The Witness Author:Sandra Brown Kendall Deaton wants to be the best public defender the town of Prosper, South Carolina, has ever seen. She figures her dream is in the bag; she is married to the handsome newspaper editor, her father-in-law is a well-respected and popular man in the community, and the downtrodden of Prosper need a devoted advocate. What Kendall doesn't expect, ... more »though, is a town so entrenched in bigotry and "perfection" that she soon becomes the enemy, even to her new family. The book opens as Kendall pulls herself from the wreckage of a serious car accident. In the hospital, Kendall is careful not to disclose the true past of the seriously injured male driver; she tells the hospital personnel that he's her husband, and even though he's suffering from amnesia, he knows it is not true. Brown unfolds the story by alternating between the present and the past, keeping the reader guessing what's what all along. Though not an elegant writer, this prolific author writes a true page-turner that is recommended for fans of graphic crime fiction. -- Mary Frances Wilkens, Booklist« less
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.
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.