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The Witness (edition 2012)

by Nora Roberts

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Title:The Witness
Authors:Nora Roberts
Info:Putnam Adult (2012), Edition: First Edition first Printing, Hardcover, 496 pages
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I'm a hot and cold fan of Nora Roberts: it's a love/hate relationship. But The Witness, IMHO, stands out as one of her best works.

Expecting it to be a traditional romance, I was perplexed when the first several chapters of the book describe the adventures of a 16 year old girl. Roberts - a YA? But no. This was the author's ingenious way of giving us the crucial backstory on the main character so we can fully understand her when we flash forward twelve years.

Abigail Dowery lives a self-imposed, cloistered life in a remote town in the Ozark mountains, with security cameras riddling her property, firearms in every drawer and cupboard, and a really big dog. A mystery to the local townsfolk, she remains aloof until police chief Brooks Gleason, who likes to solve mysteries‰ÃƒÂ›ÃƒÂ“and problems, starts making himself an uninvited guest at Abigail's house. Brooks won't stop until he's figured her out. Abigail tries to resist, but she's not only a recluse with a secret, but she's also a very human woman. One who finds the attraction between her and Brooks irresistible.

Combining an espionage with a classic romance, Roberts does an outstanding job of bringing together two most unlikely characters into the love story of the century. I listened to it on Audible, and the narrator, Julia Whelan, did an outstanding job of telling the story and capturing the nuances of each character's personality. I highly recommend The Witness, and wonder when the film industry will wake up and realize it would make an awesome movie. ( )
  Frances.S.Brown | Apr 26, 2016 |
This is a typical Nora Robert’s tale. It has a self-sufficient strong female lead with a weakness for a good-looking man that will not take no for an answer. It starts with a female in an unusual situation that captures your attention. There are several holes in the timeline and pacing that leaves little room for character development. This is the book to read if you are looking for a predictable intrigue type romance, which does not require much imagination. ( )
  bemislibrary | Apr 23, 2016 |
The first book in the past 3-4 years by Nora Roberts I enjoyed again.
Rating: 7/10 ( )
  Marcella1717 | Jan 22, 2016 |
This was my first Nora book, and it was EXCELLENT!! If you havent read this one, it is terrific!! ( )
  JoBDo | Jan 2, 2016 |
Very intense start to this engrossing story. I especially liked the hero in his determination and steadfastness. The personality of the heroine was rather interesting. Overall a great book. Genius Elizabeth experiences a life changing event and ten years later police chief Brooks is intrigued by her seclusion. ( )
  Dawn772 | Jan 29, 2015 |
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Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.

Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she designs sophisticated security  systems—and supplements her own security with a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. But Abigail’s reserve only intrigues police chief Brooks Gleason. Her logical mind, her secretive nature, and her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something—and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed.

With a quirky, unforgettable heroine and a pulse-pounding plotline, Nora Roberts presents a riveting new read that cements her place as today’s most reliably entertaining thriller
author—and will leave people hungering for more.

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