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When I tell people that I read romance, they often ask, Like Nora Roberts I ll confess, I used to scoff at those people I viewed myself as way hipper or cooler than Nora Roberts but now that I ve actually TRIED her stuff, I ll admit that I was dead wrong Nora Roberts can write her ass off.This book is for fans of quirky, independent women It is for us geeks and smarties, for fans of sex positive female characters It is for lovers of romantic suspense that isn t overly dramatic Frankly When I tell people that I read romance, they often ask, Like Nora Roberts I ll confess, I used to scoff at those people I viewed myself as way hipper or cooler than Nora Roberts but now that I ve actually TRIED her stuff, I ll admit that I was dead wrong Nora Roberts can write her ass off.This book is for fans of quirky, independent women It is for us geeks and smarties, for fans of sex positive female characters It is for lovers of romantic suspense that isn t overly dramatic Frankly, it was flat out awesome I m going to touch on the narrator for a moment Julia Whelan is a prolific and well known narrator for a reason she is simply amazing at her craft Her range of voices, her ability to do a realistic male voice, her performance skills they were all perfection It made the 16 hours fly by, and I listened to the whole thing in just a couple of days The narration made an already stellar story come to life.If you like Nora Roberts or you like romantic suspense, you must try this book But if you are like me and are not well acquainted with either, you STILL MUST TRY THIS BOOK This is a must read for romance lovers, especially audiobook lovers Nora Roberts has always been THAT author for me The author that you know no matter what mood you were in, her books would be just right But for some unexplainable reason, I have not read one of her books in such a long time So when I received The Witness as a gift from my wonderful friend, I dove right in And, as sure as the sun rises in the East, the book was perfect in every way First, I want to introduce you to Elizabeth Fitch She is the sixteen year old daughter of Dr Susan L Fit Nora Roberts has always been THAT author for me The author that you know no matter what mood you were in, her books would be just right But for some unexplainable reason, I have not read one of her books in such a long time So when I received The Witness as a gift from my wonderful friend, I dove right in And, as sure as the sun rises in the East, the book was perfect in every way First, I want to introduce you to Elizabeth Fitch She is the sixteen year old daughter of Dr Susan L Fitch Elizabeth was conceived through IVF, the donor carefully chosen for the ultimate intellect, looks and health This fact was clearly stated to Elizabeth, time and time again Her mother is emotionless and controlling She guides every aspect of Elizabeth s life, her education, clothes, nutrition, daily activities Elizabeth is technically a genius with a photographic memory At sixteen, she is in Harvard and her mother has her set to begin medical school This is not what Elizabeth wants, though But she has never disobeyed her mother, until THAT night.Elizabeth and her mother have argued for the first time After Dr Fitch leaves for a medical convention, Elizabeth goes to a mall for the first time, shops, and runs into a girl she once knew in school They come up with a plan for a crazy night out, using false ID s, going to a club and hoping to meet cute guys But, this night does not turn out the way it was supposed to Elizabeth is a witness to a horrible crime She is taken into protective custody but through another equally horrible set of circumstances, she is forced to run on her own Fast forward twelve years Elizabeth has become Abigail Lowery She is living in a small town in the Ozarks She has found a place she loves A place she would like to call home But she knows she can t stay Still, though, she has put down roots here She has planted a butterfly garden and vegetable garden She keeps to herself She s known as a loner But there is one person that would like to break through that protective shell and see who is underneath Brooks Gleason is the town Chief of Police And he is intrigued by Abigail He keeps showing up at her house unannounced and breaking down her defenses Eventually Abigail does give in, knowing that this is something that can t last But she has never experienced romance, love Never dated She has so much trouble expressing herself but the things she says are just so completely endearing Her awkwardness and naivety make her adorable I loved Brooks and Abigail together They were exactly what each other needed But, Brooks knows Abigail is hiding something He wants her to trust him enough to let him in And can Abigail dare to dream of a future with Brooks, in this lovely town Does she have the courage to finally face her past and put it to restI m half in love with you and heading fast toward three quartersI loved this book so much No one can write suspense and romance together like Nora Roberts You will fall in love with Elizabeth Abigail and Brooks And also with Brook s family This book will make you sigh, smile and also grip the arms of your chair a little tighter It was simply a wonderful book I hope you ll give it a tryTo be held like this on a cool spring night by someone who cared It was like a miracle, even for someone who didn t believe in them 4 stars seriously leaning towards 5 stars Well, well, well What a pleasant surprise I m new to Nora Roberts and, to tell you the truth, I didn t expect too much I mean, my neighbor was reading her books while I was crying over Bambi s mom.Well I was wrong.Everything was kick ass good, though the heroine outshone everybody and everything She s one badass chick and I want