Sep. 11th, 2017

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Title: The Witness
Author: Nora Roberts
Genre: Suspense
Rating: 4/5
# pages: 488 pages
Date read: September, 2017

Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and letting a strange man's seductive Russian accent lure her to a house far away. 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, her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something - and that her elaborate defences hide a story that needs to be revealed.


A really great read! I definitely need to read more Nora Roberts, the last few (this one and "The Obsession") have been true page turners.

Although slightly unrealistic at times (which is why I subtracted the last star) I really enjoyed both the plot and the characters. Elizabeth's mum seemed almost like a carbon copy of Beverly Hofstadter (from The Big Bang Theory) and Abigail herself could give Bones a run for her money when it comes to being socially inept, but I loved Bones, and was charmed with Abigail as well. I liked that the focus wasn't on solving a crime, but rather on moving on and establishing a life for oneself.

Very pleasant read :-)

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