Monday, April 30, 2012

Witness of a murder

Title: The Witness
Author: Nora Roberts
Genre: Mystery
Sub-genre: Romance, Thriller
Pages:  757
Published: 2012
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN: 0399159371
Reader's Annotation: Will Elizabeth Finch survive after witnessing a Russian mob murder?
Summary: Elizabeth Finch is a 16 year old who, after a fight with her rigid mother, buys a bottle of hair dye, cuts her hair and goes shopping. From her life changes. She goes to a nightclub with a friend after forging fake IDs and they meet two members of the Volkov crime family. After being taken to Alexie's house in a posh district of Chicago, Elizabeth witnesses Alexie's and her friend's death. From then on her life is on the run.
My Evaluation: In true Nora Roberts fashion, the book is predictable. However, it's a great read. The first half, is a page turner with its suspense but in the second half of the book, not so much. However I have enjoyed NR's latest two books (This and The Search). The one thing I like about Nora Robert's books, especially this one, is, I can see who would make good actors for each role. This book definitely would make a great chick movie.
Rating:  4.0 out of 5