Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabth 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. The events that followed changed her life forever.
Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery
Unfortunately, that seems to be the quickest way to get attention in a tiny southern town.
The mystery of Abigail Lowery intrigues local police chief Brooks Gleason, on both a personal and professional level. Her sharp, logical mind, her secretive nature, her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated and frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something, even if he doesn't know what -- and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed.
Accustomed to two-bit troublemakers, Gleason is about to walk into the sights of very powerful and dangerous men. And Abigail Lowery, who has a
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.
Fifteenyears 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.
Daughter ofa controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightcluband allowinga strange man’s seductive Russian accent lureher to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changedher life forever. Twelveyears later, the woman known asAbigail Lowery lives onthe outskirts ofa small townin the Ozarks. A freelance programmer,she designs sophisticated security systems—and supplementsher own security with a fiercedog
But Brooks Gleason, the local chief of police, has other ideas. Abigail intrigues him - and
an assortment of firearms. She keepsto herself, saying little, revealing nothing. But Abigail’s reserve only intrigues police chief Brooks Gleason. Her logical mind, her secretive nature,and her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something—and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed. Nora Robert's 200th Book.a
"Right now I’m working on the 2012 hardcover. As
teenager our heroine hasher first rebellion and asa consequence witnesses brutal murder. This brilliant, socially awkward girl goes under the protection of the US Marshalls, but things go horribly wrong. Some 12
Twelve years later,
with only herself to depend on, she’s stillon the run. Until she meets the charming and tenacious local chiefof policein the quiet areaof the Ozarks where she’s tryingto settle down." - Nora Roberts
Roberts is the number-one New York Times-bestselling author of more than 190 novels, including The Search, Black Hills, Tribute, High Noon, and many more. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. Roberts has more than 400 million copies of her books in print.
Shelfari edited the description of The Witness Friday, September 23, 2011.