Lost Witness

Lost Witness

by Marla Bradeen

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Single mom Betsy Holmes gets more drama than she bargained for when her mother Claudia drops a bomb that rocks her to the core: Betsy's father wasn't alone the night of his fatal car crash three years ago. Determined to prove Claudia wrong, Betsy investigates--and in the process she uncovers some disturbing family secrets that will change her life forever.

"... goes further than the regular whodunit and delves into the hilarity that is family life"~Louise Woods (Readers' Favorite five-star review)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149563531
Publisher: Marla Bradeen
Publication date: 09/29/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 362
Sales rank: 638,330
File size: 619 KB

About the Author

Marla Bradeen previously worked as a software consultant and analyst. In 2012, she gave up a traditional job for no other reason than to have more time to pursue personal interests, such as sleeping in late and taking naps. Although she misses seeing regular deposits into her bank account, she hasn't once regretted that decision.

She didn't initially intend to begin writing novels, but after several weeks of doing nothing, she realized sleeping all day isn't as easy or enjoyable as her cats led her to believe. Over the ensuing months, she wrote LETHAL INJECTION, which she self-published in 2013.

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Lost Witness 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice read.. I enjoyed it. Didn't really like the gratuitous trannie and ethnic parts. However in today's society seems every household or story has to have LGBT and ethnic characters boring and not necessary Good plot line otherwise liked interplay with mother daughter verbal sparring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok kinda funny read better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall a very enjoyable book. Great characters, loved the family interactions. Enough twists to keep me guessing. Only complaint was that the main character would even consider going back to her ex after he cheated on her. I will read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Twists and turns made this novel enjoyable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haven't read this author before, but will certainly read more. Only complant, got a little draggy in spots. Could have used a little more umph in those areas to keep it moving.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great story and characters and family interaction in this light mystery - hard to put down once i got started - really enjoyed it
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Louise Woods for Readers' Favorite Lost Witness by Marla Bradeen is a fabulous book that will not only have you on the edge of your seat, clinging to every word as the intrigue unfolds, but will also have you laughing uproariously. This book will appeal to adults that appreciate a good, realistic mystery with plenty of humor sprinkled in. Betsy has endured the sudden accidental death of her father, followed shortly thereafter by the discovery of her husband’s infidelity and subsequent divorce. Life is about to throw another curve-ball in the form of her mother and her ominously large suitcase. Betsy is launched into a bout of amateur sleuthing following the revelation of her dead father’s infidelity, which is seemingly proven by the presence of an unaccounted-for cherry chapstick at the scene of the accident. The results uncover several skeletons in many closets and will change her family dynamic forever. Sit back and enjoy the twists and turns of this well written book that goes farther than the regular whodunit and delves into the hilarity that is family life. It fully explores the foibles and fallibility of human nature and manages to balance it all out for a great and realistic read.  As each page turns, prepare for many shocks, many giggles and belly laughs, and a jaw-dropping ending. Marla Bradeen seamlessly connects the dots and takes us on a journey that leaves no stone unturned, no outdated can of tomatoes left in the pantry, and no jibe left unsaid.
Readergal8 More than 1 year ago
If you like your mysteries with humor mixed in than this is the book for you. A very satisfying mystery with fun and interesting characters. The main character, Betsy, opens the door to find her mother, Claudia, with her bags packed all ready to move in. Claudia then drops a bombshell when she tells Betsy that she suspects her husband, and Betsy's father, was not alone when he crashed his car three years ago and further that she thinks it was a woman.  Betsy's sets out on her quest for the truth only to pacify her mother, but things get complicated very quickly as she starts uncovering some inconvenient truths and her family's welfare is at stake. From the mother/daughter bicker fests to the brother (used to be sister) to the snotty teenagers to the carousing ex-husband, this family puts the "fun" in dysfunctional. The interactions between family members are very realistic and some of the most hilarious parts of the book. The ending was great and it will leave you guessing until the reveal.  A big thank you to the author for making a free copy available for review.