The WitnessNora Roberts

The Witness

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The Witness by Nora Roberts Book Summary

In her stunning 200th novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts proves why no one is better “when it comes to flawlessly fusing high-stakes suspense with red-hot romance" (Booklist, starred review).

Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth Fitch 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.

Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance security systems designer, her own protection 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 get attention in a tiny southern town.

The mystery of Abigail Lowery and her sharp mind, secretive nature and unromantic viewpoint intrigues local police chief Brooks Gleason, on both a personal and professional level. And while he suspects that Abigail needs protection from something, Gleason is accustomed to two-bit troublemakers, not the powerful and dangerous men who are about to have him in their sights.

And Abigail Lowery, who has built a life based on security and self-control, is at risk of losing both.

The Witness (Nora Roberts) Book Reviews

The witnessA feel-good, wonderful, believable, love adventure. A page-turner with clean story lines and realistic human behavior. Well worth the price and the time to read it..Score: 5/5

The WitnessGreat read. Couldn't put it down. I recommend you read it - Lot's of suspense. Romance, suspense,and more..Score: 5/5

Really really goodA page-turner, wish it was a series!.Score: 5/5

The WitnessExcellent book. Loved it..Score: 5/5

The WitnessGreat as always👏👏👏👏👏.Score: 5/5

Great readCouldn't put it down and sad when completed. Would love more on this couple.Score: 5/5

First Nora Roberts book I ever dislikedOut of character, unpleasant. Slogged about 3/4 through, then tossed it. There's just enough callous violence in the world already to pay good money to be subjected to even more of it..Score: 1/5

Couldn't put it downThis was my first book I read by Nora Roberts and I was definitely not disappointed! The story line was great and I couldn't put it down. Definitely worth it!.Score: 5/5

The WitnessFabulous read. Positive ending. NR is a fantastic author. The book inspires deep feelings for good people and in this day and age that's good. I loved the realness of the entire dialogue. I look forward to another of NR novels!.Score: 5/5

The witnessGreat.Score: 5/5

PhenomenalThis has been the best book I have read in a very long time. It was a definite page turner, I rented and copy from the library and when I didn't I have it one day, I purchased it on here! Great job!!.Score: 5/5

Awesome book!Didn’t want to put it down..Score: 5/5

So-SoI've been a loyal fan of Nora Roberts for years. I had mixed feelings on this book, though. It started off really well and was very faced paced. With such a fantastic beginning and middle, I was hoping that the ending would Ve equally as great! While it was good, it was far from spectacular. The ending seemed rushed and the characters/situations felt false and left a lit to be desired. This book really surprised me. I guess I just expect more from Nora, not less..Score: 3/5

Loved it!Excellent characters, good suspense, loved it!.Score: 5/5

ExcellentOne of Nora's best work !!.Score: 5/5

Very EnjoyableGreat writing and interesting plot. Fun to read!.Score: 5/5

Give me a break!Oh paaaalease! The female character's list of achievements is so absurd it was hard to read the ridiculous dialogue without snickering! It wasn't even remotely "believable" and ruined a potentially semi-ok storyline with the abundance of references to her " intellect". Skip this joke of a book. I stopped reading after she said she had an eidectic memory for the hundredth time..Score: 1/5

