The Witness by Nora Roberts (Book Review #114)

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 31/03/17

My 7th book this year)

Elizabeth lives a very controlled life. Her mother decides every move she makes, what she wears, where she goes, what she studies, who she can befriend, even what she eats. Elizabeth has always been well disciplined but it isn’t what she wants from life. The day she stands up for herself is the day that her world gets turned upside down.

Highly intelligent with computers and having a photographic memory, she uses her skills to break the law for the first time. Making a fake ID and finally having a real night out. Little does she know she has caught the eye of a high member of the mafia, she sees something no one is supposed to see. Now she is on the run for survival because they will stop for nothing until they hunt her down for being the only witness that can destroy them. 


I am a huge Nora Roberts fan. This book started off amazing as always but then after Elizabeth went on the run, everything fell apart. The suspense, the thrill, the trouble just died out. This book could have been stunningly amazing. 

Once Elizabeth went into hiding, everything became bland, out of place and felt like a complete different book. All the way up to the end this book was disappointing. I kept hoping for the quick pace to catch up with her and her past but the rush never came. 

I enjoyed Elizabeth’s character when she became Abigail. But Brooks was a whole other story. Mismatched and forcefully inputted for the adult scenes that weren’t necessary for this book. I would not recommend this book to other readers, but the beginning of the book was absolutely gripping if you want to read the first 15-20%.

Written by Ling Lee (31/03/17).

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