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Key Witness (The Security Experts #1)

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When Elle Philips witnesses an armed robbery while standing in line at the bank, she sets into motion a deadly game of cat and mouse. Mark Denton, a security contractor and former navy SEAL, also witnesses the robbery, and is hired by Elle's father to keep his daughter safe following the incident. And while Denton's desire to protect Elle goes beyond professional bounds, h ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2013)
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Hannah
4.5 stars
Just shy of five stars because I did find it possible to put it down and read something else last night, but it kept me guessing and I loved not being able to figure it out until right at the end. There were several viable suspects, but I had it narrowed down to two and it was the third possibility that did the deeds. Excellent job on keeping me guessing!

I liked Elle and Denton as characters. They are solid people and their motivations are natural to their characters. I'll definitely be
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Laura
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: KEY WITNESS
Author: Christy Barritt
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
February 2013
ISBN: 978-0373445271
Genre: Contemporary romantic suspense

Elle Philips is at the bank when two armed men burst in. A teller is killed and the customers all robbed—in addition to the bank. Elle grabs one of the men’s cell phones when he drops it and calls 9-1-1, sending the police out. But the robbers escape, but not before threatening Elle with a slow painful death. She doesn’t take them too seriously. They don
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Emilie Hendryx
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-copy
When I received this book, I was excited to start it and, once I had, it was extremely difficult to put down!

Following footsteps of Elle Philips, a politicians daughter and campaign manager, we she her first real interaction with Mark Denton in the worst-case scenario possible, a bank robbery. When Denton is hired to protect Elle, the two are thrown into one dire circumstance after another. This time together with Denton is exactly what Elle is not looking for - close proximity with a handsome m
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Ashley Dawn
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I completely enjoyed this book. Elle is in danger. After witnessing a robbery and being key in its end, she needs protection. Mark Denton is at the robbery as well and didn't realize who Elle was, just that she was gorgeous and fun to flirt with. Now, knowing he did security for her father, the senator, and realizing she is in danger, he knows he can take care of her. As the robber's real motives come to light, keeping Elle safe may be harder than Denton had ever thought possible.
I loved the cha
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Jennifer
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A must read! I had a hard time putting this book down! I loved Elle and Denton, he seemed to have presence about him that I liked. Elle had a witty personality but let her emotions get the better of her. Elle Phillip's, a prominent senator's daughter, thinks that the bank robbers she witnessed are after her because she thwarted their plans but when, what she thinks are random and senseless crimes, happen against friends and family start. Protection specialist Mark Denton is called in to be her b ...more
Pj
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Minute by minute suspense!

I was pleasantly surprised by the non stop action. No down time in reading this book. The Characters are well developed. I had a hard time putting it down just to get my sleep.
Suzanne
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clean easy reading book. Enjoy this author!
Kim
Mar 15, 2017 added it
I enjoyed reading this book very much.
H.L. Wegley
Feb 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great blend of mystery, suspense, and romance.

What common ground can Ellie Philips, manager of her father's senatorial campaign, find with Mark Denton, a former Navy Seal assigned to protect Ellie when threats are made after she witnesses a bank robbery? Burned by a former fiancé, Ellie sees Mark as a risk taker, a man she could perhaps trust with her safety, if that was his job, but never with her heart. As a series of people die, each one closer to Ellie and each death leaving insufficient c
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Penny
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Key Witness by Christy Barritt
978-0-373-44527-1
A Love Inspired Novel
Available in February 2013

Can two hearts entwined in intrigue have the faith that they need to fall in love? Former pageant winner, Elle Philips works for her father’s re-election campaign. After she witnesses a bank robbery and a murder, her father hires Mark Denton, a security contractor, to protect her. While Elle receives threats and tragedy engulfs her, Mark works to find the perpetrators and stop the evil that surrounds th
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Christy Barritt is an author, freelance writer and speaker who lives in Virginia. She’s married to her Prince Charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious—but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado. She’s only won one contest in her life—and her prize was kissing a pig (okay ...more
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