Witness by Caroline Mitchell


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 fo...

Details Witness

Release DateDec 20th, 2016
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreFiction, Thriller, Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Mystery

Reviews Witness

  • Maureen
    Thank you to Netgalley, Thomas & Mercer, & Caroline Mitchell for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review*Would you be frozen with fear whenever you received a text? Probably not, but then you're not Rebecca and it's not Solomon texting you.It's 2007 and Rebecca is taking part in a marathon in aid of cancer. Her mum is in hospital with terminal cancer and she feels as if she's doing something positive, even if it can't save her mum. She's ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    What a fantastic premise to build a story on! We all know Caroline Mitchell is extremely talented, but boy did she out-do herself on this one. I'm a fan of her Detective Jennifer Knight series and have yet to read the first in her new Detective Ruby Preston series, but this was completely different than anything I've read from her. It was a leap of faith on her part and it paid off, because this is one crazy intense book! I'm thankful for two thi...
  • Mary Beth
    Caroline Mitchell is a fantastic writer. She has written this bookon a difficult subject matter, domestic abuse. This is a tough book. She has spent several years of her career safeguarding high risk victims and their families. She has portrayed the strength it takes to escape an abusive relationship in this book. I usually don't like books about domestic abuse but this book was so different and clever. Rebecca made me so mad several times, but I...
  • Crumb
    I was biting my nails through out this entire book. In the beginning I have to admit.. I was a little weary. I thought, "where is this going?" Is this going to be just another ordinary psychological thriller (side note: my favorite genre used to be psychological thrillers, but one can only read so many before they start to sound like one in the same)? However, I quickly jumped on board and my cynicism melted away. You see, this wasn't just anothe...
  • Arah-Lynda
    No question about it.  I am most decidedly in the minority here.  Although this book has yet to be published it has earned a 4.6 average rating from 55 advance readers.  5 star reviews abound.And yet……………But first let me give you a short overview of the premise.  Ten years ago Rebecca was a witness in a murder trial.  The man against whom she bore witness was also her boyfriend Solomon, and theirs had been an extremely abusive rela...
  • Angela Marsons
    My review - It is no secret that I love anything this lady writes. I find that her style carries me along beautifully. From the very first moment I felt Rebecca’s tension and did not breathe properly until I read the very last word. So engrossed in this book I found myself shouting warnings to the main character at my kindle. Just when I thought the tension could get no worse the story found another gear as we entered into a sick and twisted ga...
  • Linda
    I received a copy of Witness through NetGalley for an honest review. My thanks to Thomas & Mercer and to Caroline Mitchell for the opportunity. You just can't un-do, un-see, un-live your past.Rebecca's story is told in a "then" to "now" concept. We open the door on a bloodied male body on the floor with life oozing out of him rapidly. Rebecca hovers over him. Within moments, it's over for Jake, but it is just the beginning for Rebecca.It's 2016 a...
  • Elaine
    How far would you go to escape an abusive relationship?Rebecca thought she had found the perfect boyfriend meeting SolomonIt was at a time in Rebecca's life where she was feeling vulnerable and alone, so when Solomon appears, Rebecca is really happy. Supportive, loving but assertive he can do no wrong, even Rebecca's mother approves.Little did she know that Solomon may not quite be her knight in shining armour. Now she is free of him, with a new ...
  • Gary
    Another excellent novel by author Caroline Mitchell and I feel a little mean not giving it the top rating of 5 stars. I did really enjoy this book and it certainly had me gripped right from the very beginning and this author is quickly proving to be one of my very favourite writers.Ten years after testifying against her abusive boyfriend Solomon, Rebecca tries to rebuild her life and finally put her past behind her. But when she receives a phone ...
  • Adrian Dooley
    This is my third Caroline Mitchell novel. Loved the first one and gave it five stars. Wasnt gone at all on the second and gave it three stars, so I went into this one with hope but not sure what to expect. I really neednt have worried.Rebecca is in a very abusive relationship with Solomon. We start with a murder and Solomon going to prison as Rebecca ups and moves herself to Wales to start a new life. Married now with a child her horrible and sec...
  • Amy
    All of my reviews can be found on www.novelgossip.When I found out Caroline Mitchell was publishing her first psychological thriller with Thomas and Mercer I just knew I had to read it as soon as possible. She’s firmly cemented herself on my list of auto buy authors and fans of her work will be totally floored by Witness. The premise of this book simultaneously creeped me out and intrigued me. Imagine having a psychopathic creep from your past ...
  • Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
    For more of my reviews visit my blog at https://theblondelikesbooks.wordpress...Witness is a thriller about a woman named Rebecca who found herself in an abusive relationship, but was able to escape and send her abusive controlling fiancé to prison. Ten years later, he's released from prison and is contacting her again. Angry about her testimony against him, he forces her to watch him commit crimes against people she knows and loves, and threate...
  • Christine
    Caroline Mitchell returns with a chilling new psychological thriller Witness. This is a gripping story of revenge, of a sad twisted relationship and a victim being played with.We follow Rebecca, who ten years ago testified against her boyfriend Solomon and put him behind bars. She has moved on and now lives in Wales, happily married with a child. Through her diaries, we start to unpick Rebecca’s troubled past. We get to understand the controlli...
