Naomi Kryske The Witness: A Novel

ISBN 13: 9780985135928

The Witness: A Novel

4.17 avg rating
( 23 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780985135928: The Witness: A Novel
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Jennifer Jeffries, a young Texan traveling in London, is kidnapped, becoming the victim of a violent assault. When she survives, the British detective in charge of her case needs her to testify against the serial killer who attacked her. Led by a tough ex-Special Forces sergeant with a warrior’s mindset, her witness protection team tries to support her as she prepares to appear in one of London’s Crown Courts. This British detective suspense novel moves from a realistic depiction of the female protagonist’s PTSD to fast-paced courtroom scenes to the difficulties that traumatized individuals face as they struggle to regain personal power.

The Witness breaks new ground by showing the enduring effects trauma can have on a life. The first of a trilogy, this work of crime suspense fiction contains the same psychological intensity as Anna Quindlen’s Black and Blue, but while Ms. Quindlen’s protagonist endures, Ms. Kryske’s triumphs. Strong, complex male characters make this novel an entertaining, inspiring, and compelling read.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Naomi Kryske graduated from Rice University, Houston, Texas. Following her husband’s retirement from the U.S. Navy, she lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast until 2005, when Hurricane Katrina destroyed their home. The Mission is the second of her crime/suspense novels set in London, involving the Metropolitan Police, and exploring the themes of trauma and recovery. In 2008 she ward awarded a grant from the Melissa English Writing Trust for her first novel, The Witness. She lives in north Texas.

Review:

"An American testifying in a British court: suspenseful and surprising! The court scenes are gripping, and the differences between our justice systems add to the drama. Remarkable character development and intense writing combine to make an impressive first novel, which readers are sure to find entertaining." John-Edward Alley, Partner (Retired), Ford & Harrison, LLP

"A most enjoyable read. There is real depth to the characters, including the firearms officers, and during the courtroom scenes I found myself rooting for Jenny and hoping that the defence barristers would get their just desserts! The interplay between the cops and Jenny is really well thought through, and The Witness somehow captured the unique cop's humour, a rare achievement in the literary world. I look forward to the sequels."

"Masterful portrayal of traumatic stress in a story full of suspense, humor, and poignant moments. I began reading about a victim, a potential legal witness, but got so much more: real, reassuring aids to healing and recovery. The characters are so genuine and some of the situations so vividly written that I'll never forget them. The story really moves, both with regard to plot and the effect it has on the reader."

"It's refreshing to read a crime/suspense novel where the feelings of the victim are not overlooked. Police in London place a high priority on victims and their needs and have specially trained officers to deal with them. To Naomi Kryske I say, 'Well done!'"

Masterful portrayal of traumatic stress in a story full of suspense, humor, and poignant moments. I began reading about a victim, a potential legal witness, but got so much more: real, reassuring aids to healing and recovery. The characters are so genuine and some of the situations so vividly written that I'll never forget them. The story really moves, both with regard to plot and the effect it has on the reader. -- Marjorie A. Husbands, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor

It's refreshing to read a crime/suspense novel where the feelings of the victim are not overlooked. Police in London place a high priority on victims and their needs and have specially trained officers to deal with them. To Naomi Kryske I say, 'Well done!' -- Heather Toulson, Detective Inspector, London Metropolitan Police

A most enjoyable read. There is real depth to the characters, including the firearms officers, and during the courtroom scenes I found myself rooting for Jenny and hoping that the defence barristers would get their just desserts! The interplay between the cops and Jenny is really well thought through, and The Witness somehow captured the unique cop's humour, a rare achievement in the literary world. I look forward to the sequels.

An American testifying in a British court: suspenseful and surprising! The court scenes are gripping, and the differences between our justice systems add to the drama. Remarkable character development and intense writing combine to make an impressive first novel, which readers are sure to find entertaining. --John-Edward Alley, Partner (Retired), Ford & Harrison, LLP -- Bill Tillbrook, Chief Superintendent (Retired), Commander, Specialist Firearms Command, London Metropolitan Police

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kryske, Naomi
ISBN 10: 0985135921 ISBN 13: 9780985135928
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780985135928

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Kryske, Naomi
Published by Dunham Books
ISBN 10: 0985135921 ISBN 13: 9780985135928
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dunham Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0985135921. Seller Inventory # Z0985135921ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Kryske, Naomi
Published by Dunham Books
ISBN 10: 0985135921 ISBN 13: 9780985135928
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dunham Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0985135921. Seller Inventory # Z0985135921ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Kryske, Naomi
Published by Dunham Books
ISBN 10: 0985135921 ISBN 13: 9780985135928
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dunham Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0985135921. Seller Inventory # Z0985135921ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Kryske, Naomi
Published by Dunham Books
ISBN 10: 0985135921 ISBN 13: 9780985135928
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dunham Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0985135921. Seller Inventory # Z0985135921ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Kryske, Naomi
Published by Dunham Books
ISBN 10: 0985135921 ISBN 13: 9780985135928
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dunham Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0985135921. Seller Inventory # Z0985135921ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Kryske, Naomi
Published by Dunham Books
ISBN 10: 0985135921 ISBN 13: 9780985135928
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dunham Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0985135921. Seller Inventory # Z0985135921ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Kryske, Naomi
Published by Dunham Books
ISBN 10: 0985135921 ISBN 13: 9780985135928
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dunham Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0985135921. Seller Inventory # Z0985135921ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Kryske, Naomi
Published by Dunham Books (2012)
ISBN 10: 0985135921 ISBN 13: 9780985135928
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dunham Books, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0985135921

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Kryske, Naomi
Published by Dunham Books 7/31/2012 (2012)
ISBN 10: 0985135921 ISBN 13: 9780985135928
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dunham Books 7/31/2012, 2012. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Witness. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780985135928

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book