Witness – Caroline Mitchell

12 July 2017
Witness Book Cover Witness
Caroline Mitchell
Thomas & Mercer
20 December 2016
ebook with audible

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 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.

Witness by Caroline Mitchell.

2017 has been a fantastical year of discovering new (to me) 5-star authors, such as Patricia Gibney, Carol Wyer, Kerry Wilkinson, and Erin Kelly.  Now, I can add Caroline Mitchell to the list.

Witness is the first book I’ve read by Caroline Mitchell and it certainly won’t be the last.  The best part is, she has quite a selection of books for me to choose from.  But I really would like to start the Ruby series next. ♥️

In Witness, Caroline Mitchell brings forth a tale that bounces back and forth between present day and diary entries from 10 years ago.  Back in the day, Rebecca meets the ever-charming Solomon.  Or so she believes at first.

On the day of their 2nd meeting (and their first date), Rebecca’s mother passes on.  During her grief, Solomon becomes her rock.  A big rock.  An overbearing rock.  A rock that is beginning to block her vision. A rock that envelopes her, isolates her, and begins to abuse her.  Narcissism at it’s finest.

Until the day that Rebecca’s former coworker is murdered in a jealous rage by Solomon.  Rebecca testifies against him and he serves 10 years.

Fast forward 10 years.

But during the present day, Rebecca, now Becky, is happily married to Sean and has a young daughter named Lottie.  Becky receives a text, on a phone that materializes in her bedroom.  It’s evident that it’s Solomon, as he wants to play a game.  A game in which Becky is to witness 10 crimes, one for each year he was imprisoned.

I simply loved Witness by Caroline Mitchell.  I listened to the audible version of the ebook, and on a few occasions found myself sitting in my car, in my work parking lot, waiting to hear more before I could drag myself into work.  On other occasions, I would spend extra time in my kitchen because that is where my echo dot spoke Caroline Mitchell’s words to me.  I couldn’t tear myself away.

I had NO idea where Witness was going, and I couldn’t wait to find out.  The twist at the end was quite surprising to me and came out of left field.  And I live for book twists!!

Want to know how the game is going to end?  Read this 5-star book to find out!

Witness is currently on Amazon as a Kindle Unlimited book, or for 0.99…


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