The Witness

The Witness 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.

Book Reviews

Abbie's Mom

The Witness5 star

So much fun!55


Loved every detail of this story!5 star

Loved every detail of this story! Start to finish, plot, character development, Brooks 🥰… especially the evolving Liz/Abigale… she was such an interesting lead, I loved her. Wonderful wonderful read! Devoured it in a few days!55


Witness Brave5 star

Loved how the character survived and stood strong on her own without a man. Great how the characters respected each other n helped each other.55

Jillzy boo

Wonderful story3 star

So well written. Fast paced. Love the rapport between the characters.35


Loved it5 star

So good! I finished it in two days. I love the combination of suspense and romance. I definitely recommend it.55


The witness5 star

Excellent as usual!55


One of the most riveting books I have read, possibly my favorite5 star



Great characters5 star

I loved these characters. What a strong and appealing heroine!55


The Witness5 star

Great as always👏👏👏👏👏55


Highly recommend!4 star

One of Nora Roberts best.45

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