To Rebecca it was a brave decision that led to her freedom from domestic abuse. To Solomon it was the ultimate betrayal.
It’s been ten years since Rebecca’s testimony saw Solomon locked away. Enough time for the nightmares to recede, the nerves to relax; enough time to rebuild her life and put the past behind her.
Then one day a phone rings in her bedroom—but it’s not her phone. Solomon has been in her home, and has a very simple message for her: for each of the ten years he has spent in jail, Rebecca must witness a crime. And, to make matters worse, she has to choose the victims.
Fail to respond and you get hurt. Talk to the police and you die. Ready to play? You have sixty seconds to decide…
As the crimes grow more severe, the victims closer to home, Rebecca is forced to confront a past she had hoped was gone forever.
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About the Author
A former police detective, Caroline Mitchell now writes full-time.
She has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims – high-risk victims of domestic abuse and serious sexual offences. The mental strength shown by the victims of these crimes is a constant source of inspiration to her, and Mitchell combines their tenacity with her knowledge of police procedure to create tense psychological thrillers.
Originally from Ireland, she now lives in a pretty village on the coast of Essex with her husband and three children.
You can find out more about her at www.caroline-writes.com, or follow her on Twitter (@caroline_writes) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/paranormalintruder).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Having read three crime novels by this author in the past, I was quite intrigued by Witness, as it was described as a thriller rather than crime. I’m not a huge fan of police procedural crime novels, so really wanted to see what I thought of this thriller. Although I did actually enjoy all of the Detective Jennifer Knight series, and the fascinating character of Frank in the first book, Don’t Turn Around, who still stays with me, I have to say that Witness is now my favourite book by this author. Witness does cover the topic of domestic abuse, so be warned if that is something you feel uncomfortable reading about. However, this novel focusses more on the psychological side of that abuse and the impact that has on the life of the victim and those around them. Some abusers like to play games. This one definitely does. Prepare yourself for a fast paced and tense game with very dark and real consequences! I loved this thriller. Found it really hard to put down. I was at about 60% when I went to bed last night, and only planned on reading a few minutes. Two hours later it was 1am and I had completed the book, as I was unable to put it down, despite my head bobbing and eyes repeatedly closing. I highly recommend this to fans of thrillers and psychological thrillers.
Ten years ago Rebecca testified against her then-boyfriend, Solomon. He had killed a co-worker of hers when he assumed they were having an affair. He spent those ten years in prison. But now he's out ... looking for revenge. Even though she is now married and the mother to a young child, he has tracked her down. Let the games begin! He breaks into her home and leaves a phone just for her. He sends her a message ... for each of the 10 years he spent in prison, she must witness a crime. To make matters even worse ..she has to choose the victims. If she goes to the police, he will kill her husband and child. Interesting take on a psychological thriller. Solomon is very, very smart and he's had 10 years to plan his retaliation. He's willing to go all the way ... is she? The chapters are told in turn by a young Rebecca about her time spent with Solomon, the Rebecca of today, and of course, Solomon himself. The characters are finely drawn. I liked the Rebecca that made a new life for herself after all the abuse she suffered at the hands of Solomon. There is a twist close to the end that sent my mind in a totally different direction. I recommend this one for anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers. Many thanks to the author / Thomas & Mercer / Netgalley. Opinions expressed are unbiased and entirely my own.