Hostile Witness, a Josie Bates ThrillerRebecca Forster

Hostile Witness, a Josie Bates Thriller

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Hostile Witness, a Josie Bates Thriller by Rebecca Forster Book Summary

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

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Hostile witnessAbsolutely loved this book!! Can't wait to read the others!!.Score: 5/5

It's alright but I've read betterThe storyline was mediocre and courtroom drama wasn't as well written as Michael Connelly ones. But overall it's ok for passing time on the train..Score: 3/5

Good readGood read.Score: 4/5

Great readLoved this book. The author feeds us a compelling story with drawn out characters, a book that'll keep you second guessing the protagonists steps..Score: 5/5

Well written fast paced readEnjoyed this book. Good story and characters with enough twists to keep it interesting...Score: 4/5

Great readLoved the story Loved the ease of reading as I didn’t need a dictionary nearby to research obscure words and their meanings Loved not finding one spelling or grammar error Well done, a great story and a great read, what an ending!.Score: 5/5

Couldn't put it down!Great read, would've happily paid for it..Score: 5/5

Hostile witnessLoved the read thank you.Score: 4/5

Good readThis book was a good read, enough to keep me guessing. At times it was a bit slow and some storylines underdeveloped. Plot twist at the end was good but could have been more detailed and less of a rushed ending. Worth a read..Score: 3/5

Great bookReally enjoyed this book and was happy with how how it progressed and the twists and turns were interesting..Score: 5/5

Resolved hostilityAuthor American. 14 years in advertising before writing her first book now up to 14 by my count, 7 in the "Witness" series. Precis Maladjusted 16-year-old Hannah is charged with the murder of her step-grandfather, the chief justice of the California Supreme court no less. Her Mom turns to old college roomie, beach volleyball team-mate, and one-time hot shot criminal attorney Josie. (Yes, I said beach volleyball player, complete with "smokin' bod"). Suffice to say the dead judge is not a bastion of rectitude he appears. Josie risks life, firmly toned limb, and professional reputation to air the dirty laundry. Writing Tries too hard. Ms Forster should rein in the flowery descriptions and prune the metaphor count. Predictable plot, but good pace. Cliched characters. Bottom line I got the book for free from Mr Bezos. It provided a satisfactory diversion for a few hours, but I won't be shelling out sequels..Score: 3/5

Loved ItGreat!!.Score: 5/5

Hostile WitnessPleasantly surprised thoroughly enjoyed this book. First time I have read a Rebecca Forester book will read more of her work..Score: 4/5

Hostile witnessExcellent book highly recommend.Score: 5/5

IntriguingBook kept you guessing and really gave an insight to the characters thoughts and feelings. Recommend to people who like a good crime, mystery novel..Score: 5/5

Well writtenGreat story, well written. Will definitely read more from this author.Score: 5/5

Captivating with a disappointing endI read it and couldn't put it down but then the end came & felt like I'd wasted time reading it..Score: 3/5

Hostile WittnessBrilliant!! Once I started reading, could not stop. So many twists & turns but the end was inevitable. Can’t wait to start the next book. THANK YOU From: Shirley.Score: 5/5

Great readGreat characters and interesting plot..Score: 4/5

Hostile Witness a Josie Bates thrillerIf you enjoy John Grisham, then you are in for a treat with this series by Rebecca Forster. Self doubt, determination not to see her young client incarcerated for crimes, Josie believes Hannah was innocent of..Score: 5/5

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Wonderful ReadJust a wonderful story love to read more books by this Author. Could not stop reading this book. Thank you it was a privilege to Read your book..Score: 5/5

A hostile witnessI was cautious reading a "freebie" but I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I would recommend it and have already started searching for other books by this author, both free or paid. Paul.Score: 5/5

A great readLots of twists and turns in this one, and I got through it in no time! An enjoyable read, pacy and thought provoking..Score: 4/5

FreebieGreat read.Score: 5/5

Hostile WitnessThoroughly enjoyed this book.Found it difficult to leave down.Something fresh to unravel in every chapter.Author well equipped to give the reader great characters to believe in and enjoy.Smashing thriller,wonderful storyline and shocking denouement..Score: 5/5

BrilliantExcellent read! I've read all four of the Josie Bates books and they are all as good as each other. It takes a lot for me to pay for books but they were well worth it x.Score: 5/5

Hostile witnessExcellent book. Easy read, great story.Score: 5/5

Great bookGreat book that had me gripped. Would definitely recommend..Score: 5/5

SteveThe plot, characters, descriptive information made this a fantastic read along with all the twists and turns, I enjoyed it.Score: 4/5

Warning - wrong bookDownloaded this book at the weekend however it was not the first book in the series it was the last. ITunes please make that clearer. I got part way through before I realised as it became clear there was a lot of characterisation missing and backing storylines that weren't explained. It was still an enjoyable read but probably would have been a lot better if I'd read the previous 6 books in the series. UPDATE: The day after placing my review the book was updated so I now have the first. Thank you for such a quick fix..Score: 1/5

Hostile witness by Rebecca FosterGreat book. Started reading and couldn't stop..Score: 5/5

Great ReadI loved this book. Fantastic storyline..Score: 5/5

Great bookI don't normally go for books from this genre but glad I did. Really enjoyable page turner. Liked the twist at the end! I'll be reading more by this author.Score: 4/5

Fab!Got this in the free chart and i am glad i did. I have never read any books by this Author and i was gripped from start to finish. I guessed “who done it” early on but i don’t think that matters much because it was enjoyable getting to know the characters etc. I will definitely be reading the next book..Score: 5/5

Couldn't put it downThis book had me gripped from the beginning. A very imaginative storyline with many twists and turns. Rebecca Forster describes the characters really well and links them together seamlessly. Very enjoyable and easy to read.Score: 5/5

