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The Witness
The Witness
Author: Sandra Brown
After Kendall Deaton pulls herself and her baby out of a wrecked car, a mixture of courage and terror gets her to the top of a ravine, where she flags down help. But she doesn't dare give the hospital her real name or the true identity of the car's injured driver. She tells them only that he is her husband. And as quickly as she can, she...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446603300
ISBN-10: 0446603309
Publication Date: 6/1/1996
Pages: 448
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 375 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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retiredrn avatar reviewed The Witness on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I think this was one of Sandra Brown's best! The twists and turns keep you reading longer than you should. And the heroine has a backbone we would all desire.
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Helpful Score: 4
Great book. Grabbed my attention from page 1. A Real page turner. great characters. read it in 2 days. couldn't put it down
reviewed The Witness on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Loved it! It was complicated enough to keep me interested and guessing. It's terrifying and sweet at the same time. I would definately recommend it. After reading it all in one day (that's how much I enjoyed it), I gave my copy to a friend.
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Helpful Score: 3
Kendall Deaton pulls herself and her baby out of a wrecked car, and a mixture of courage & fear gets her to the top of a ravine, where she flags down help. However she doesn't dare reveal her true identity to the authorities. This book once again is a testament to Brown's gift as a talented storyteller. Very spell binding! Good book.
Rascalflatts1fan avatar reviewed The Witness on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book is great! I recommend it highly...one of Sandra's best.
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Tunerlady avatar reviewed The Witness on + 560 more book reviews
This is one of the BEST books I've ever read! Loved the way the author went back and forth between chapters with flashbacks....very fascinating method of keeping the reader guessing till the very end! I was sorry that it ended!
reviewed The Witness on + 18 more book reviews
excellent book - grabs you from the first few pages & you won't want to put it down!
reviewed The Witness on + 90 more book reviews
This was quite a good book. It was no real surprise as I haven't read one of Sandra Brown's that I haven't enjoyed.
Readnmachine avatar reviewed The Witness on + 1317 more book reviews
Unlikely tale of a woman attorney on the run after witnessing a KKK-type killing, tangled up with false identities and double crosses all around.
MELNELYNN avatar reviewed The Witness on + 669 more book reviews
Small town secrets, bigotry, hatred and deception, THE WITNESS is the story about an idealist lawyer who gets tangled up in a web of lies.

The day she married Matt Burnwood, she thought that life couldn't get any more perfect. Not only has she caught the heart of the handsome and rich newspaper editor, she is also on her way to being the best public defender in Prosper, South Carolina. As a girl who dreamt of a perfect life, Kendall thought that she had it all. Until the night she stumbled upon the truth behind the town's perfection and the secrets that involve her very own husband. Now the lawyer has become a fugitive, wanted by the people who will stop at nothing to ensure that she is silenced forever.

That was a year ago. Now as she stares at the man lying in the hospital bed, who has no single memory of the deadly chain of events that brought them together, Kendall knows that deception is her only refuge. For if the man she calls John--the man she claims her husband--regains his memory, it will be all over for Kendall and her son.

From the time I started reading the prologue, I was caught by the mystery surrounding the car crash and the two main characters. The way the author set up the plot and each chapter had me glued to the story. What really happened, what is Kendall running away from, who is the amnesiac that she fears--these were the questions that continued to bug me and I found myself turning page after page, reading well into the night and until the early hours of the morning waiting for everything to unravel. Kendall is one of Sandra Brown's best heroines. Her courage, intelligence and absolute love for her child, the way she would do anything to protect Kevin makes you feel for her plight. I found myself getting nervous each time I thought that the bad guys were getting closer. As for John, although we don't really get to know the real him until halfway through, I thought the way the author kept up the truth surrounding his identity added strength to the mystery. And let's not forget the secondary characters. From the fun-loving Ricky Sue, the too-serious FBI agent Pepperdyne and the villains, no part of the story is wasted on any of these characters.

THE WITNESS is a compelling romance mystery that is bound to get you hooked from the start. Along with BREATH OF SCANDAL, this is one of Sandra Brown's best novels. Highly recommended.
cottre26 avatar reviewed The Witness on + 75 more book reviews
I really liked this one. It starts off with questions right away and sucked me right in. Interesting plot with some twists in it.
robinmy avatar reviewed The Witness on + 1860 more book reviews
Kendall Deaton moves to a small South Carolina town to become the public defender, and immediately falls in love with the town's golden boy, Matt Burnwood. After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, Kendall's life seems ideal. But when she stumbles on to the truth about her husband and the town she lives in, Kendall goes on the run for her life. Months later she and her baby son are found. U.S. Marshall John McGrath is dispatched to Colorado to return her as a material witness. A car accident leaves John with no memory and Kendall takes advantage of the fact, telling the hospital that he is her husband. She soon plans her immediate escape, knowing that her only hope for survival is to flee.

This story actually starts with the accident, and the past is told through flashbacks. I was immediately sucked into the story, wanting to know what secret the town was harboring and how Kendall was going to elude both the FBI and her in-laws while on the run with a baby and an amnesiac. Good story. My rating: 4 Stars.
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Enjoyed this book very much. Good strong characters and strong story line.
cln4evr avatar reviewed The Witness on + 6 more book reviews
A gripping story from the very beginning. From the moment I started it, I couldn't put it down. A definite must-read for mystery addicts. Twists and turns abound heavily in this book. You never know what to expect next.

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