"The Witness" by Nora Roberts - A suspenseful must read for all ages 16 and up.Why read "The Witness" by Nora Roberts? Consider a young girl, Elizabeth, finds out her Mother didn't give birth to her for love but to make the best out of a sperm donor's DNA. Elizabeth finds herself at 16 a college student that has never been on a date nor has she ever been shopping with friends. She has an opportunity to have a day shopping with a girl from her old high school and forging fake ID's for them to go out to a popular club. Elizabeth soon finds herself running for her life. What comes next will change her life in ways she would have never dreamed possible. Will this naive girl survive into womanhood? If so, what sort of life will she have? All this and more will be answered by Nora Roberts as the story unfolds. You'll discover what happened to Elizabeth, her Mother and the Federal Agents assigned to protect Elizabeth or is it to prosecute? "The Witness," kept me guessing. It is a snapshot of a girl left on her own with no guidance and the trouble that finds her. A Mother's love is important and this story shows why on so many levels. The adult Elizabeth finds she still has things to learn about finding and keeping love between a man and a woman too. She has to find the courage and wisdom within herself to pursue the man of her dreams while staying safe from the men from her nightmares. Nora brings all the characters in this book to life from the shy and bookish Elizabeth to the sterile, demanding and unfeeling Mother you'll find those you love and those you will love to hate in this adventure of the heart. There are very few writers that could bring a character like Elizabeth to life, but Nora Roberts does it beautifully. From the style of Elizabeth's hair to the experience of wearing her first pair of heals, you will not be disappointed. This is a definite re-read for me. So much detail needs to be savored. I hope you pick up "The Witness" by Nora Roberts and see for yourself what makes this coming of age story a suspenseful drama full of mystery and hope. I also enjoyed the audiobook performance by Julia Whelan. She brings out all the emotions of the characters in her voice tone and reading style. Lovely job, Julia, thank you..Score: 5/5

The Witness by Nora RobertsIt was one of the best books I have read in a long time (and I read a lot!). I was not a fan of Nora Roberts as I'm not a fan of romance novels of which I knew she mostly wrote.. But I could not put this book down... I pretty well knew how it was going to end, well at least I thought I knew, and still couldn't put it down. There was substance, good characters, and wonderful lines that made me laugh out loud... You cannot go wrong in reading this book. Enjoy!!!.Score: 5/5

One of the most riveting books I have read, possibly my favoritePamela.Score: 5/5

The WitnessI rarely write a review, but in my opinion this is Nora Roberts best book yet. The character development and story line were compelling. This is a must read for Nora Roberts fans, or anyone who wants to get lost in an excellent book..Score: 5/5

The witnessEach one of Nora Robert's books has been a pleasurable adventure and new surprise ...laughter, tears...and yet always ending in hope, integrity and a sense of well-being. Thank you..Score: 5/5

Nora Roberts at her finestBy far, this is my favorite NR book yet. No sooner had I finished it that I started all over again. I must had read it 10 times already. I loved the Liz/Abigail character. The book flowed nicely from scene to scene. I'd like to see this made into a movie. It'd be great!.Score: 5/5

TeresaLove “The Witness”. Suspense and love. Very up to date!!!.Score: 5/5

The WitnessGreat book!! Kept my interest from page one. I had a hard time putting it down! Loved Abigail!!.Score: 5/5

NR One of my favorite authorsNR seems to come out with new style in her writings. This is a ‘3 parter’ all in one book, clearly defining the story. It seemed a little weird the first time I read, but now it seems right. Great story build, smart h/H, no stupid characters. I read…a lot…7 or more books a week easy. I don’t forget what I read either, a bit of a bummer as re reading is not as enjoyable, but I’ve re read this book at least 5 times already. It’s a great story, it has challenge, strength, humor, guts, all the things you want to read with a satisfying ending that leaves you happy/content. NR is a truly talented writer..Score: 5/5

Lovedddd it!!Nora Roberts completely blew me away with this novel! She has an incredible imagination and such a way with words..Score: 5/5

The WitnessGood read!.Score: 5/5

Love Her!!Great Book!! Couldn't put it down.Score: 4/5

Loved itSo good! I finished it in two days. I love the combination of suspense and romance. I definitely recommend it..Score: 5/5

Wonderful storySo well written. Fast paced. Love the rapport between the characters..Score: 3/5

AWESOMEThe moment I picked this book up, I couldn’t stop reading, literally! It consumed me and kept me wanting more. This was an awesome story of love, suspense, truth, justice and most importantly finding happines. I LOVED I!!!! Thank you, Ms. Roberts for one of the best stories I have read :).Score: 5/5

The WitnessExcellent read! Loved the characters and the exciting start with a slower, more meticulous journey..Score: 5/5

Great read !!This book was very enjoyable to read. The story started off slowly but quickly got you involved to where you were hard pressed to put the book down. Very good writing and a tremendous ending..Score: 5/5

