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Witness to Death

3.34  ·  Rating details ·  141 ratings  ·  19 reviews
John Brighton is an ordinary young schoolteacher still hung up on his ex, Michelle. Suspecting her new boyfriend is cheating on her, John decides to follow Frank's Lexus and find out the truth once and for all. Turns out John's in for a major surprise. Frank isn't heading for some sack time with another girl. Instead he drags John into the middle of a shootout on the banks ...more
Kindle Edition, 303 pages
Published May 8th 2011
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Elizabeth A.
May 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Breakups are never fun, but rarely do they lead to the disastrous chain of events that John Brighton finds himself caught up in after being dumped by his girlfriend, Ashley. Instead of going the getting drunk route, John decides to turn to his ex-girlfriend, Michelle. Problem is, Michelle is involved with a new guy, Frank, and John's convinced Frank is cheating on her. Thinking he can kill two birds with one stone, prove the cheating and get Michelle back, John sets out to follow Frank to what ...more
Fiona Johnson
May 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Witness to Death is the third novel by crime thriller writer Dave White. In this exciting tale of chance events and betrayals, White jumps on board a speeding getaway vehicle, tyres smoking and screaming, whilst taking every corner on two wheels. If you like an exciting ride, you will jump on board with him and as you struggle to hold on tight, White will expertly steer with one hand on the wheel while firing at the gangsters closing in behind.

The plot that White has devised is a major strength,
Spencer Koch
May 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
In Witness to Death, John, a high school teacher inadvertently witnesses one of his friends, Frank murder 5 thugs on a dock in New Jersey. One of the thugs follows he and his friend onto a train, where Frank strangles the final thug. Unfortunately someone snaps a cell phone photo of John, and he has to go on the run because there may be people inside the police who may be trying to kill him.

Along the way, John's girlfriend gets murdered, and we find out that Frank's real name is Peter, and he is
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is my first review and it was prompted by how pleasantly surprised I was by this author. The description of "Witness To Death" is what first caught my eye and the low price was the clincher. I am going to add Dave White to my list of authors to look out for. The first chapter pulls you in and from there it is a roller coaster ride of the best kind. It is filled with action from page to page and stays interesting throughout the entire book. I only had one problem with a character and that ...more
Carole Barrowman
Feb 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark-deadly
"Witness to Death" by Dave White is a terrific thriller. John Brighton, a mild-mannered teacher, decides to tail his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend to see if he's cheating on her. He's that guy. Minutes later, he's being shot at, infidelity the last thing on his mind. Caught in a conspiracy involving Homeland Security, the CIA and an assassin with sibling issues, John is suddenly on the run for his life. Packed with action, false identities and double crosses, this book reminded me of John Buchan's ...more
May 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Dave makes the transition from P.I. novel to the longer form of the Thriller with ease. Witness To Death involves a complicated cast of characters, most all of whom are, in one way or another, critical to the multiple events that lead to simple irony of the last chapter. With another author, it would be easy to lose your way in the fast paced events of the book. No so here. Dave never lets you lose track of who's who and doing what to whom the first line of the book to the last. A very ...more
Gareth Price
May 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Wow. A rollercoaster ride that never lets up. Spys, terrorists, bombs & an ordinary hero tying to save the love of his life. Very different to the Jackson Donne shorts recently released but just as intriguing. Way to go, Mr White !
Just ok

Started off very interesting , action filled and full of suspense. Then it was hard to follow at times, and a very strange ending.
Mike Briggs
Aug 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, reviewed
I came to the book through a somewhat odd set of circumstances. I saw a tweet about a book that had a 2000% increase on Amazon. So I followed a link in that tweet to a blog. The blog mentioned the review, about how the author noted he had initial good sales in the first month, but once summer started he was down to about ten books a something. I can't recall if it was 10 a day, or week. Can't be month as the book came out in May, and this is June. Right, so I followed a link there to the actual ...more
May 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, own, read_2013
A pretty solid thriller that manages to contain the international terrorist angle to New Jersey and New York through clever manipulation of the small-ish cast of characters by way of their interlocking relationships. I like my thrillers to be character driven and this is the foundation of WITNESS TO DEATH. Despite an unassuming homeland terror threat by a weapons manufacture and local mob outfit, it’s accidental hero, John Brighton and ex girlfriend Michelle who bathe in the limelight. Alphabet ...more
Aug 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
Don't bother with this sophomoric effort, rife with typos and the kind of cliched prose that would earn a C+ in most college writing courses. For instance, the author spends a paragraph sharing the thoughts of an antagonist. In the paragraph that follows, he provides another thought, attributed to "he," but the reader isn't quite sure just who the "he" is -- the just-mentioned antagonist or (in many cases) the protagonist -- a bush-league gaffe that's all-too-frequently encountered here. The ...more
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic! It was a page turner through and through. I stayed up too late last night finishing it. At the time I hate the last two pages. But, now I am ok with the ending. I could knock it down a star just because there were a number of typos in the Kindle version that I read. But, it was just too good.
Martin Cooper
Aug 05, 2011 rated it liked it
On the whole this was a well written thriller novel, easy to read with plenty of action and plot twists but spoilt slightly by the rather strange ending. It left me with questions that could not be answered and the thought that there may be a follow on book but would I want to read it?
Ann York
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book it was about a man being a spy abd trying to stop terrorists from blowing up somethig up in america and he has to stop it from happening its really good
Mar 08, 2012 added it
I did not enjoy how this book ended!!! I don't recommend it, I felt cheated at the end and was left feeling incomplete!!!!
Aug 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Thriller featuring the Department of Homeland Security, black ops and a schoolteacher. Lots of action and shooting.
Apr 03, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars because I was wrought with frustration - good paced novel with lots if Jersey roots but I can't LOVE a book that punches me in the gut
Jul 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed book but did not like the ending
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