to be her best friend One of my most favorite heroines ever QUICK REVIEW Enjoyment 4.5 5Writing style 4 5Storyline 5 4 stars seriously leaning towards 5 stars Well, well, well What a pleasant surprise I m new to Nora Roberts and, to tell you the truth, I didn t expect too much I mean, my neighbor was reading her books while I was crying over Bambi s mom.Well I was wrong.Everything was kick ass good, though the heroine outshone everybody and everything She s one badass chick and I want to be her best friend One of my most favorite heroines ever QUICK REVIEW Enjoyment 4.5 5Writing style 4 5Storyline 5 5 Hero 4 5Heroine 5 5Secondary characters 4 5 Hotness steam 2.5 5 Romance 4 5 Angst 2 5Darkness level 2 5Humor 2.5 5Depth of the book 4 5POV multiple, third personTriggers view spoiler heroine witnesses several murders hide spoiler Don t get me wrong This book is great But it could have been so much.Though I haven t read any other books by Nora Roberts, I know she s a romance writer, not crime, or thriller, but I couldn t help wishing this book was a crime thriller The set up to the main plot was really really good, fascinating, but then the rest of the book never reaches that level again To be honest, I m a bit mean giving this two stars, but on a comparative level to the books I would give three stars, it falls Don t get me wrong This book is great But it could have been so much.Though I haven t read any other books by Nora Roberts, I know she s a romance writer, not crime, or thriller, but I couldn t help wishing this book was a crime thriller The set up to the main plot was really really good, fascinating, but then the rest of the book never reaches that level again To be honest, I m a bit mean giving this two stars, but on a comparative level to the books I would give three stars, it falls a little bit flat.I was reading, reading, reading and when I finished, all I thought was, that s it So many characters that weren t developed yet the bad guys and she didn t extend the plot any further, instead she just concentrated on the romance part Which is understandable, because that s the genre she writes, but it left me feeling empty This had the potential to be the new Girl With The Dragon Tattoo The main character has a photographic memory, she has a ridiculous IQ, she s socially inept, say hello to interesting character who is crying out for acharacter development and aintense plot Now USE her Actually to be honest, her character was a little unrealistic when she was young, and I found it a little hard to warm to her When she grew up, her talents and a little of her personality struck a resemblance to Lisbeth Salander not as hardcore, of course , but I m not complaining, because that s one of my favourite heroines ever.I m going on and on and making this book appear to be a bad book, but it isn t Honestly, it s good But I feel frustrated at the potential this book has, and this potential was never reached Instead, it was like this Terrific set up, intriguing characters, romance, romance, romance, everything solved within ten pages, the end, boom.Sigh WARNING Contains Spoilers I m a big fan of Nora Roberts but I m not sure why people gave this book such rave reviews This book started out with a bang Elizabeth is a 16 year old genius rebelling against her cold,controlling mother She meets up with a Russian mafia don and witnesses the brutal murder of a mafia henchman and her teenaged female friend She ends up on the run for her life Twelve years later, she moves to a small town and meets and falls in love with the local sheriff, Brook WARNING Contains Spoilers I m a big fan of Nora Roberts but I m not sure why people gave this book such rave reviews This book started out with a bang Elizabeth is a 16 year old genius rebelling against her cold,controlling mother She meets up with a Russian mafia don and witnesses the brutal murder of a mafia henchman and her teenaged female friend She ends up on the run for her life Twelve years later, she moves to a small town and meets and falls in love with the local sheriff, Brooks Elizabeth s character comes across as the stereotypical genius who would never, in a million years, be able to blend in in any gathering that didn t involve Mensa members Her speech is stilted and stiff She is a recluse who somehow thought that her antisocial ways would not be noticed in a small, rural community Her love interest, Brooks, comes across as a paragon of virtues He s too good to be true and as boring as can be There s no edge there, no feeling of passion or drive After they meet, the majority of the book revolves around their relationship and Elizabeth s caution and security interests the alarms that alert her when intruders or visitors come on her property, her possession of numerous handguns, the loyal and well trained guard dog In addition, pages cover her hacking into FBI and mafia computers and using those tools to damage the mafia To make it even duller, they deal with towns people and their issues I kept expecting something to happen I kept waiting for the mafia to discover where she was and come in with guns blazing That never happened Instead, the bad guys were taken down without any kind of fight and then the book was over To me, this book just fizzled It was boring and bland There was no suspense, no drama, no passion The characters were stereotypical and as flat as the storyline If I wanted friends, I d join a book clubYeah, I like this girl She had an extremely shitty day when she was 16.No, even shittier than this one.She witnessed a double murder and became the key to taking down a powerful organized crime family This led to witness protection, andmurders, and then to a life on the run until we find her living as a hermit in the Ozarks.All she ever wanted to do was fit in But, it just wasn t meant to be.Missed it by that