The Witness - Nora Roberts

The Witness

By Nora Roberts

  • Release Date: 2012-04-17
  • Genre: Suspense
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 4,604 Ratings)


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.


  • Nora Roberts at her best!

    By Payams
    Excellent writer, heart-thudding suspense, with just enough romance to make it believable!
  • Witness

    By Carol Jo's
    Excellent !!
  • One of Roberts’ best

    By Daniele Cancian
    This book is a perfect balance mystery, suspense, romance and love. I loved it. It is still primarily a romance but there is so much more to it. Very entertaining, could not put it down. I loved the characters, the story line .-all very realistic.
  • Fabulous read!

    By Kaulgirl97
    I couldn’t put it down. Excellent story line!
  • The Witness

    By Abbie's Mom
    So much fun!
  • Loved every detail of this story!

    By EmmyMarie429
    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!
  • Witness Brave

    By Lmnop789
    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.
  • Wonderful story

    By Jillzy boo
    So well written. Fast paced. Love the rapport between the characters.
  • Loved it

    By GeoG12345
    So good! I finished it in two days. I love the combination of suspense and romance. I definitely recommend it.
  • The witness

    By Tefuego
    Excellent as usual!