The Witness

The Witness

Audiobook CD - 2012
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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.

Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, p2012.
ISBN: 9781455818150
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 14 sound discs (16 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Whelan, Julia 1984-


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pupper Oct 10, 2015

This is the first time I have read a Nora Roberts book and it won't be the last. Adding her to my list of favorite authors with only reading this one book.
In response to another comment yes it would make a great movie.

Oct 02, 2014

It must be imperative to like Roberts... I quit 10 minutes into the second CD. Awful.

Apr 02, 2013

Oh yes indeed, I liked this book but that should not come as much of a surprise. Nora Roberts is my go-to-girl for writing Moral Dilemma with a 360 degree view. I did this one as book-on-tape and am very pleased I did, I like the narrating actress who brought both the main characters alive with charm and a great deal of Southern grace. This story about a socially-stinted, genius IQ teen, who is in Harvard Medical School at 16...opens up with that bite into the apple of rebellion when she can no longer stand not being heard or seen, and does not seem to matter. She takes a rather typical departure into the "I am going to do it MY way" arena...with immediate and devastating, life-changing results. Add in fake IDs, Russian Mafia, first kisses, standard police issue glocks, a purple sweater, a bad-ass dog, and a JohnDenver type chief of police who just cannot say no to cherry pie with a side of vanilla bean ice cream. It is a story about the lengths one might go to be safe and how one can go from desperately wanting to be seen to wanting to disappear like a used rainbow after a storm. Nora, per usual, does an awesome job illustrating what it can look like to plant a seed of trust and nurture it into a beanstalk. I LOVE these characters, their interaction, and the way the chief handles the girls heart. I find this review a bit wandery, sorry....and realize it is because I am reluctant to tell you anything that happens, this is a fun one for you to unfold yourself. The ABC of the story is pretty simple, the ramifications chronic. A good solid fast read with a "no cheaters here" ending.

Marie55BA Jan 13, 2013

This book was excellent i hope Nora Roberts write a follow up and a movie , this book would make a great movie!

Oct 07, 2012

Unlike some, I can't claim to be a huge Nora Roberts fan. I really liked listening to THE SEARCH however, so I wanted to listen to this one. I am really glad I did. This is an EXCELLENT book. Well written and well read. Most men would probably be as interested in this story as women; it's that interesting.For some the language could be a little rough in parts, but I wasn't too bothered by it.

Marianna5731 Sep 08, 2012

A big fan, but this book is one of the best that she's put out in years.

cate07 Jul 11, 2012

one of Nora Roberts finest books. I highly recommend it!


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