Book Review: The Witness

IMG_3733Title: The Witness
Author: Nora Roberts
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Format: Unabridged Audio Book

Elizabeth Fitch grew up in a controlling home with a mother who viewed her as just another item to mark off on her checklist of life. One night Elizabeth decides to rebel. She dyes her hair, buys new clothes, forges fake IDs for her and a classmate, Julie, and they end up at a club, drinking too much and flirting with the Russian owners, who just happen to have ties to the Russian mafia. When they take the party back to one of the Russian’s homes Elizabeth ends up witnessing the two brutal murders, one being her friend Julie.

Fast forward 20 years and Elizabeth, now Abigail Lowery, is living a quiet and secluded life in the Ozarks. Working as a freelance security developer and sticking to her home on the outskirts of town, Elizabeth is hardly one to notice. This doesn’t stop the town police chief, Brooks Gleason, from taking notice though or letting his curiosity get the better of him. Now Abigail, who’s always maintained a distance from anyone and strict control of her life, is slowly letting Brooks in, but what would happen if the dangerous men of Elizabeth’s past were to resurface?

This is quite possibly the best book I’ve ever read listened too. And that is saying something, because I’ve read some book multiple times. This one however, just struck a chord with me. As of late I find myself drawn to books that have mystery, murder, romance, well-developed characters and even better developed plots and most importantly confident, strong woman who also have some insecurities, because no one is perfect. To be quite frank, the first few chapters of this book worried me. They were pretty slow and honestly, boring. However, they proved pivotal to the entire story and main character. Nora Roberts is such a prolific writer, its hard to not get caught up in the story.

5+ Stars



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