Lone Witness

Lone Witness

by Shirlee McCoy

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She’s keeping secrets. He must keep her safe.

An FBI: Special Crimes Unit page-turner

Were it not for Tessa Carlson, Special Agent Henry Miller’s daughter would have been abducted. But rescuing the little girl has thrust Tessa—a woman in hiding—into the media’s spotlight…and into a criminal’s crosshairs. Now her survival depends on putting her faith in widowed single father Henry if she wants to live to see another day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488040467
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 06/01/2019
Series: FBI: Special Crimes Unit
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,377
File size: 1 MB

About the Author


began writing her first novel when she was a teenager. A busy mother of five, Shirlee is a homeschooling mom by day and an inspirational author by night. She and her husband and children live in the Pacific Northwest and share their house with a dog, two cats and a bird. You can visit her website, www.shirleemccoy.com, or email her at shirlee@shirleemccoy.com.

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Lone Witness 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
train_lady 1 days ago
A steady amount of action, but mostly this is a love story, and really nice one at that. FBI special agent Henry Miller is a widower and father of young twin girls. Tessa Carlson left her abusive ex in Napa Valley, and now lives in Provincetown, on Cape Cod. She bought a fake ID, and has lived under the radar for a few years before stopping an attempted kidnapping of one of Henry's daughters. But, Tessa has secrets, and is afraid she will never have a loving relationship with anyone. Well, you can guess where this is headed. Ms McCoy has done an excellent job developing very real characters. Henry, his twins, and his in-laws are very close. Tessa is welcomed as a hero to the family, and she begins to feel almost a part of them. But, with multiple threats on her life, she is afraid to bring danger to them. I really liked the way Henry and Tessa slowly and naturally fell in love. One of my favorite passages in the book occurs when Tessa sympathies with Henry about his deceased wife, telling him that he had planned to share a life-time with this wife. Henry responds that he did share her life-time. Wow. I've really enjoyed this entire series.
BooksAndSpoons 6 days ago
I am a big fan of Love Inspired romantic suspense books, I love the three dimensions of the stories, the romance, the suspense, and the faith in God. The Lone Witness has an arresting storyline. The whole set up of the story is intriguing, I was fascinated by the heroine and the fact that she was smudging the fine lines of law and order. Tessa Carlson turns out to be an interesting heroine, she is smart, strong-minded yet resilient, kind, caring person, who has survived the unimaginable and did what she had to to survive. I liked her, I admired her spunk, and her determination to do the right thing while hiding in the shadows. Yes, a complex character, indeed. Henry Miller is a grieving widow, father of twin girls, and as dedicated to his job as he is to his girls. He is determined to keep the twins and Tessa safe and sound while solving the crimes. The danger seems to follow Tessa, yet Henry is not sure why she is so prone to the attacks, as Tessa is determined to keep her secrets. The suspense is building up, it is intense and dangerous, and it takes both the local law enforcement as well as the FBI to solve the puzzling net of crimes. I liked the suspense in the story, as well as the whole concept of the books. I wish Tessa and Henry wouldn't have gotten to know each other off the pages, it seemed that the whole romance and character development happen during the off time. The other point that lowered the score in the story for me was the lack of showing the faith in God in the characters lives. Just going to church on Sundays does not make the case for me... Despite the conflicted mind towards some of the aspects of the story, I read it at one sitting and found the tale to have a good ploy of tense suspense and action. ~ Three Spoons
MaureenST 14 days ago
What a great read the author gives us, and it starts with the main character, sacrificing her own life for the sake of an unknown child. This selfless act leads to a lot of heartache and danger, but you will wonder almost to the end of the book who the perpetrator is. We are also given an FBI agent who has suffered the loss of his beloved wife, and is now raising his twin daughters alone. I kept hoping that this poor abused and valiant woman would find a family, maybe my wish not hers, but she touched so many lives since she arrived in Massachusetts. The story has non-stop action from beginning to end, and when it is over, I loved the epilogue! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harlequin, and was not required to give a positive review.
booklover- 15 days ago
3.5 Stars Tessa Carlson happens to be in the right place at the right time. There have been a series of very young girls taken from their homes and later found wandering in isolated places after having been drugged. Almost by accident she prevents the kidnapping of yet another young girl. This girl is the child of FBI Special Agent Henry Miller .. and he's extremely grateful to Tessa. Having lost his wife several years earlier, he cannot fathom the pain of losing a child. Tessa is keeping secrets .... she's actually been in hiding for 3 years ... hiding from a violent abusive boyfriend. And her name is not Tessa. She's happy that she saved a child ... but absolutely wants nothing to do with the media. What if her picture goes out and her ex should see it? Henry knows she's hiding something, and until she wants to confide in him, all he can do is protect her as she is the lone witness to the attempted kidnapping. This is a short, easy to read Christian Mystery/Romantic Suspense. There's lot of action .. several suspects to watch especially when Tessa starts receiving threatening notes. Many thanks to the author / Harlequin Romance / Netgalley for the digital copy of LONE WITNESS. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
Splashesintobooks1 16 days ago
Rating 4.5/5* This is an enthralling romantic suspense with a heroine who has escaped an abusive relationship by running away and keeping herself under the radar being thrust into the lime light when she thwarts an attempt to kidnap a young girl, the daughter of Special Agent, Henry Miller who is a widower. This not only introduces her to the girl's father, but also places herself in danger. Dare she trust him with her secrets? Can he keep her safe and catch the serial kidnapper? This is a story from the Love Inspired series and lives up to that genre. It is a suspense filled, heartwarming romance with well developed characters, plenty of twists and turns and lots of love! The romance is a slow build as Henry and Tessa slowly learn to trust each other and she reveals her secrets. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading further books in this series and by this author in future. I have no hesitation in highly recommending it to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense. I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.