Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer,...more
I never thought romance suspense was Ms Roberts best...more
I absolutely fell in love with the strong yet venerable girl/woman and I loved that she finally found someone that she can finally count on. Brooks and liz/Abby have become my all time FAVORITE Nora Roberts H&H...my only issue is that I wish we had more of an epilogue.
Wow. For me this was Nora Roberts back to doing what she does best. This is a wonderfully crafted story. While we know the players, the crime and pretty much how it will end from almost page one, this still took me on a great ride. Twists and turns and characters that kept me engaged.
This did have a touch of your typical NR filler (way to much about the gardens and what Abigail liked to cook). But I could completely overlook that. Br...more
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Audio version: Julia Whelan was perfect for the characters. She "got" Elizabeth/Abigail! I bumped the rating to 5 stars for the audio version. Still 4 stars for print.
The Witness is a very solid 4 star book. It starts with a bang. The first 100 pages are on-the-edge-of-your-seat riveting. I wasn't at all unhappy when the pace (and my heart rate) slowed to more normal levels for the central 1/2 of the book. While the first 100 pages sets up the suspens...more
It’s hard to deny the talent and mass appeal of Nora Roberts considering The Witness is her 200th book. I mean...wow! That is quite an impressive achievement and a boon for romance readers. I consider myself a fan of hers, and I especially loved her Bride Quartet series and the few J.D. Robb In Death books that I’ve read. Some of her books tend to be a little bit too generic and plain vanilla for my taste, but I occasionally enjoy their comfort lik...more
Quick summary --- Liz witnesses a double murder, gets put in protective custody, her safety is compromised and she runs for 12 years. She settles in a small town and Brooks, the local chief of police, and her become involved. :)
Abigail (what Liz is know as now) learns that being alive is not the same as having a life. She finds a man (Brooks) who loves her even after he fin...more
One thing I love about this author is the way she sets up the backstory. If you’re familiar with her work then you probably already know that she likes to cut her books into s...more
Elizabeth Fitch is a genius. But, of course she is, her mother designed her that way. As far back as she can rememb...more
This one decision leads to the witnessing of a horrible crime committed by a crim...more
Nora Roberts Romantic Suspense has never failed to intrigue me, keep me interested, and entertain me. And this book was no different. Actually, I take that back---this book did so much more for me. The Witness kept me at the edge of my chair and biting my nails. It kept me rooting for the ‘good guy’ that was Abigail and praying, metaphorically, for the toppling of the bad guys. I kept wishing that the book was longer or I could read slower so it wouldn’t end.
Though I haven't read any other books by Nora Roberts, I know she's a romance writer, not crime, or thriller, but I couldn't help wishing this book was a crime/thriller. The set-up to the main plot was really really good, fascinating, but then the rest of the book never reaches that level again.
To be honest, I'm a bit mean giving this two stars, but on a comparative level to the books I would give three stars, it falls...more
One of my favorite new releases this year. I loved the characters. Great romantic suspense story! Reminded me in style to the early Linda Howard books, which hooked me on the romantic suspense genre.
Going to the mall during such a time might lead to some rebellious choices.
But what happened to Elizabeth Fitch during one "stolen" day of her sixteen years started out as fun...and ended up with tragic consequences. An extremely bright girl, heade...more
Elizabeth Fitch is 16. She has led a very sheltered life, controlled completely by her mother. She is a genius and has already started Harvard Medical School, following in her mother’s footsteps, on her mother’s orders. But, Elizabeth doesn’t want to be a doctor. In fact, she’s decided she doesn’t want to follow her mother’s instructions anymore on just about everything. She wants to wear cool clothes and have girlfriends to go shopping with...more
While this is Nora Roberts' 200th novel (200th!!! - and she's even written more since!!), it's my first time reading something of hers... and certainly not my last. If all of her stuff is as tightly woven and entertaining as 'The Witness' I can certainly understand her success and popularity.
While I would classify this as romantic suspense, it had a much different tone than what I'm used to when...more
Elizabeth Fitch/Abigail Lowery is a unique heroine. Planned and scripted from birth, right down to the selection of donor father, Elizabeth has had zero input in her activities, friends, or scholarship. She put up with that for 16 years but when her mother cancelled vacation when Elizabeth returned from her first year at Harvard (some of the planning panned out and...more
Shortly after beginning THE WITNESS, I wondered if this book was the right match for me. I kept with it and am I SO GLAD I did because this book ended up being another great read by Nora Roberts.
Elizabeth is a star college student, a brainiac with big aspirations and she possesses the natural talent to achieve them. Unfortunately, the dream she is pursuing as a doctor isn’t really her dream. It’s her controlling mother’s plan for her. One day Elizabeth just snaps and fi...more
The biggest reason is that even though the story could have been how one super woman and her lover take down her nemesis, it was more about small town living and what the heroine can "live" for instead of surviving. In fact the main threat kind of looses substance after the first...more
Die Story ist gleich zu Beginn sehr mitreißend und der Abschnittt in dem Elizabeth Fitch noch jung ist hat mich sofort in den Bann gezogen. Was ihr passiert und wie ihr bisheriges leben verlaufen ist haben...more
This one just didn't speak to me. Brooks was a bit annoying, Abigail, uninspiring. I liked Bert. Bert was the best thing about the whole situation if you ask me.
Ok, What good to say. I really liked that there was a female hacker. The feminist in me was thrilled to find a female that not only hacked, but excelled in computer skills, weaponry, and electronics in general. I didn't love that she was m...more
This was Nora Roberts 200th book. While I haven't read very many of her books, this was by far, the best one I have read. It was so good. I began "reading" it on audio on a road trip. I made it about halfway through the audio on my road trip, but then I arrived home and couldn't handle the thought of not finishing the book that day, so I immediately went out and bought the hardbook copy of the book. I finished it three hours later (vs. the 8 hours of audio I still had remaining to list...more
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.
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Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of the five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her sopho...more