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Hostile Witness: A Josie Bates Thriller: Volume 1

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    Available in PDF Format | Hostile Witness: A Josie Bates Thriller: Volume 1.pdf | English
    Rebecca Forster(Author)
A prominent judge is murdered, a sixteen year-old girl is accused and the girl's mother turns to Josie Bates for help. Brilliant, fearless and flawed, Josie left the fast track of high profile criminal defense years ago, but Hannah Sheraton intrigues her. When the girl is charged as an adult, Josie cannot turn her back. But the deeper Josie digs the more she realizes that politics, the law and family relationships have created a combustible and dangerous situation. When the horrible truth is finally uncovered it could either save Hannah Sheraton or destroy them both.

"One of today's best writers of legal thrillers."

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  • PDF | 288 pages
  • Rebecca Forster(Author)
  • Silent C Press (22 Mar. 2012)
  • English
  • 7
  • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
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  • By Guest on 3 April 2017

    You always knew Josie would win her case with the help of her handsome boyfriend Archer but did not see the thrills and spills that would go with it!!. A great mystery to be solved ,an easy read with no exertion of the brain ,a feel good story. I loved it for all those points. It's nice sometimes just to sit and have an easy read with a feel good factor ,and a happy ending. Great read!...

  • By Roses are Amber on 23 January 2014

    This a Californian Court Room drama. When Supreme Court Justice Fritz Rayburn is murdered people are shocked. When 16 year old Hannah Sheraton his Step-Grandaughter is arrested for his murder, no one knows what to believe.Hannah's mother Linda is desperate for help as her world starts to crumble apart. She locates an old school friend and begs her to come back from small, everyday, work as a lawyer to defend her daughter in this high profile case.Josie Baylor-Bates had her fingers burnt a few years ago on a case and found sanctuary away from the big court cases, but Linda is an old friend and this case is about defending a child. Josie's small town partner is not pleased about the upcoming publicity that the case will bring and the pair argue more than once.The case is complicated, there are twists and turns as people go to extreme lengths to protect themselves. Hannah's Step-father, Kip, gives evidence against her to protect his own career. Fingers point continually at Hannah. Motive, evidence and confession. But Josie won't let it go even if it threatens to spin out of control. There is just something which makes Josie believe that Hannah is innocent.This book is the first in a series and was a gripping read.

  • By Kiw1 on 7 April 2017

    A well-written courtroom mystery that slowly builds – the way all we mystery readers love. Josie Bates has her own demons to cope with, but her new teenaged client accused of murder has more, eliciting a deep commitment on Josie’s part, with an emotional involvement that may be counter-productive. Forster draws her characters with a fine-pointed pen and takes us on a brilliant roller-coaster ride. Highly recommended.

  • By 333 on 6 December 2013

    I was appalled by the many mistakes - "not suppose_ to" and "iris's" for plural... Diabolical!The story was sooooooooo predictable too. I guessed who had done it right in the beginning! Poorly thought out and poorly put together.Descriptions that had nothing to do with the story and introductions of people in the beginning that never reappeared in the story... weird!I'm just glad it cost me nothing! (If I could've given no stars, I would've!)

  • By Guest on 10 March 2017

    I found this book a gripping read. It was difficult to see how it would end but you so wanted it to be the right ending. But every wish has a price to pay. An excellent evocative writer with a great deal of understanding of human frailty and potential for evil. I look forward to reading more

  • By Carolyn Dean on 13 April 2017

    The story line of this book I found quite gripping although I had worked out the murderer fairly early on. What was very distracting was reading one sentence and the next sentence had no relationship it. There was no break, I believe it should have been the start of the next chapter

  • By Guest on 9 June 2017

    I'm not sure, I certainly kept reading til the end, it was part courtroom drama and I never like those ,part a human story, I'm just pleased that I have never had to with a situation like that. Will I read another of the authors books ?, probably!.

  • By M. E. Doyle on 16 November 2015

    I was never sure of what had happened until the end, there was just enough doubt in everyone's stories to keep me reading. The characters were rounded & I cared about what was happening to them. The 'back stories' of the main protagonists feed into & woven them into the places they found themselves. A good read that kept me gripped to the end

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