12 April 2012

Review: The Witness - Nora Roberts



The Witness by Nora Roberts
published April 17th 2012
stand-alone, romantic suspense
received a copy for review (thanks Piatkus) and ordered a finished copy (of course:) )

It all starts with Elizabeth in June 2000. She is 16, a genius, caught in a strict life and wants to have some fun, but then tragedy strikes. 12 years later Elizabeth is no longer and Abigail has taken her place. She lives secluded and always in fear that the bad guys will find her again. Then Brooks enters her life. Brooks is a cop and he's like a charming bulldozer. He is interested in finding more about Abigail, who she is, what makes her happy and what she fears. Together they can't change the past, but they might be able to change the future.

Right from the start on I loved reading about Elizabeth/Abigail. Her life was fascinating and there were several times in the book when I just wanted to hug her. She is such a strong heroine, a heroine who learns the hard way that one careless night can be deadly. I loved how she managed to build a good life for herself. And I loved that she was always looking for a way to get justice. 

At times Abigail reminded me a bit of Temperence Brennan. Both know a lot of little facts about life but not a lot about how to interact with others. Brooks is the person who brings Abigail out of her shell. I loved how he brought fun and lightness into her life and that throughout the book they became a perfect team. Together they bring out the best in each other and I loved their little banters. 

"The Witness" made me smile a lot, it made me laugh out loud and it entertained me. From beginning to end I was enthralled by Elizabeth's life, by the hard times she went through and by the new life she built for herself. She is a heroine I adore and I think I will reread her and Brooks' story many times. 

12 comments:

  1. Great post! I would have pre-ordered it right now, if it weren't for the fact that I already did that! ^.^
    I am so looking forward to this book and I really love this new style of doing book impressions because it still has the feeling of a review, but fresher and more original! :D

    Can't wait to read about Brooks (and Elizabeth, of course) - I just love those determined bulldozer heroes. There's usually something sweet and charming about them, even though you can't see it right away most of the time, if you know what I mean...

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    1. I know exactly what you mean. :) Brooks whole family is like that and I liked that about them.

      And yay that you like this modified Book Impressions style. I wanted to be able to post more pictures and a bit more text.

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  2. I am so looking forward for this new book! :3

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    1. Hope you will enjoy it as much as I did, I think it's soon time for my first reread. :)

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  3. I adore Nora Roberts writing! I havent read anything by her in a while! This looks like something I'm going to have to add to my wishlist!

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    1. Oc course you should add "The Witness" to you wish list. ;)

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    2. That should be of instead of oc, damn letters are trying to annoy me. :)

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  4. Great review Sabrina, I am looking forward to reading this one, but I have to admit, there are dozens more of her books I still have not read.

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  5. Sounds great. Gotta see, if the novel is available in German as well :)

    xoxo
    - Hope you'll stop by :)

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    1. I think it will be available in German but I couldn't find any info on the Heyne site so far. I want to buy the book for my mom, guess we will have to wait some more time for it.

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  6. I have always loved Nora Roberts books but this one kept me on the edge of my seat, or bed. The Witness is one of those books you don;t want to put down. You feel like you know the characters in the book. By the time your done, you have been on a emotional roller-coaster. Fantastic book!

    Irene Jennings (Contemporary Metal Wall Art)

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