The WitnessThe Witness by Nora Roberts
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book. Not to be cliche but it sucked me in early and had me on the edge of my seat right up to the last page. The first little bit is slow but as you will find, what transpires in those first few pages is the catalyst for the rest of the story. And man oh man what a story, Nora Roberts truly outdid herself with this one. It’s like JD Robb’s Eve Dallas mated with the Bridal Quartet series and gave us The Witness. Elizabeth/Abigail is a very strong female character like all of Nora Robert’s main characters but there was also an acute venerability about her due to the droid like existence her mother imposed on her as a child. Brooks made her realize that while she had managed to stay alive on her own for more than a decade that she wasn’t really living. Brooks gave her what she needed to close the chapter on her past and flip the page to start the future and dream of all the possibilities it held.

It would have been nice to know the outcome of the trial and if the computer program finished off the Volkov’s just to tidy up the story a bit at the end since Elizabeth/Abigail had been working towards that for several years. However, even without those things, it was still a great book.

The story moves at a great pace allowing you time to get to know the characters while progressing fast enough to keep you intrigued. There’s a good mix of mystery and romance to where I can’t solidly classify it as one or the other because neither category is dominate but rather expertly wove together into what will definitely be a future reread for me.

If you enjoy Nora Robert’s romance novels but are looking for one with a bit of JD Robb’s darker twists this is a perfect book to read.

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