Witness Protection Widow by Debra Webb
Published: January 2020 – Harlequin Intrigue
Review galley courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley
Can the witness protection program keep her identity secret?
After Allison James finally escapes her marriage to a monster, she becomes the star witness in the case against her deceased husband’s powerful crime family. Now it’s up to US Marshal Jaxson Stevens, Ali’s ex-boyfriend, to keep the WITSEC widow safe. But as the danger escalates and sparks fly, will Jax be able to help Ali escape her ruthless in-laws? (publisher)
My take: After years of taking care of the people in her life Allison met a man who showered her with care and attention until she became his wife. He became the opposite of the loving man she thought he was and made it his goal to control her and every aspect of her life. As happens in a crime family he was murdered and now she’s in need of protection from the people who killed him. She must be kept safely hidden until her testimony at the murder trial is over and dangerous people are behind bars.
When the agent who was protecting her ends up in the hospital after a deer vs. car accident a new agent is called in to replace him. That new agent happens to be Ali’s ex-boyfriend Jaxon, a US Marshal. They haven’t been in contact in years so Ali is shocked when Jax arrives to take over the job. As the trial grows closer the danger amps up. Will Jax be able to keep Ali safe until the trial is over? And what then?
I thought Debra Webb did a good job of maintaining suspense with good pacing, etc. I recommend Witness Protection Widow to fans of the author and the Romantic Suspense genre.
About the author:
DEBRA WEBB is the award winning, USA Today bestselling author of more than 150 novels, including reader favorites the Faces of Evil, the Colby Agency, and the Shades of Death series. With more than four million books sold in numerous languages and countries, Debra’s love of storytelling goes back to her childhood on a farm in Alabama. Visit Debra at www.DebraWebb.com
photo credit: Marti Corn Photography
8 thoughts on “Witness Protection Widow by Debra Webb”
I passed on this book, but out of all the choices this one appealed the most. I only passed on it because I am really limiting what I review. Sounds like a good read though.
Thanks for sharing, Mary, I’ve had my eye on this one. Love the sound of it…and the cover grabs me, too.
I do like suspense but, if there’s romance in it, it has to be really well done for me to “buy” it. I’ll think about this one.
Hallo, Hallo Mary,
Interestingly, Mum and I share a mutual love for Harlequin imprints – though we’ve seen the Intrigue books many of times, we tend to opt instead for their sister imprint of Love Inspired Suspense; mostly because despite the chilling & thrilling plots, we know most of the stories are going to end with a happy resolution and/or be carried into the series it is a part of… with Intrigue I think we always worried how intense the plots would go and if we could handle them! lol
Good grief! The drama this woman was put through – I admit, this one sounds like several I’ve read on the other side of the Suspense/Thrillers I regularly read… I might have to see if I can get this one through my library! Thanks for talking about what you loved about it and what pulled you into the story…
Thank you for the review.
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This sounds good. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
I like Witness Protection stories!
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