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Trade Paperback
400 pages
Feb 2006
Tyndale Publishers

The Witness

by Dee Henderson

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Review:

For eight years, Amanda Griffin has been on the run from Richard Wise. She holds the access to twenty million dollars of ill-gotten funds, and a list of his contacts that she’s gradually turning over to the police. One mistake could snuff out her life. Her family already thinks she’s dead.

Trouble arrives when her sisters receive a huge inheritance from the father they never knew. Afraid that Wise will take revenge on Marie and Tracey, Amanda moves back to town to keep an eye on them -- and let them know she’s still alive, for now.

Police Chief Luke Granger met Amanda three years ago, and he hasn’t forgotten her. One of his homicide detectives is dating Tracey; another is just getting to know Marie. Luke, Marsh, and Connor will do everything in their power to keep the three Griffin women safe. But it may not be enough.

Dee Henderson departs from her usual pattern by focusing on three couples, making her protagonists older, and having the series more integrated; in fact, many of the story threads aren’t finished in this book. But the book has her signature blend of mystery and suspense. The characters are fully drawn, but Henderson’s point-of-view choices prevent readers from connecting as deeply as those in her previous novels. Amanda and Tracey are never the viewpoint characters, and I think the book suffers because of it, especially with Amanda. Hopefully future books will allow readers to get to know her better. In all, The Witness is an excellent choice for romantic suspense fans. -- Katie Hart, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

“I KNOW THE FAMILY SECRET.”
Amy Griffin is on the run. Eight years ago she disappeared after witnessing a terrible crime. Now her family thinks she’s dead, but she’s back in town . . . desperate to find a way to protect the ones she loves.

“PAY ME TO GO AWAY.”
Police Chief Luke Granger is determined to find out who is behind the threats against Amy and her sisters. With danger pressing in, there isn’t much time, and Luke must put everything on the line.

Chief Granger and homicide detectives Connor and Marsh will do whatever it takes to stand in harm’s way for the sake of Amy and her sisters. It’s no longer professional—it’s personal. But chances are that at least one of them will fail. . . . And it’s going to take a faith deeper than any of them currently know to stand and confront the danger still to come.