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The Perfect Witness: Thrilling Justice & Survival by Katie Mettner

The Perfect Witness by Katie Mettner is a riveting tale of courage, trust, and survival that grips readers from the first page. In this thrilling narrative, Mettner weaves a compelling story where the stakes couldn't be higher for the key witness, Marlise, and the security expert sworn to protect her, Cal Newfellow. The chemistry between the characters is believable, and their evolving relationship adds a profound layer of depth to the high-octane plot.

Mettner's writing shines in its ability to combine heart-pounding suspense with deep emotional resonance. Marlise is more than a witness; she's a woman with a complex past and a fierce determination to see justice served. Her strength and vulnerability are portrayed with nuance and empathy, making her an unforgettable character. Cal, battling his own demons, is the perfect counterpart to Marlise. His dedication and inner turmoil are palpable, making his journey to protect Marlise as much an internal battle as it is an external one.

The narrative is masterfully paced, with each twist and turn driving the story forward while deepening the mystery. Mettner's skillful storytelling ensures that readers are on the edge of their seats, rooting for Marlise and Cal as they navigate a labyrinth of danger and deceit. The backdrop of a high-profile trial adds a layer of intensity to the story, as the outcome affects not just the characters but also the broader quest for justice.

The Perfect Witness is more than just a thriller; it's a story about the resilience of the human spirit and the power of trust. As part of the Harlequin Seek series, this novel indeed delivers thrills, solves crimes, and serves justice in a package that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.

Book Two in the Secure One series, The Perfect Witness is a must-read for fans of thrillers that not only excite but also touch the heart. Here's a bit more about the book and the author as found on Amazon's book description page. The Perfect Witness releases February 20, 2024.

About the Book

She’s the key to the whole case.

All he has to do is keep her alive to testify.

Protecting the key witness in a high-profile trial is security expert Cal Newfellow’s top priority. But keeping Marlise alive becomes a test of courage and will when they’re attacked and forced into hiding. Battered but not broken, Marlise also has a mission: to put a dangerous criminal behind bars forever. That means trusting a man battling his own demons. The man sworn to help her heal…and survive.

From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served.

Discover more action-packed stories in the Secure One series. All books are stand-alone with uplifting endings but were published in the following order:

Book 1: Going Rogue in Red Rye County

Book 2: The Perfect Witness

Book 3: The Red River Slayer

About Katie Mettner

Katie Mettner wears the title of 'the only person to lose her leg after falling down the bunny hill' and loves decorating her prosthetic leg to fit the season. She lives in Northern Wisconsin with her own happily-ever-after and spends the day writing romantic stories with her sweet puppy by her side. Katie has an addiction to coffee and dachshunds and a lessening aversion to Pinterest — now that she’s quit trying to make the things she pins.

Read about more of Katie's adventures as an amputee writer at

Thrilling Justice and Survival by Katie Mettner