The Perfect Witness

The Perfect Witness

Book - 2015
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A New York Times bestseller from Iris Johansen, author of the Eve Duncan novels.

She was the perfect witness--until they found her.

When Teresa Casali was young, she discovered that she could read people's memories. But this strange gift became a curse when her mob boss father used Teresa to gain the upper hand in his world of corruption and violence. Exposed by her own family to the darkest impulses of mankind, Teresa finds herself defenseless and alone...until, from seemingly out of nowhere, she meets the mysterious Andre Mandak. Armed with a chilling set of skills, Mandak can protect Teresa and kill her pursuers. But can she trust him?

Now she's the perfect target--and there's nowhere left to hide...
With Mandak's help, Teresa learns to control her power before it consumes her. It is his promise to get her into Witness Protection that convinces Teresa to assume a new identity: she becomes Allie Girard and tries to forget Teresa Casali ever existed. For years "Allie" lives a normal life with a new family...until the day her cover is blown and the truth spreads like wildfire. Now she will have to use her finely-honed gift to end the threat that began with her family's betrayal. Nothing canstop her from revealing the truth...even if it kills her.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2015.
ISBN: 9781250067241
Branch Call Number: FIC Johan
Characteristics: 377 pages ; 18 cm

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jcatgirl5
Mar 04, 2019

This book was slow to develop, uninteresting as it did, and generally a waste of my time. I couldn't finish it and am thankful that I didn't waste my time trying to get to the end.

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happycanuck
Aug 12, 2018

Fast paced, well written ...quite enjoyed it

MadameCurie1 May 28, 2015

I am a big fan of Johansen but this is a terrible book. Bot only was the plot bland but there was zero thought put into the main characters. To top it off the reader was horrible. It was all I could do to finish listening.

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May 13, 2015

I am listening to the audiobook. The reader is very good. However, the editor should be fired. I have listened to about 3/4 of the book so far. I have skipped large chunks of repetitive streams of consciousness. The main female character is unlikeable and the only reason why I am going to to finish it is because the premise of the story is actually not bad and I want to know what happens at the end. It's all the "writing" in between that is painfully boring.

eringate Apr 18, 2015

I barely made it through about 40 pages before I had to throw in the towel on this one. Iris Johansen used to be one of my favorite authors, but this one was such a disappointment. The premise is really interesting but unfortunately the characters and the dialog do not deliver. Don't waste your time on it.

Dina_18 Mar 10, 2015

100 pages read and was not able to get into the story. I love Iris Johansen but not this one.

karcoldelharvic5 Jan 13, 2015

improbable plot line. was okay, but that is the best I can say

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trincm
Jan 04, 2015

Thought this book would be better than it was. An OK read but I didn't much care for the plot nor the characters. Repetition and bland dialogue. What is it with authors using one word, italicized descriptions? I would rather they describe what has happened rather than insert a word. Feels like you are reading a script and not a book. I wouldn't wait for this book... Not worth it.

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Dops
Dec 31, 2014

I usually love this writers stories, but this one is really slow.
I have finally given up after reading three forth of it, just too much repeating in the dialog, which in the end makes it boring. This could have been written with half the amount of pages.

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Debbi_0
Oct 21, 2014

Not part of her series, but it was a good read.

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