23. April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Fiction, Judy, Thriller/Suspense

The Witness by Nora Roberts, 468 pages, read by Judy, on 04/14/2014

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.

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