  • Linda Strong
    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 ...
  • Jules
    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 sa...
  • sue
    I personally found this great story tense, exciting, sad, unforving and very very addictive.Rebecca had finally escaped from Solomon and was convicted of abuse and jailed.But even though the conviction of Solomon, it meant that Rebecca had to gain a new start in life, a new existence. Her life settled with a husband and her child.But she was looking over her shoulder once Solomons release from prison.Would she ever be free?Her husband didn't know...
  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    Another winner from Caroline! This one is engaging, clever with some surprises and clever twisty bits along the way. Tackling dark themes I loved it!I loved the plot concept of this book, it was guaranteed to keep you on your toes and guessing all the way. I loved the characters in this book both the likeable and unlikeable and the moral questions raised were excellent? What would you do? Made me really think.Caroline had me loving this book then...
  • Mo
    I just could not suspend the disbelief enough to go with this one. Rebecca's actions were stupid, to my mind, especially after all she had been through. "It'll take more than the darkness to save you from me." There was one line towards the end of the book and I sort of knew what was coming up. I enjoyed the other book I read by this author and will check out her other books but this one fell a bit flat.I think my expectations might have been a b...
  • Chloe
    Ten years ago Rebecca was instrumental in sending her abusive boyfriend, Solomon, to jail after he killed one of her coworkers suspecting them of having an affair. Rebecca has rebuilt her life and is living in a small town with her husband, a vet, and her daughter Lottie, but a text from Solomon threatens to destroy her peaceful existence. He sends her a message that for each of the ten years he spent in jail Rebecca is supposed to witness a crim...
  • Lee
    Once again Caroline Mitchell has presented us with another great book. The story revolves around Rebecca who has just testified in court regarding the domestic violence she has suffered from her ex partner Soloman. Soloman recieves a ten year sentence and once released is out for revenge. Now the creepiness begins. Rebecca is now married with a young child when Soloman breaks into her house and leaves her a phone, she is now terrified and life is...
  • Mel Sherratt
    A dark, yet compelling, domestic drama that had me hooked straight off. The tension built up and up, the fear and sense of dread layered throughout, and the tension had me breathless. I devoured every page.
  • The Book Review Café
    All my reviews can be found at http://thebookreviewcafe.comOMG this has to be one of the most twisted and nerve-wracking books I’ve read this year if you love a psychological thriller you DO NOT want to miss this one. Caroline Mitchell never fails to amaze me, she has written three books this year alone! Witness is the third and final book to be released this year, but I’m thrilled to report that despite this being her third book it hasn’t ...
  • Brenda
    3.5 StarsI found Witness to have an interesting and different take to it for a psychological thriller. The story draws you into a dangerous and twisted mind game controlled by an abuser Solomon. He controls and manipulates Rebecca by making her make decisions that test her morals and pushes her to sacrifice people to protect herself and her family. The story is told from Solomon and Rebecca's point of view. Giving me a good understanding of Solom...
  • Judy Collins
    Talented author, Caroline Mitchell returns following Love You to Death Detective Ruby Preston #1, landing on my Top Books of 2016 with yet another edge-of-your-seat thriller, WITNESS -A wicked, deliciously evil, slow-burning, taut psychological suspense crime thriller, with a killer twist.The book begins with a brief crime scene, 2007. There has been a murder. Rebecca’s work colleague (teachers at the same school); Jake age twenty-two has...
  • Kath Middleton
    Rebecca has been snared into what becomes a very dark, psychologically and physically abusive, relationship with Solomon, who seems heaven-sent when he befriends her as her mother is dying. He isn’t all he seems, though, and she is a witness at his trial for murder. When, ten years later, he is released, she thinks she is safe with her husband and child in Wales. She isn’t. Solomon, an IT expert, finds ways to watch her, follow her and make h...
  • Sibel Hodge
    A tension-filled and twisty read that you can't put down! :) xx
  • Monnie
    "One say or another I'm gonna find yaI'm gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha..."--Blondie (written by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison)The lyrics of that old song ran through my head almost all the way through this book, which, for the record, I enjoyed. Still, now that I've finished, I'm faced with this question: How do I review a book that's exceptionally well written with a plot that's clever, intriguing and compelling but with a lead character w...
  • Caryl Williams
    This is an extremely nerve wracking, chilling, tense, psychological thriller that will leave most readers turning the pages very quickly to find out what happens next. Check your locks before settling down to read this and put your life on hold because you won't be able to put this book down.Now that my nerves have settled down a bit I can write my thoughts about the book.Rebecca is leading a fairly uneventful idyllic life with her veterinary hus...
  • Claire
    What do you do when you're forced to be a silent witness? Made to witness horrible crimes through fear and control? Solomon is sinister, creepy man controlling Rebecca in the worst possible way. The more I read about him, the more I detested him! I desperately wanted Rebecca to go to the police and for Solomon to get his comeuppance. But that would not make for a good psychological thriller! Witness is a classic cat and mouse, mess with the prota...