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Audie Award Nominee, Romance, 2013
Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.
Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems. Her own security is supplemented by a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. Unfortunately, that seems to be the quickest way to draw attention in a tiny southern town.
The mystery of Abigail Lowery intrigues local police chief Brooks Gleason, on both a personal and a professional level. Her sharp, logical mind, her secretive nature, her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something, even if he doesn’t know what - and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed.
Accustomed to two-bit troublemakers, Gleason is about to walk into the sights of very powerful and dangerous men. And Abigail Lowery, who has built a life based on security and self-control, is at risk of losing both.
©2012 Nora Roberts (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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By Lady M on 08-10-13

BRAVO!

What a story---What a performance!

This is one of the best audiobooks I've listen to. It's abridged, but so well edited one would never know there was a longer version. I think I prefer the abridged version because the Mafia assassination the 16 year old girl witnessed and other scenes of violence are no-doubt more detailed in the unabridged version. Julia Whelan's performance draws you into the story... it's as if you can see the scenes and feel the fear of the witness.

"The Witness" has much to recommend it: likable characters, humor, mystery, romance. I don't want to spoil anything; by not knowing what will happen next is part of the books appeal....I listened to it in one night. I was so caught up in Elizabeth/Abigail and Brook's story I didn't want it to end.

I highly recommend it!

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By Mindy Winder on 02-28-17

great book

I really liked this book. a real page turner. couldn't put it down. loved it

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By pama on 06-14-15

One of her best !

This is definitely one on Nora Roberts best novels well worth listening to
Will listen to this one more than once!

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By Elham on 04-11-16

boring

boring. goes into too many trivial details. repeats these same over & over. narration is monotone.

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By D. Baker on 03-07-16

A beautiful story well told

As usual beautifully written & facts & characters well communicated. Terrific orator as well. Fear, trust, love & a happy ending.

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