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.
Well, it’s been an interesting journey with The Witness when I’m reading via the audio book. The narrator did an excellent job narrating the story. Especially her Russian accent which makes the story very real fascinating.
The plot itself is okay. It’s very intense and exciting at the first few chapters but it stopped when Abigail’s character is introduced. I like Abigail’s character. She’s not those who need someone to protect her from harm or anything. No. She’s a very strong and independent character. Brooks the police chief. He is interested in Abigail cos she kept to herself and he’s aware of the firearm that she kept close herself when he met her at a Famers market. He’s very pushy. A very pushy and wants to know what you are hiding man. His family characters are very much like his, pushy.
There are quite a number of villains in this book. The ultimate villain award I want to present to is Susan Fitch, Elizabeth’s mother. Trust me. When you read about her part, you will want to wish that you can get into the book and slap that woman.
The ending is kind of disappointing cos there’re some unanswered questions.