn't see coming love it to bits

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-30-17

Wow

Fantastic book with a real twist at the end I didn't see coming. Well worth a listen

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Sasso
  • 01-04-17

Storyline not believable

Nearly gave up on this, storyline not believable.
It was ok, very predictable.
Would have liked a twist.
The only twist was predictable from the beginning.
I made myself persevere to the end.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • simplyswing
  • 04-27-17

Excellent

Wonderful story and ve r very good narration added even more enjoyment. I e enjoyed this and look forward to reading more Caroline Michell books.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Ninecatz
  • 04-22-18

Utter Drivel

Good start but it lost me at chapter12 when Rebecca chose to play the "game.' I suppose it is a story... but it's so far fetched I could not bring myself to listen further. I think the author has watched too many Saw movies. Don't waste a credit.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-24-18

Cracking listen!!

Loved the story line and ace characters. Didn't like the female narration but that's just personal preference. The twists were great too. A couple of omg moments!

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  • sandy
  • 02-22-18

Witness

I liked the readers very much
I found the story hard to second guess
and enjoyed the twists
I would read Caroline Mitchell again

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-17

I really enjoyed this book

great story with an unexpected ending. Kept me interested all the way through and the narrator was brilliant!

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  • jennylynn
  • 09-11-17

Enthralling thriller

Excellent book a definite must read a really good thriller with a twist could not put it fown

1 of 2 people found this review helpful