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Thrillers & Suspense
  • Author:
    Rebecca Forster
  • ISBN:
    0451211634
  • ISBN13:
    978-0451211637
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  • Publisher:
    Signet (February 3, 2004)
  • Subcategory:
    Thrillers & Suspense
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  • Rating:
    4.1
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HOSTILE WITNESS: A Josie Bate. ebecca Forster. I love this book because I feel the characters so strongly. Josie, Hannah, Archer and all their beach crew are as alive to me as if they lived in Hermosa Beach on the Strand.

Hostile Witness: A Josie Bate. 2. Silent Witness: A Josie Bate. 3. Privileged Witness: A Josi. I didn't know how special they would become when I wrote Hostile Witness though. It was never meant to be the beginning of a series.

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Note from Josie to Hannah Fritz gave them to me. For when I hurt. Note from Hannah to Josie Josie took her place in front of the witness. Note from Hannah to Josie Josie took her place in front of the witness n around the ‘why’ of the pills. Detective, after you found the box of matches in Hannah Sheraton’s bedroom where did you put it?. I put the matches in my right pocket, he answered, shifting in the chair. He was an old hand and he did that to be comfortable, not because he was concerned about Josie. You put them in your pocket after you tagged them, is that correct, sir?

Hostile Witness: A Josie. has been added to your Cart. Forster does what one expects of a good writer of legal thrillers, .

Hostile Witness: A Josie. drives the plot through unexpected twists without overstretching the bounds of credible law. But Forster adds a bonus by transcending the flat stereotypes of the genre and creating, instead, diverse and realistically drawn characters.

When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her stepgrandfather, a California Supreme Court justice, her distraught mother turns to once infamous defense attorney, Josie Bates. Now a small town lawyer in Hermosa Beach, Josie wants nothing to do with the case since the gruesome evidence points to Hannah's guilt. When the girl is charged as an adult, Josie can't turn her back.

Now an Audio Book Too! "Hostile Witness is just a fantastic, completely absorbing read. Any thriller is best judged by the number of hours' sleep you miss, and Hostile Witness is right up there with the best of them.

As the edge of winter slices through Washington . Determined to stay one step ahead of the authorities who want Billy back and a blood feud that will only be satisfied when he is dead, Hannah and Billy head north.

When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her stepgrandfather, the chief justice.

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A prominent judge is brutally murdered. The accused killer is a 16-year-old girl with shocking secrets. Josie Bates takes her case, a decision that will change both their lives forever.

Cildorais
I downloaded this novel when it was free, and it took me months to finish reading. First I'll mention what I liked most, then express what I did not like and why this took so long to read. The storyline is good. After the main course of this thriller, which involves the incident and all the secrets and changed lives as a result, it actually leads readers along to an actual trial. I really appreciated action within the courtroom and revelations of legal manipulation we all know happens in these situations. Relationships between judges and attorneys is put out for us to digest, even though we've read it before and know it's truer than we care to believe. Hostile Witness has some unpalatable characters and also some memorable characters.
Unfortunately, parts seemed a tad absurd since I have worked in the legal field. And albeit a plausible storyline, it truly needs proofreading and sentence restructure in areas that made it difficult to easily comprehend. When you have to re-read a sentence to fully understand, this can become aggravating if it happens too often. Switching viewpoints wasn't properly accomplished, occurring in most unlikely places like midway into a paragraph. I'm not a mystery/thriller reader per se, but figured out the killer way before the last several chapters.
I was hoping for a mega surprise ending, but that did not happen.
It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't a novel I'd recommend - even as a free read.
Sudert
The Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, Fritz Rayburn is murdered and his sixteen year-old stepgranddaughter Hannah Sheraton is arrested. Her mother, Linda turns to her old college roommate Josie Baylor-Bates for help. At one time, Josie was a "hotshot" criminal defense attorney, but she has left that life behind her and settled into a small practice in Hermosa Beach, California. When Hannah is charged as an adult, Josie decides to help her...

Josie is haunted by memories of something that happened to her mother — and an old case where she defended a woman named Kristin Davis — it was her last case as before she left the "fast track" behind. After that case, Josie "realized she no longer had the stomach for defending those who should have been indefensible" ...

I was engrossed in this book from page one and I did not put it down until I reached the very last sentence. The characters are richly drawn, you can visualise each of them in great detail — all the way to seeing Hannah's cuts and her frightened eyes. You feel like a spectator as you watch the courtroom drama unfold. It is fascinating to follow the clues and evidence and try to figure out the whodunnit. I thought I knew early on who murdered Fritz Rayburn and why, but I was wrong. The real culprit was a bit of a surprise to me...

This book has all of the ingredients necessary for a great legal thriller: secrets in a wealthy family and the lengths they will go to to keep those secrets from being exposed; a tenacious defense attorney ready to put it all on the line for a mentally traumatised young girl she believes is innocent; excitement as the courtroom drama plays out — and the desire to find out the truth no matter what...

I was very impressed with the details of Hannah's mental disorder that were included in the book — it is very clear to me that the author cared enough to take the time to do the research...

I am a new Rebecca Forster fan and I will definitely be reading the rest of The Witness Series!
greed style
Hostile Witness could be a good read...if organized. The pace was such that I found myself needing to get to the next page to see if I could figure out the page before. A few times I wondered if I had missed a description or an earlier explanation, as some of the characters and scenes appeared out of nowhere. But I tried hard to forgive the inconsistencies. Overall, it attempted a steady gait.The characters were shallow but fascinating; the villains were diabolical, almost cartoon-like. The main villain infuriated me from the get-go -- nobody in their right mind would put up with that kind of behavior. There were many typos, grammatical errors and extra commas here and there, and that always stops the flow for me. Maybe I'm being generous here but I think Ms. Forster has promise.
Meri
Josie Bates is a likable, strong woman who is living life on her own terms until her world is turned upside down by murder suspect Hannah Sheraton.

Forster jumpstarts the story by walking us through the hard-core booking process of the sheltered young beauty arrested for murder. The contrast of the delicate character to the crude experience immediately drew me into this drama. Forster does a great job snagging sympathy for this character. Suffering from an extreme case of OCD, Hannah is shunned by her powerful step-father and smothered by a dreadful mother. The reader can’t help but feel compassion for this poor girl—innocent or guilty.

Josie’s intention is—for old time’s sake—to meet the girl, and then refer them to appropriate counsel. But there’s something about Hannah that compels Josie to go against her own reasoning. Josie expects a battle with the prosecutor, but didn’t envision a battle with the girl’s own family.

This book grabbed my attention and held it to the end. The pace is good with lots of action and courtroom drama. Forster’s descriptive writing pulled me into the scenes without it getting in the way of the story.

Although the main character was well developed, there is room for Josie to evolve even more in the next book of this series. And I do plan on reading book two and more from this author. I truly enjoyed this story.