Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Witness by Nora Roberts

The Witness by Nora Roberts 

This is an adult romance/thriller novel (Rated NC-17)

(Five Can I Give It More Hearts)

Book Summary

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 revealed.

With 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 more.

My Review

How refreshing is it to read from a master. Nora Roberts is such an author. She should get the lifetime achievement award for writing. No, not every book she writes is a five star read. But for the most part they are all 4 and 5 star reads, at least in my experience and I think I’ve read everything except her really early works. 

So here we have a story so well written and well told, I wonder how deep this author’s imagination goes. The heroine in this story has her quirks which makes her all the more lovable. And guess what?  The guy, THE GUY, isn’t a jerk, ever. And we still love him. How refreshing. 

I have to say, there is another guy that passes through the heroine’s life and even those he’s a douche, I had a thing for him too. Go Nora for writing the characters so darn good.

And then the storyline is so believable and it story goes on and on, I find it interesting I wasn’t once bored. I was eager to continue reading. It a mix of thriller/police procedure/mystery/drama/romance.

Sigh, yet it ended. And no, this is a standalone book. Too bad, I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

Audio Review
Julia Whelan did an amazing job with the narration. Sometimes, the narrator adds something extra to the story. And I think she did for this one. She really brought to life the quirks of the main character which added humor and that something that makes you fall for them.  And for me, it’s important to me that the character’s voices be distinctive so that I don’t have to focus 100% on the book and I can multi-task. Objective accomplished. 

My book boyfriend Brooks.

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