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The Witness

The Witness

Written by Nora Roberts

Narrated by Julia Whelan


The Witness

Written by Nora Roberts

Narrated by Julia Whelan

ratings:
4.5/5 (140 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
Released:
Apr 17, 2012
ISBN:
9781455818228
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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.

Released:
Apr 17, 2012
ISBN:
9781455818228
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

NORA ROBERTS is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 230 novels, including Legacy, The Awakening, Hideaway, Under Currents, The Chronicles of The One trilogy, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.


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  • (5/5)
    I really enjoyed this book. Romance, mystery, and intrigue. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys suspense with romance thrown in. Thoroughly enjoyable read.
  • (4/5)
    I enjoyed this book. Loved the storyline and some of the characters. The only thing I have an issue with is how Abigail protected herself. There is nothing wrong with protecting yourself but Abigail went just a little overboard.
  • (5/5)
    What happens when you are a witness to a murder? What happens when the murderer is a Russian mob enforcer/executioner? Can there be safety while you are on the run from the mob? Is there safety if you are placed in witness protection? These are just few of the questions that are answered in this romantic tale of being targeted by by the Russian mob. Of, wanting to have a life free of fear.
  • (4/5)
    I found this story very repetitive and the repetitions got tiresome. Otherwise, I thought Brooks was hilarious. His sense of humor was entertaining. Abigail's bad ass attitude was inspiring. Overall the story was pleasing and enjoyable.
  • (4/5)
    THE WITNESS is a stand-alone about Elizabeth Fitch, a teenager with an eidetic memory, cultivated by her mother to bypass her teenage years, and fast tracked to become a brilliant surgeon. Elizabeth is just beginning to respond to the urges of teenage rebellion and a night out at a local nightclub ends in her witnessing the death of both her friend and a man they have newly met. The police put her into witness protection and then follows a further two deaths and Elizabeth goes on the run.When she surfaces twelve years later she comes to the attention of the local police chief and she still retains vivid memories of those earlier experiences.Highly intelligent, Elizabeth would probably be classified these days as being in the autistic spectrum, much of her outlook on life being generated by lack of experience and understandable fears.A very readable book.
  • (5/5)
    This book took about half a page to capture my interest. From the beginning, I wanted Elizabeth to have a chance to make her own way in life and was very pleased with how it turned out for her. I'm a sucker for happy endings, and Nora Roberts has delivered again! This riveting tale had me on the edge of my seat and had me scolding the characters for their crazy choices. It was very easy to become emotionally invested in this gripping story! I would recomend this to anyone who asked!
  • (4/5)
    Solidly entertaining.
  • (5/5)
    Good, solid, Nora. The heroine was wonderfully geeky.
  • (4/5)
    Excellent book about love and trust.
  • (4/5)
    I had forgoten how Nora Roberts sucks you in, keeps you there, turning the pages as she weaves her story.
  • (5/5)
    I loved this book.
  • (4/5)
    The first book in the past 3-4 years by Nora Roberts I enjoyed again.
    Rating: 7/10
  • (5/5)
    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.
  • (4/5)
    I really enjoyed it. It is a true Nora Roberts book. If you enjoy her as a writer you will enjoy this book.
  • (4/5)
    Enjoyable enough audio book. Main character was too perfect and resilient to be believable though the love interest and family were well developed.
  • (4/5)
    I love Nora Roberts, and read everything she writes. I enjoyed this book and the only thing holding me back from 5 stars is 1) the ending and 2) the separate story line. I was expecting more of a bang with the ending (no spoiler), but the situation basically just resolved itself in a few sentences, and i was a bit let down. Also there is a separate storyline about another crime that for me didn't add to the story. I very much enjoyed both the heroine and hero and for me I didn't think her character was too overdone or Bones-eque derivative. I thought the first part of the book was particularly amazing. Just wish the ending would've held up and given me just a bit more.
  • (4/5)
    Nora Roberts always lifts my spirits when she writes very well, and this was a good one.Though Brooks and Abigail seemed familiar from other characters from NR's other works, it was still entertaining. Loved it.
  • (3/5)
    A fun light read on vacation, this little thriller, part espionage part romance, has all the right ingredients for proper entertainment. Elizabeth is a little too smart, Brooks a little too upstanding and the rest of the cast a little too much of what they need to be (evil, airy, bossy depending on the character) to be believable, but this perfection is what makes the genre fun - I certainly wouldn't expect it to be real! However, it's a page turner and never dull; the hours on the plane seemed all the shorter!
  • (5/5)
    Excellent! I enjoyed every moment of this wonderful book! Thank you. Filled with real life strategies! I’m beginning to learn Nora Roberts has a recipe for each book she writes!
  • (5/5)
    Nor always amazes me. She knows how to tell a story. The part that amazes me is the different types of stores and she nails them all. That's a gift. keep them comming and I'll keep reading or listening.
  • (5/5)
    Excellent book, story and narration. You will enjoy this book
  • (3/5)
    It was a fun and easy listen. The biggest downfall of the book is they didn't really do much? The main characters felt really stationary and the story sort of was predictable? It something to pass the time.
  • (1/5)
    Was a good premise for a book, but geez... I should have known better. Someone at PT recommended it... and I was listening to it.. that made it even worse. Oh well.
  • (5/5)
    This narrator is great! She made the book really come alive!
  • (5/5)
    Nora Roberts weaves a romantic suspense novel in The Witness, an ebook I received from my hometown library!A young teenager girl, Elizabeth Fitch, rebels against her mother's strict upbringing and the devastating results cause her to run for her life as she is a witness to murders during this rebellion! She is running from the Russian mafia, the police, and the F.B.I.Liz ends up in a small town under an assumed name of Abigail Lowery. She protects herself by learning everything she can about the mafia, the F.B.I. and how to protect herself by cyber hacking, security systems, and feeding information to the F.B.I. without their knowledge of her name or whereabouts.A police chief in this small town, Brooks, notices Abigail and becomes infatuated with this standoffish woman. Of course, a romance between the two develops!Love Nora Roberts writing style, her characters, and the plot with it's twists and turns that keeps me guessing until the end. There is complex, descriptive happenings that has produced a can't-put-down, stand alone, fast paced, very enjoyable book.
  • (2/5)
    I had heard so many good things about this book. I guess i can say that I enjoyed the prologue? The book isn't badly written--I just don't find Brooks or Abigail to be believable characters. That in turn made the majority of the book a slog.
  • (4/5)
    I found this story very repetitive and the repetitions got tiresome. Otherwise, I thought Brooks was hilarious. His sense of humor was entertaining. Abigail's bad ass attitude was inspiring. Overall the story was pleasing and enjoyable.
  • (5/5)
    I love a good read! This one was great!!
  • (5/5)
    Such a great book,I love it.try it u'll love it too?
  • (5/5)
    I would give this 10 stars if I could! I listened to this book a few years ago and loved it. It’s a unique story and the characters are so good. I just listened to it for the third time and didn’t want it to end! It made me so glad that this woman ended up with a great life after what she went through for so many years. And I absolutely loved Bert!