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Number of Pages: 375
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2006
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Shield of Hope
Trouble arrives when her sisters receive a huge inheritance from the father they never knew. Afraid that Wise will take revenge on Marie and Tracey, Amanda moves back to town to keep an eye on them -- and let them know shes still alive, for now.
Police Chief Luke Granger met Amanda three years ago, and he hasnt forgotten her. One of his homicide detectives is dating Tracey; another is just getting to know Marie. Luke, Marsh, and Connor will do everything in their power to keep the three Griffin women safe. But it may not be enough.
Dee Henderson departs from her usual pattern by focusing on three couples, making her protagonists older, and having the series more integrated; in fact, many of the story threads arent finished in this book. But the book has her signature blend of mystery and suspense. The characters are fully drawn, but Hendersons point-of-view choices prevent readers from connecting as deeply as those in her previous novels. Amanda and Tracey are never the viewpoint characters, and I think the book suffers because of it, especially with Amanda. Hopefully future books will allow readers to get to know her better. In all, The Witness is an excellent choice for romantic suspense fans. -- Katie Hart, Christian Book Previews.com
Crystal5 Stars Out Of 5Romantic Suspense with Not One but Three Romances!May 17, 2017CrystalQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Amy Griffin has been on the run for years hiding to keep her family safe changing names and her appearance with every new city she calls home. Unaware that her fiance had unwillingly been drawn into a crime scam, Amy happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when they were ambushed. Fast forward to the current day and Amy once again finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she witnesses a violent shooting crime at her workplace. When Chief of Police Luke Granger meets a terrified Amy after the shootings, they develop an uncommon friendship, but Amy once again goes into hiding. Years later when her father dies and secrets about his life are revealed, Amy emerges from hiding and seeks out Luke's help in keeping her sisters, and herself, safe when Amy fears her fiance's killer may use her sisters as pawns to get to her. Luke willingly complies, and with the help of two of his detectives begins protection detail for the three sisters. Coincidentally, one of the detectives was already dating one of the sisters, and as a good romance story would of course include in the plot, the second detective and sister combo also begin to fall in love. In the meantime, Luke and Amy's relationship has already become "more than friends", but they both dance around the depth of their feelings and only tentatively test the dating waters as both know that Amy may take flight again at any moment. Danger follows the three sisters intersecting with tragedy as Luke and his men try to keep the sisters safe while trying to track Amy's stalker and end the threat she's been running from for eight years.
This book was exciting with many unexpected twists and turns! Henderson draws the reader into Amy's fear for her life and her sisters' lives as she runs from her fiance's killer. You can also feel her sense of exhaustion from her life on the run and her need for it to just end. Of course, as a romantic at heart I loved the trio of romances blooming throughout the plot! Exciting ending! Romantic suspense writing at its best!
This review contains my own thoughts and opinions. I received no compensation from the publisher or author for my review.
TM5 Stars Out Of 5GeneralJune 28, 2016TMQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Love Dee Henderson and know her books will never disappoint. This one is another keeper to be shared.
Jessica AllenAge: 18-24Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 52.5 starsNovember 12, 2013Jessica AllenAge: 18-24Gender: femalePlot: I really enjoyed the plot. From page one, you are thrown into conflict and it doesn't end until the last chapter. There are so many twists and turns that when something begins to seem predictable, the story goes in another direction.
Characters: It was hard to identify with the characters in this book. I understand that some of the characters needed to have their identities more shaded, but I felt that all of them were portrayed in this way. I didn't feel that there was enough personal qualities to really understand them. The characters were seen at work and in their relationships, but they were rarely alone and described personally.
Themes: The main theme in this story is trust. The characters have to learn to trust each other through everything that is happening around them. There is also a focus on trusting in God in all of life's circumstances, good or bad. The author does an excellent job of allowing the characters to grow in trust from the very begging.
Emotion: There was not a lot of emotional entanglement with this book. I read it and moved on. There wasn't a lot left to contemplate. There were times in the book when I was shocked or surprised, but overall, it was pretty dry.
Overall: There were many times, while reading this book, that I had to re-read parts because they didn't seem to make sense. Many times, even after going back, those parts still didn't make a lot of sense. I feel as if this book as a whole needs some editing.
GrammieSCAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5December 12, 2012GrammieSCAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3I enjoy Dee Henderson's writings. This one was a little slow, but still enjoyable.
Phyllis Griffin1 Stars Out Of 5Not Very GoodAugust 9, 2012Phyllis GriffinQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1For the first 3/4 of the book, it was really interesting. The rest of it seemed as if the writer was in a hurry to get through, and some of it made no sense. A big disappointment.