much.So, our heroine meets upIf I wanted friends, I d join a book clubYeah, I like this girl She had an extremely shitty day when she was 16.No, even shittier than this one.She witnessed a double murder and became the key to taking down a powerful organized crime family This led to witness protection, andmurders, and then to a life on the run until we find her living as a hermit in the Ozarks.All she ever wanted to do was fit in But, it just wasn t meant to be.Missed it by that much.So, our heroine meets up with the small town sheriff who also happens to be a hottie and he is intrigued by herAm I going to find another gun when I get out dishes and such to set the table Yes You re the most interesting woman of my acquaintanceShe s armed better than most of your small militias, has a kick ass guard dog who speaks several languages, and has state of the art security that makes the White House look like this place She is totally not interested in starting a relationship with the cop Which, coincidentally, makes herattractive to himI won t have sex with you Now you hurt my feelings No, I haven t Deciding to make her position clear, she started for the house I like sex See there, we just keep finding common ground If this keeps up, we ll be best friends inside a week Men love a challenge Hard to get It works every time.I really liked both characters in this story She was a socially awkward genius, and he was a funny, laid back cop They were actually kind of perfect for each other I also found the police part of things to be interesting There was a lot about power and corruption in law, along with politics Altogether, this made for an awesome story that I thoroughly enjoyed.Thanks to my friend, Petit Pety for recommending this 5 stars Contemporary Romance Romantic SuspenseIt s hard to deny the talent and mass appeal of Nora Roberts considering The Witness is her 200th book I meanwow That is quite an impressive achievement and a boon for romance readers I consider myself a fan of hers, and I especially loved her Bride Quartet series and the few J.D Robb In Death books that I ve read Some of her books tend to be a little bit too generic and plain vanilla for my taste, but I occasionally enjoy their comfort lik 5 stars Contemporary Romance Romantic SuspenseIt s hard to deny the talent and mass appeal of Nora Roberts considering The Witness is her 200th book I meanwow That is quite an impressive achievement and a boon for romance readers I consider myself a fan of hers, and I especially loved her Bride Quartet series and the few J.D Robb In Death books that I ve read Some of her books tend to be a little bit too generic and plain vanilla for my taste, but I occasionally enjoy their comfort like good old vanilla ice cream, even if it doesn t make them all that memorable The Witness is one of the better NR books that I ve read It s a great contemporary suspense with satisfying romance between an extraordinary heroine and a protective cop hero Often I find that my reading enjoyment tends to hinge on my feelings about the hero, but this time it was primarily the unique, unforgettable heroine who made me like the book so much I loved the heroine, Elizabeth Liz, right from the start and my heart ached for her It s told in four parts acts with the first involving her as a sixteen year old girl, and the ending of the first act page 100 in the Hardcover edition was intense, pulse pounding, and emotionally distressing I admired the strong, formidable, self reliant woman she became Abigail is a kick ass survivor in hiding with so many interesting, veiled layers, and it s impossible not to like her, especially when her social awkwardness and gruff loner persona make her unintentionally funny and glimpses of that vulnerable girl yearning for affection and normalcy are revealed view spoiler The part where she methodically researched proper etiquette and social customs of a barbecue on the Internet just to prepare for a casual gathering with Brooks s family cracked me up Yet it was also a bit heartbreaking when she became so easily discomfited by routine social graces and niceties hide spoiler Police Chief Brooks Gleason is a great hero, and he s pushy and unyielding in his pursuit of Abigail yet remarkably patient and understanding of her as well And I couldn t possibly forget to mention Abigail s loyal friend and guard dog, Bert, since their relationship adds so much to the story Bert definitely deserves top dog honors for favorite animal companion.My one complaint is that I wantedfrom the epilogue, but otherwise I really enjoyed this So kudos to Ms Roberts for her notable 200th release 5 stars Written July 17, 20154 1 2 Stars Fantastic listening and a good well told thrilling plot I m to be honest surprised, but this NR romance impressed memuchI bought this Nora Roberts as an 16 18 hrs audiobook narrated by Julia Whelan already back in March I honestly thought I was finished and done with NB books several years ago, but never say never The Witness from 2012 has got so many happy reviews, and was much appreciated by both Kathleen and Heather as an audiobook Convinced by fr Written July 17, 20154 1 2 Stars Fantastic listening and a good well told thrilling plot I m to be honest surprised, but this NR romance impressed memuchI bought this Nora Roberts as an 16 18 hrs audiobook narrated by Julia Whelan already back in March I honestly thought I was finished and done with NB books several years ago, but never say never The Witness from 2012 has got so many happy reviews, and was much appreciated by both Kathleen and Heather as an audiobook Convinced by friends, I wanted to give The Wittness and a NB novel a second chance It s was time Wow Sixteen highly entertaining listening hours The Wittness was from the very first chapter nerve tingling and breathlessly exciting I was at once on