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Four burglaries. Three assaults. One murder. Not the crime stats Police Chief Ethan Blackhawk envisions for his first two weeks on the job. Ethan uncovers a link to his past, an assassin who bested him five years ago and again hunts in his territory. He welcomes a second chance to capture the assassin...until he falls in love with the only witness. This time a failure to unmask the assassin may cost Ethan everything. Wielding a sharp knife, personal chef Serena Cahill dices vegetables and dishes dinner for clients. When she interrupts a crime in progress, Serena steps into the crosshairs of an international assassin. After a friend disappears and her business implodes, she joins forces with Ethan to trap a killer before he takes out the next target -- Serena.

©2015 Rebecca Deel (P)2017 Rebecca Deel

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Enjoyable and interesting.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes if I know they would appreciate this genre.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Unpredictable character actions.

What about Kristina Fuller Yuen’s performance did you like?

She is a very capable Narrator, she created a good flow for the story.

Could you see Witness being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

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I asked for a copy of this book and the review has been made on my own.

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Great suspenseful mystery with a touch of romance!

This is a a great cozy mystery with interesting characters set in a small town. I don’t read many mysteries but this one had everything I enjoy in a cozy mystery. There was suspense, danger, humor, and a touch of romance. The story was engaging from beginning to conclusion.

Narration was excellent and brought the story to life. I enjoyed the distinctive voices for each character. It was a very enjoyable narration.

This is a very clean book with no alcohol, no bad language, no drugs, no sex, and the character that did drink too much trying to erase his pain was dealt with care. Overall a great well written story.

I’m looking forward to reading more books from this talented author.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Great book

I really enjoyed this book. It proves a great storyteller does not need to rely on foul language or explicit sex scenes. The story kept me entertained. The narration was very good! I look forward to the next book in the series.
I was provided a free copy of this audiobook in return for my honest review

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Love this author

Ms Deel is a new author for me. The story line was great but narrator gave a poor performance. Will look for other books by this author.

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Refreshingly Real

I enjoyed Witness. The story has everything I look for in a good listen. Believable Romance, good mystery and likable main characters. The narrator did a great job with the exception of the male leads voice. I definitely will be listening to more of Rebecca Deel’s books.

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Amazing!

Fantastic story and characters. The twists kept me hooked from start to finish. The narrator did a fantastic job of bringing this story to life. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Story

This was a great read/listen that kept me interested from start to finish! The narration was great and I can not wait for the next in the series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Well-written!

Mystery, sexual tension, masterfully put together. Rebecca Deel is a master at creating suspense.

Kristina Fuller Yuen brought the characters to life.

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good read

This was a little predictable damsel in distress cop saves the day story with a mob twist. Serena and Ethan were very likable and his aunt was too much. I will definitely be getting the second book to see what else happens in Other Creek. I received this book for free for an honest review

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It was ok.

It was an ok story. It was hard to stay focused on it. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for my honest review.

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  • TrishDS
  • 08-04-17

Excellent

Let's have the rest of this series and also Rebecca Deel's companion series Fortress Security.

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  • Connie the DarcLibrarian
  • 08-24-20

Loving someone can be MURDER!

Ethan Blackhawk thought that when he became Police Chief in a sleepy backwater town that he would finally find peace again.

Investigating four burglaries, three assaults and one murder all seemingly connected in one way or another to personal chef Serena Cahill, he realises that he was wrong. Dead wrong.

With so many crimes to solve the last thing he needs is to find his soul mate especially when Serena is the only witness to a brutal killing and maybe a suspect herself.

But Blackhawks never shirk their duty or turn their back on their loved ones so Ethan digs in and tries to prevent more death and destruction with the help and sometimes the hindrance of the Cahill clan as well as his meddling author relative.

As an assassin he knows only too well continues to hunt and targets Serena, Ethan will need to pull out all the stops to save the day and his girl. If he slips up it could cost him everything.

This is a surprisingly sweet action packed romance with interesting multifaceted characters and an intriguing plot that kept me gripped to the last page. A definite page turner to keep you up all night.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 05-20-18

We're going sleuthing tomorrow.

When Police Chief Ethan Blackhawks was interviewed for the job he'd started only two weeks before, he was assured nothing much happened in sleepy Otter Creek. And he believed it until first came a rash of burglaries in the area, then a body was found, one of the theives caught in the home of his victim and called in by one of the residents. She was a witness to another man having been there also.
Megan, one of three sisters, ran a small cookery business catering to couples and small dinner parties in the area and on the verge of becoming successful. And Ethan Blackhawks felt himself attracted to her. But he can't let his growing feelings get in the way of police work...
A gentle mystery thriller with a growing romance viewed from a distance, with fairly well fleshed out characters and small town feel. Without depending on overt violence, there is a feeling of underlying tension.
Narrator Kristina Fuller Yeun has a warm, rather honeyed voice and she reads well with good intonation. Her pace, for this reader, was slightly too slow but increasing the broadcast speed seemed to destroy the pleasure of her voice so it remained at the setting given.

An enjoyable cosy, which does not offend with graphic sex scenes.

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  • Layla
  • 03-20-18

Loved it!

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I have not read/listened to anything by this author and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.
The mystery was not the best since I figured out who did it quite quickly but I did like the characters especially Ethan. There was something about him that I really liked and wanted him to have a happy ending. I also loved his aunt, she is funny.

I would highly recommend this book!!!

I wouldn't mind reading more by this author.

The narrator did a great job in voicing the characters and giving them their own personality, so I knew who was saying what.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 03-10-18

Fantastic! I loved every minute

Finally. A romantic suspense that isn't padded out with repetitive and mind numbing sex scenes.

I am delighted to have found this series and a new to me author. The rest of the series is going on my to buy list right now.

There was great chemistry between Ethan and Serena right from the beginning. I loved watching the romance build between them.
The story was exciting and we are dropped into the action from the first scene and the author managed to keep this momentum right the way through. I found myself listening to this over two afternoons as I couldn't put it down.

The mystery element was very well written and all the pieces tied well together. I didn't guess the identity of the killer before it became obvious at the end which made this compulsive listening for me.

I loved the setting of the story and the character development of the townspeople meant that I felt like I knew all the players pretty well. Ethan's aunt Ruth was cute and sharp. Ethan's colleagues in the police department also piqued my interest and I'm sure I'll be reading their stories soon. Serena's brother and sisters are also characters I can't wait to see more of.

Exciting and romantic. A real page turner and definitely recommended.


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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-20-17

Good clean suspense read.

Witness is a nicely paced romantic suspense book, without any foul language or gory scenes. It has laugh out loud moments and lovable characters.
Rebecca Deel doesn't shy away from character forming moments and shows that everyone has things to deal with, even during extraordinary situations. I like that while the characters go to church and their faith is part of their lives, you as the reader don't feel like your being preached to.
Kristina Fuller Yuen has a nice reading voice and does well with changing the tone and style for each character.
My only issue is that sometimes it is a little unclear when a scene changes. I feel that this is a combination of the writer's editing and the speed of the narrator's speech, as there is no noticeable pause between the end of one scene and the beginning of the next. It is especially bad when the transition goes from one conversation to a new conversation in a new place or time.
I have read all of the Otter Creek series and the accompanying Fortress Security books released so far and I love them all. I hope that all of them will be available as audio books very soon.
Witness is a book that I re-read often.