The Witness: A Review

Nora Roberts' The Witness

Title:  The Witness
Author:  Nora Roberts
Published:  January 1, 2012
Publishing Company:  Putnam Adult
Page Count:  757

Summary via Goodreads
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.

My Thoughts
This book was a fun, quick read despite the daunting 757 page count; quite long for a Roberts book.  It offers all of the things we expect to find in her stories:  a man, woman, conflict, and romance.  So satisfying.  The nice change of pace with this book, compared to her others, is that it was more suspenseful.  More along the veins of the books she publishes under J.D Robb.  Regardless, you can still tell it's a Nora Roberts books.  The writing is clear and enjoyable.  The characters are well-written and fleshed out.  And the storyline is intriguing.  It also highlights how our choices can have unforeseen consequences.  This is probably one of her better ones in recent years.  Great story.

Four stars on Goodreads.  I love a Nora Roberts book :)

Happy reading!


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