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The Witness - Nora Roberts


Published: 28th January 2014
For Ages: 18+ years old
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In her stunning new 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.

About the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 "New York Times "bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print. The Witness is Roberts' two-hundredth book.

Acclaim for Nora Roberts s 200th Novel "The Witness: " Roberts answer to "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." "Kirkus Reviews " Roberts is unrivaled, and her latest addictively readable novel is guaranteed to jangle readers nerves and keep them enthralled long past bedtime. "Booklist "(starred review) Taut, riveting drama that s guaranteed to keep the adrenaline flowing. Another memorable page-turner from Roberts s consistently remarkable pen. "Library Journal " One of Roberts's cleverest heroines yet, this intricately dramatic book only confirms that Roberts is a master of the genre. "Publishers Weekly " Legendary. "Wall Street Journal " Nora Roberts has done it again, proving once more that she is reigns supreme. thenewstribune.com Roberts answer to "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." "Kirkus Reviews" Addictively readable. "Booklist "(starred review) Legendary. "The Wall Street Journal" Nora Roberts has done it again, proving once more that she reigns supreme. "The Evening Sun" (Hanover, NH)"

Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the disciplines of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.

She worked briefly as a legal secretary. "I could type fast but couldn’t spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever," she says now. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.

Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.

Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.

Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.

Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her "America’s favorite novelist."

Did you know that Nora Roberts also writes under the name J.D. Robb? Click here to view the full "In Death" series by J.D. Robb

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ISBN: 9780515151336
ISBN-10: 0515151335
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 486
Published: 28th January 2014
Publisher: Jove Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 10.7  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.23