Book Talk: The Witness by Nora Roberts
Genre: Romantic Suspense | Women’s Fiction
Publication on 17-April-2012 by Penguin
Nora Roberts nailed it in this one. You get romance and suspense in equal doses. The story is in two parts. The first part takes us through the relationship of Elizabeth with her control freak mother and the consequences of a one-time teenage rebellion which lands her in witness protection system.
The second part is all about her living under an alias trying hard to go unnoticed. But when Brook Gleason, the new sheriff in town insists on getting to know her, Elizabeth a.k.a. Abigail fears she will have to leave the one place she has left safe in years.
I enjoyed every bit of the story. And in true Nora Robert’s style, you land up not wanting to let go of the characters.
If you like quirky, independent women characters, you are going to love this one.
My rating is 4 stars.
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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 -- and will leave people hungering for more.