Fantastic!!I downloaded this book whilst on holiday...and have read the rest of the collection since! I have been utterly entranced by the characters in the books. The twists and turns have had me holding my breath in anticipation. A definite page turner...great read and would definitely recommend this book as well as the others in the "witness" collection. But what am I going to read now??.Score: 5/5

Great readGripping and entertaining. Lovely style of writing. Highly recommend..Score: 5/5

👌Very well written and great twists 👍.Score: 5/5

A real page turnerGood story, well written and I loved the courtroom side of the story. I couldn’t put the book down and I look forward to he rest of the series..Score: 4/5

Hostile WitnessGreat book. Well written a real page turner..Score: 5/5

Hostile witnessWow. Brilliant. I ended up reading this book in one sitting. Infact I was that engrossed in it, I burnt my kids dinner and had to make it all over again. Had me hooked from the beginning with plenty of plot twists and amazingly written characters. Will definitely read more of this authors books..Score: 5/5

DisappointedI've read close to 20 books over the last 6 months, I'm sorry to say this is the worst one !! I expected Josie to be amazing in court as she is known to get the most guiltiest of people off.... This never happened, half way through the book I couldn't bring myself to continue reading. None of the characters were realistic !!.Score: 1/5

OK ish!Good enough plot. A bit predictable. I skimmed a bit. But I did finish it. I would probably try another book by this author to see if things improve as I don't think it's bad enough to put me off..Score: 3/5

Compelling and un-putdownable!A puzzle box of a story that reaches out, grabs you by the hair and drags you deeper and deeper into the complex plot. A real page turner, that keeps you guessing..Score: 5/5

Odd updateI started reading this book a while ago and then stopped for a bit. There was an update I downloaded and then started reading again. I have been on/off reading again recently but a recent update has changed the book entirely. It seems I was reading the first book in the series and then the first update turned it into the last book in the series. I read a big chunk more and now the recent update has switched it back to the first book again. Odd. Frustrating so I now have to start again!.Score: 1/5

Hostile WitnessSuspense, intrigue, moving. What a read. Keep them coming. Right up there with Ludlum..Score: 5/5

The title is a very great heart threatening titleThe actual book is so much easier to read when you kind of understand what is kind of going on.Score: 4/5

Read it!Fantastic read!! Found myself unable to put it down as you just want to find out what happens. There are good twists to keep readers going on 'till the end..Score: 5/5

FantasticThis was such a fantastic read, well written and highly recommended. Couldn't put it down!.Score: 5/5

Hostile Witness, a Josie Bates thrillerI very much enjoyed this story - I couldn't put it down! I did wonder from the beginning if I was right in thinking I knew the murderer but it wasn't until the story got right to the end that I knew one way or another. The story had twists and folds in it and you really felt sorry for Hannah. Recommended!.Score: 5/5

FantasticLoved this book so gripping and such a good story!! I couldn’t wait for bed time every day! X.Score: 5/5

Great readTotally loved this book couldn't out it down and didn't want it to end.Score: 5/5

Hostile witnessGood holiday read simply story line, easy to read. Guessed the ending way before.Score: 3/5

Hostile witnessReally enjoyable read.Score: 4/5

Hostile witnessEnjoyed this book, I couldn't put it down..Score: 5/5

Well written, each chapter leaves you wanting moreI enjoyed breezing through this book, and didn't like putting it down! Recommend it!.Score: 5/5

RecommendFab storyline. Downloaded this free and worried it wouldn't be any good however am now paying to download more by this author..Score: 5/5

GreatYou won't be disappointed, get it..Score: 5/5

A thrilling read, I couldn’t stop. A truly exciting ride.My first but definitely not my last Rebecca Forster thriller. This story was thrilling and at times I had to stop and take a breath at the shocking twists and turns. Fantastically unpredictable. Just when you think our heroine has nailed it....NO! A first rate thriller. Can’t wait to read more..Score: 5/5

Hostile WitnessA great read, couldn't put it down. It kept you thinking all the way "who dun it"!.Score: 5/5

Fascinating and ExcitingOne of the best books I’ve read for ages . The characters all spring to life developing their own personalities. Josie became emotionally involved with Hannah early on realising Hannah’s mother was no good for her . Archer was there as a hunky silent support - it was JUST brilliant! The end was as good as I was anticipating!.Score: 5/5

Couldn't put it downI have rarely read a book that I couldn't put down but that was my experience with this one. It was well written and the storyline intriguing. I will definitely seek out other books by this author. Can't believe it was free. What a find..Score: 5/5

Read it!!!Loved this book from the first page and often found myself struggling to put it down as I wanted to know what was coming next - read it and you won't be disappointed.Score: 5/5

Hostile witnessReally enjoyed this, the twists in the plot keep your interest and need to read on.Score: 4/5

BrilliantWould loved to have read this book in one go it was a fantastic read had to put it down to sleep and work or a would have read it all at the one sitting.Score: 5/5

Hostile witnessFascinating griping and enjoyable. Anybody who enjoys this kind of fiction it is a must read.Score: 5/5

Utter RubbishThe author obviously got friends and family to write those 5 star reviews because the brain numbing drivel that is this "book" doesn't even deserve a star!.Score: 1/5

EnjoyedEnjoyed it :).Score: 4/5

Hostile witnessLoved the book and the twist , wished the ending had an extra chapter or so with the what happened next, an extra conversation with Lynda maybe??.Score: 4/5

Hostile WitnessWow this book was a real surprise it was just so good,didn't expect that.The plot was very well thought out,exciting and believe able.I really got into the characters ,and although I wanted to reach the end because it kept you guessing until then,I didn't want to leave all the people in the book behind.Such a god read..Score: 5/5

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