almediah.fr
» » The Witness

Download The Witness eBook

by Sandra Brown

Download The Witness eBook
ISBN:
0751512206
Author:
Sandra Brown
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Warner Books; New Ed edition (1996)
Pages:
425 pages
EPUB book:
1695 kb
FB2 book:
1475 kb
DJVU:
1371 kb
Other formats
lit docx lit lrf
Rating:
4.4
Votes:
178


In THE WITNESS, the title character is Kendall Deaton, newlywed .

In THE WITNESS, the title character is Kendall Deaton, newlywed and newly appointed public defender in a small mountain town, where secrets are as impenetrable as the dense woods surrounding it. THE WITNESS begins with Kendall surviving a car accident. received a lot of buzz when it was published in the spring of 1995 within weeks of the Oklahoma City bombing. The book was written a year prior to its publication and thus the bombing, but my fictitious Brotherhood bore an unsettling resemblance to extremists groups which came into the forefront of public awareness following this national tragedy.

And Sandra Brown is partly the reason for that. This woman can write a story like no other

I have read some phenomenal books. And Sandra Brown is partly the reason for that. This woman can write a story like no other.

Sandra Brown is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers - including most recently Smash Cut, Smoke Screen, Play Dirty, Ricochet, Chill Factor, White Hot, Hello, Darkness, The Crush, and Envy

Sandra Brown is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers - including most recently Smash Cut, Smoke Screen, Play Dirty, Ricochet, Chill Factor, White Hot, Hello, Darkness, The Crush, and Envy. She is the recipient of the 2008 Thriller Master Award from International Thriller Writers, Inc. She and her husband live in Arlington, Texas.

The Witness was my first read by Sandra Brown, and overall, it did not disappoint. The suspense/thriller aspect of the story was excellent. It did take a little while to get going for me, and during.

Their infrequent conversations were polite but distant. From birth, he had been treated as an intrusion into their busy lives. That self-perception hadn't changed in forty-three years. he had developed a jaundiced regard for hearth and home. His dysfunctional family hadn't prepared him for long-term relationships, nor had it instilled in him a desire to be a father. He had nothing against children. In fact, he felt compassion for them. More often than not, defenseless kids were stuck with rotten parents

Sandra Brown is the author of seventy-one New York Times bestsellers.

Sandra Brown is the author of seventy-one New York Times bestsellers. For more information you can visit ww. andraBrown.

Sandra Lynn Brown (nee Sandra Lynn Cox), (born March 12, 1948 in Waco, Texas) is an American bestselling author of romantic novels and thriller suspense novels. Brown has also published works under the pen names of Rachel Ryan, Laura Jordan, Erin St. Claire and her married name Sandra Brown. Sandra Lynn Cox was born on March 12, 1948 in Waco to Jimmie and Martha (Norwood) Cox and was raised in Ft. Worth.

Millions of readers clamor for the compelling contemporary novels of Sandra Brown. And no wonder! She fires your imagination with irresistible characters

Millions of readers clamor for the compelling contemporary novels of Sandra Brown. Kendall Deaton pulls herself and her baby out of a wrecked car, and a mixture of courage and fear gets her to the top of a ravine, where she flags down help. But she doesn't dare reveal her true identity to the authorities.

Kendall Deaton pulls herself and her baby out of a wrecked car and a mixture of courage and fear gets her to the top of a ravine where she flags down help. But she doesn't dare reveal her true identity or that of her amnesiac passenger to the authorities. Instead she plans her immediate escape Her perilous flight begins.
  • Thundershaper
This was only the second book of Sandra Brown's I read. I loved the first one, Friction. I think she is an excellent writer at plotting and story telling. But this book was awful. Gratuitous and unnecessary violence and gore which was so shocking and unexpected.. I ended up skipping over many sections because they were too awful to read. I don't know how Sandra Brown thought this one up in her writer's mind but skip it unless you like blood and guts and characters that no one can believe.
  • Tebei
First things first: This book is not new, it's twenty years old, and and if you enjoy Brown's newer books this one might be a tough pill to swallow as it was for me. She has gotten much better with time, at least in providing a suspense story you don't roll your eyes for every five minutes.

