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The Witness

By Nora Roberts

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Format: Paperback, 496 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 17 April 2012
Nora Roberts - the world's greatest storyteller. Abigail Lowery has a dark and terrifying secret. Aged just sixteen, she witnessed a shocking mafia murder. Narrowly escaping with her life, she was forced to leave her old identity - even her real name - behind for good. Fifteen years later Abigail is still hiding from the world - a semi-recluse in the quiet, rural town of Bickford, Arkansas. She has convinced herself that this is all she needs: peace, safety...and her faithful guard dog Bert. Perhaps now, at last, she can stop running. But Brooks Gleason, the local chief of police, has other ideas. Abigail intrigues him - and he'd like nothing better than to break through the walls she has built around herself. His persistence and determination to uncover the truth is unsettling, exciting - and dangerous. One way or another, it will change both their lives for ever.

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About the Author

Nora Roberts is the number one New York Times bestseller of more than 200 novels. With over 400 million copies of her books in print, she is indisputably one of the most celebrated and popular writers in the world. She has achieved numerous top five bestsellers in the UK, including number one for Savour the Moment, and is a Sunday Times hardback bestseller writing as J. D. Robb.

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Every Nora Roberts fan knows that romance is at the heart of her novels - but here she skilfully interweaves a plot worthy of a top thriller writer...It's a winning combination - but keep a tissue handy Irish Examiner Nora Robert's 200th book will do nothing to halt her run of bestsellers. Romance is at the heart of Robert's novels - but here she skilfully interweaves a plot worthy of a top thriller writer Edinburgh Evening News A gripping thriller Woman's Own

When she was 16, brilliant Elizabeth Fitch rebelled and ended up witnessing a double murder involving the Russian mafia. Betrayed by insiders and nearly killed while in the witness protection program, she knew she couldn't trust the police; it was time to disappear. Twelve years later, still avoiding the Russian mob and re-invented as Abigail Lowery, Liz has carved out a quiet, reclusive life as a freelance computer programmer and security systems expert in Bickford, a small resort town in the Ozarks. But Abigail has attracted both the attention and interest of police chief Brooks Gleason, and he's not about to give up until he discovers what the intriguing beauty is running from. VERDICT A brilliant, slightly socially awkward heroine meets a puzzle-loving, protective hero in a taut, riveting drama that's guaranteed to keep the adrenaline flowing. Another memorable page-turner from Roberts's consistently remarkable pen. Roberts (The Next Always) lives in Keedysville, MD. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

EAN: 9780749955168
ISBN: 0749955163
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 3 centimetres (0.47 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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