The Perfect Witness: A Novel

The Perfect Witness: A Novel

by Iris Johansen

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Overview

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 can stop her from revealing the truth…even if it kills her.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250067241
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 05/19/2015
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 339,238
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

IRIS JOHANSEN is the New York Times bestselling author of Live to See Tomorrow, Silencing Eve, Hunting Eve, Taking Eve, Sleep No More, What Doesn't Kill You, Bonnie, Quinn, Eve, Chasing the Night, Eight Days to Live, Blood Game, Deadlock, Dark Summer, Pandora's Daughter, Quicksand, Killer Dreams, On the Run, Countdown, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, No One to Trust, and more. And with her son, Roy Johansen, she has coauthored Sight Unseen, Close Your Eyes, Shadow Zone, Storm Cycle, and Silent Thunder.

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The Perfect Witness 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Hampshire More than 1 year ago
Awful, do not waste your money. Premise is never made believable, dialogue repeats, and repeats, and repeats. I now distrust the Publishers Weekly reviews on the B&N website. Must only be there to convince you to waste money because any editor with a brain would not publish this. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story not up to par with Iris Johansen's usual story or writing. Story very predictable, no surprises, characters not well developed. very disappointed
AvidReader189 More than 1 year ago
Horrible.  Repetitive.  Protagonist was sulky, argumentative, whiney, and just unlikable.
DubBS More than 1 year ago
I usually like Johansen's books; however, I felt I had read a very similar story before. Most of the writing was repetitive and didn't move the story along. It didn't really get my interest until almost the end of the book. There were several events in the book that I just found unbelievable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a stand-alone book from Ms. Johansen. I wasn't sure how I would like that, being such a fan of her Eve Duncan series. I was looking forward to seeing if her character development that I love could be achieved with one book. I was not disappointed. I really enjoyed this book. It had a good plot with a little extra "psychic" feel to it that I really liked. I loved Alli and Mandak. The book started out quick and I found I could not put it down once the action started. There were some sad moments in the story, I even got a little teary once or twice. There was a little romance, and a little sexual tension. With all that rolled into one book, I found it to be a great read! If you have read and enjoyed the Eve Duncan series, or anything else by Ms. Johansen, I think you will enjoy this. If you haven't, this would be a great place to start. To Ms. Johansen -- Thanx for another night of ignoring anything of importance while I finish one of your reads! Maybe you will visit these two characters again sometime. Or maybe a series concerning the "family"..............???? :~) --SPeeD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrible! I enjoy Iris Johansen but this has to be the worst book I have ever read. I'm sorry I spent money on this book. The female character is ridiculous, I actually don't believe that i will be able to finish this book. Don't waste your money on this dud.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite authors and I'm stunned at this book. Talk about DRAGGING on and on.
SS222 More than 1 year ago
Not up to Iris Johansen's usual standards. I listened to this book as an audio tape, and it hardly held my attention. The characters weren't likeable nor did they show any growth, the overall plot was poor. The writing/dialogue was very simplistic. Really hope the next book is back to her usual standards.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you need a book to take you away from your busy schedule, this is it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to give it one star...to rate it..I can only say thank God !!!!!!...this was not the first book I read from this author...she is ....has been a great writer...till this book it's awful !!!!!..painful even..it started out with real promise quickly died...repetitive,,does not begin to explain ..boring as hell,,,wierd.makes no sence..please do not waste your money.,and to the author " shame on you " for putting crap like this out for your dedicated readers ..and ND charging them for it..!!!!!!...C.R.
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I'm about 1/2 way through and I'm surprised by the negative reviews. Its a pretty quick read. and the story moves at a fast pace. I find the protagonist sympathetic and well developed. I haven't been bored at all. I'm enjoying the story, though its true some of the dialogue is a little simple. Of course its unbelievable! But sometimes that's just what I want. I like the way Johansen weaves the connections between the characters, past and present. I've never read this author before now, but I'm looking forward to the next read.
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I have to agree with previous reviewers.....I am listening to the audio book and can barely hang on. Too much repetition, whining, and two dimensional characters. I have found Johansen's writing of late like this. Her Eve trilogy could have been a terrific single book. This one is completely boring.
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I can only hope there is another Allie book in the works. This book kept me on the edge of my seat from the begining. Loved ALL the characters too.