my edge This pretty clever storyplot mainly about fear, revenge, cruelty but also about to fit in, be a normal girl, be loved and to sincerely trust someone once again really got me An EXTRA STAR for a fantastic audiobook narration I m not sure this should had been such a winner for me just reading by myself Chicago some years agoElizabeth Fitch is a sixteen years old super intelligent girl with a very controlling mother who let loose one..ONE single night A night that change her life for ever Two cruel murders, one of her new friend Guilty men, Russian ancestors that all belongs to the mob in Chicago From that night is Elizabeth a hunted victim she is the witness Love doesn t turn on and off like a light switch In a small Arkansas townYears later is there a police chief, Brooks Gleason who is intrigued by Abigail Lowery, the mysterious woman living outside town since a while He just feel and strongly suspects that this armed woman, with a huge scary dog, needs protection from something Our hero Brooks is a man who likes to protect He takes good care of his citizens and he like to solve tricky puzzles Especially when there is an beautiful woman to get to know Learning to live a real lifeThis poor teen girl Yes, it was a traumatic start I just wished her a better life Elizabeth s mom was a egocentric bitch in the right word and meaning without any ability to feel feelings for, or want to take tender care of, of her own young daughter The first part with teenage Elizabeth isn t that long and the main storyline starts the day Abigail meets Brooks What a funny heroine we get here This very intelligent and kind of geeky woman was just so adorable charming when she discovered feelings, the love play and relationships stuff Chuckling fun I allways enjoy to read about a bit cheesy nerd characters A female character who almost talks like a living encyclopedia must be some combination of letters Like this heroine So likeable and charming Studies show adolescent males often make decisions based on sex Many fail to grow out of it After weighing the pros and cons, I ve decided sex with you would be mutually satisfying You re attractive and pleasant And clean You kiss very well, and while I ve found that s not always a reliable gauge for skill in bed, it often follows If you re agreeable, we can finish dinner, I ll show you the greenhouse, then we can go in and have sex I m on birth control, but I would require you wear a condom and this wonderful M.A.N This gorgeous man A dream hero with an upbringing in a big warm caring hippie family A friendly, but righteous policeman who moved back to his small hometown when his father was getting older and a bit sick, and when his mother and married sisters needed him for nearer support The kind of man most women wish for You know the kind big strong, wise, tender, funny, charming, loyal and faithful, and cozy kissable sexy Drool worthy I also mostly like novels or romances set in small nice places or towns Stories including tales about local people, about sweet old ladies, nice old friends, a odd secretary, a lovely mom, some adorable cute dogs like Big Bert and Sunny s new puppy a gift from her thoughtful son , etc etc I like suspense stories with a lot of romance feeling thereand some steamy hot moments I actually got it all here Some small dance moves She was happy, she realized, as she marked off her plot with string and stakes Really happy With spring, with work, with her home With Brooks Had she been really happy before Surely there had been moments Did our heroine get her revenge, was there a pretty clever solution Read or listen and discover Julia Whelan narrator does it so amazing well.She just swept me away with a nail biting thrilling suspense romance..a genre perfect for me this summer vacation week Quite long book but well worth the time.Recommended to you who also left Ms Roberts to other readers those with lesser good taste in their book choices, haha years ago I crawl to the cross, it may beNR soon.I LIKE surprising good audio stories extremely well narrated I gifted the translated yes there really are some romances in Swedish sometimes paperback to my older 71 mom last xmas She enjoyed it and she lent it to my picky sister A good sign, my mom is this genre S R steamy but not erotica fan {Free Epub} î The Witness õ Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive The events that followed changed her life forever Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks A freelance programmer, she designs sophisticated security systems and supplements her own security with a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing But Abigail s reserve only intrigues police chief Brooks Gleason Her logical mind, her secretive nature, and her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealedWith a quirky, unforgettable heroine and a pulse pounding plotline, Nora Roberts presents a riveting new read that cements her place as today s most reliably entertaining thriller and will leave people hungering for I absolutely loved this book My emotions were all over the place on this one from happy, sad, scared, anticipation and profound sarrow for the heroine I absolutely fell in love with the strong yet venerable girl woman and I loved that she finally found someone that she can finally count on Brooks and liz Abby have become my all time FAVORITE Nora Roberts H hmy only issue is that I wish we hadof an epilogue I absolutely loved this book My emotions were all over the place on this one from happy, sad, scared, anticipation and profound sarrow for the heroine I absolutely fell in love with the strong yet venerable girl woman and I loved that she finally found someone that she can finally count on Brooks and liz Abby have become my all time FAVORITE Nora Roberts Hhmy only issue is that I wish we hadof an epilogue