The WitnessI've never written a review in my life, but after seeing the negative comments here, I just have to say.....I really loved this book! I have listened to several audio books over the past couple years and this book was most definitely one of my favorites. Nora kept me interested and entertained until the end!!!.Score: 5/5

EThe Q to avoid the same Serb.Score: 5/5

Highly recommend!One of Nora Roberts best..Score: 4/5

The witnessExcellent as usual!.Score: 5/5

Good Deal!I purchased this when it came out in 2012 and loved it! I just read it again and still love it! I'm never disappointed with Nora Roberts or JD Robb.Score: 5/5

The WitnessThe best Nora Roberts novel I've read and I've probably read 20 or more.Score: 5/5

Absolutely wonderful!!!Haven't been able to read a real book in a while due to studying but what a wonderful book to start up my reading again. thank you Nora Roberts...Score: 5/5

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The WitnessGreat pace, never slowed down. Really enjoyed reading about Abigail and her ability to adapt and find love. I think I might even read it again!.Score: 5/5

The witnessHeld me to the end.Score: 4/5

Great charactersI loved these characters. What a strong and appealing heroine!.Score: 5/5

The WitnessI loved this book. As a huge fan of both Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb I always enjoy her work, but "Liz" is such a great heroine in this story. I literally could not put it down. I was mesmerized from start to finish..Score: 5/5

The witnessGreat book. Just wish it would have let me know if the worm worked.Score: 5/5

Loved it!!!This was a great book. I have a hard time fitting reading into my schedule and this book put my busy schedule on hold. Loved the romance and suspense. Didn't want to put it down..Score: 5/5

The WitnessA well written and insightful story. A perfect example of why I keep reading books by Nora Roberts..Score: 4/5

Great read!!I thought at first how could a romance novelist write a story like this but after starting it accidentally after one of her books I couldn't put it down. Great book it had everything. Love drama and suspense. One of the best books I've ever read!!.Score: 5/5

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Great bookKept my interest. Some parts are confusing but get the gist of it..Score: 4/5

The witnessGood read but confusing. I love the female lead!!!.Score: 3/5

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JillyAs usual, this was a great book. Nora never disappoints. The characters were very well rounded, and I am always left wanting more...of the people and places. Thanks Nora.....can't wait for the next one!.Score: 5/5

The witnessLoved it!!.Score: 5/5

The best yet!I've read all of Nora Roberts' books, & I think this one is the best she's dine. Yay!.Score: 5/5

Amazing once again!I absolutely loved it!! The characters are described so amazingly that you just enter their world completely! I felt like i had to lock my doors and be paranoid just reading it lol. Nora Robert has an amazing talent! Definately my favorite author!.Score: 5/5

The WitnessI just loved this book - great story, strong characters, enough twists and turns to keep things interesting. A really good read!.Score: 5/5

Wow!Great read! Couldn't put it down. Highly recommend this book. 5 stars..Score: 5/5

The Witness -Nora RobertsI enjoyed this book. The hero was a fairly typical Roberts guy, manly, sensitive, endearing, etc. The heroine was drawn a little differently with her quirky social awkwardness and it made her quite interesting. The ending was much more satisfying than the more common physical confrontation with mad/evil person and fight for your life. If you are a Roberts fan but found the Boonsboro books boring and stale, this one will make you happy..Score: 4/5

FavoriteI would dare to say this is my favorite book. It keeps you on edge from beginning to end and really makes you fall in love with the main characters. Very disappointed I'm finished!!.Score: 5/5

Page turnerI found this to be one of the best Nora Roberts book in a long time..Score: 5/5

The witnessIntriguing read, the details of Elizabeth - Abigail's,s life kept me engaged, wonderful descriptions of Brooks & his family. Loved the dog story line, merci.Score: 5/5

The Witness - Nora RobertsBRILLIANT!! Brilliantly written book. For anyone who wants to read a mesmerizing, captivating book, this is the one!!!! I completely enjoyed it, and highly recommend The Witness by Nora Roberts. I loved it, and so will you!!!!! 10 stars!!.Score: 5/5

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