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The Witness by Nora Roberts
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Jun 25, 2012

really liked it
Read in June, 2012

I really liked this book. It is a good mix of romance and thriller. When Elizabeth Fitch, already attending Harvard to get her medical degree, is only 16, almost 17, she rebels against her cold, controlling mother. She cuts off and dyes her hair, hooks up with a girl whom she barely knows from school, goes shopping for a complete change of wardrobe, makes fake ID's for herself and her friend and takes off for a club owned by the Russian Mob. This ends badly with "Liz" witnessing a double murder and barely escaping herself. She is put into the witness protection program, which also doesn't end well. The book continues twelve years later when Liz, with a new name, Abilgail Lowry, again is on the move and goes to live in the Ozarks in a lovely setting where she can tend to her gardens and feel at home. As she begins to settle into her home, she realizes that she would really like to stay here, partly because of the local police chief, Brooks Gleason, with whom she is falling in love. She and Brooks devise a plan by which she can bring the killers to justice but also protect her own future.

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