I just could not suspend disbelief long enough to enjoy this book. Kendall gets rescued and taken directly to the hospital -- but somewhere in there she managed to hide a large amount of money and a weapon along the way that shows up later? She moved to a town where every male is completely chauvinistic, quietly runs over any decision she makes, and decides to marry one of the very people who questioned her ability to do her job because she was a woman -- but is then surprised when he insults her best friend and starts putting down her abilities because she's a woman again? She's with our hero all of five days and decides she loves him? And the villain's whole thread was just completely over the top. Honestly the portrayal of nearly all of the men in this book was a bit insulting to men.. >.>

I was really confused at the quality of this considering how much I've enjoyed Brown's most recent books, until I ran into a passage where the hero declares he was born in '56 and went to look up the original publishing date (1996). This was probably comparably really good then, and I can see why people would have some nostalgia for it, but reading it for the first time in 2016 did not go over well.
  • lubov
Okay. So when I bought this book, I didn't realize it was as old as it was. I think it may have been written in the 1990s, but what I was reading sounded more like the 1970s. The sexism and the racism are completely blown out of proportion. I will concede that a few people, even well-respected people in a southern town in the 1990s may have been discreetly bigoted. But in this town everyone is openly and unabashedly racist and sexist to the point where they all conspire together to make sure women stay in the home and blacks only work menial jobs. I haven't read the whole book yet, so that is not a spoiler, just the general feeling I get from the dialogue. From the plot synopsis, however, I do know that the town is supposed to have a secret and it has something to do with the antiquated behavior of the citizens. Okay, so that explains the behavior of the people of Prosper, but anyone from out of town would not be so easily accepting of their behavior. The heroine thinks it's perfectly normal that the whole town is in an uproar over a female attorney. I'm not buying it. And she is not allowed to invite black people to her wedding. The N word is used by public officials in the course of duty with no repercussions. Battered wives deserved what they get. It is impossible to rape your wife because she is obligated to have sex with you... It goes on and on. It's very melodramatic and not realistic for that time for an entire town's behavior.
So, why does the heroine just act like this behavior may not be admirable, but it is par for the course? And why does she marry her husband? Did she know anything about him before saying,"I do"? Did she just marry him for his looks? A little ways into the book, it is apparent that on every single level the heroine and her husband disagree. It even says that they met because he wrote an editorial about how a woman could not handle the job she had. How can you marry someone like that? And then be shocked that he's total scum? None of this book made sense to me and it just didn't jibe with the time period. Sandra Brown must have a warped view of the world.
  • Truthcliff
I listened to the abridged audio recording of this book, and it was pretty awful. I am guessing they just cut out too much to make it abridged, and it lost a lot of the meaning. It felt rushed, and in some spots I think even some important information had been left out. I don't think the way the audiobook was compiled helped any. There wasn't any segue between chapters (even just the narrator saying "Three"), and it always took me a minute to figure out who was talking, where they were and when the narration was taking place.

I'm not choosy when it comes to books, but I would not recommend this.
  • Moogugore
After reading a couple of other books by this author, I decided to give this one a try. It is way beyond fiction, it is unbelievably down right stupid. The main character Kendall Deaton (an assumed identity to land a job) is on the run with her 3-month old baby who practically slept thru the entire book despite the fact that they are being chased by her murderous ex-husband & father-in-law who are in a brotherhood similar to the KKK. Her best friend is a nymphomaniac who will bed any man that comes near her. Sadly I don't know how these 2 ladies fared at the end of the book, I couldn't take it anymore and didn't finish it. Some of the best fiction I have ever read makes you believe or want to believe the story really happened. I wouldn't wish this story on anyone.