Book Review: Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster


 

English: Seal of the Supreme Court of California

English: Seal of the Supreme Court of California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Publisher: Signet Fiction in 2004

 

Genre: crime/thriller

 

ISBN: 0451211634

 

Some secrets aren’t uncovered. They are unleashed…

The national bestselling author is back with a gripping legal thriller of a brilliant lawyer caught between her client, a powerful family’s hidden legacy, and the truth…

Josie Baylor-Bates returns to the practice of criminal defense when her friend’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Hannah, is arrested for the brutal slaying of her step-grandfather-a California Supreme Court justice. Although all evidence points to Hannah’s guilt, her family’s disturbing relations may play a more significant role than anyone could guess. As Josie unravels a circle of secrets, she discovers a shocking truth that could save her client-or destroy them all..

 

 

 

This is a well written book with an engaging plot.  It was clear to me from very early on that there were going to be some interesting twists and this was so.  The plot draws you in immediately and never let’s go its grip of you.

 

Hannah is a character who I immediately felt for and I was with her all the way through the novel.  Josie was also a very good character with her own unresolved issues which play an integral part in the plot.  Most of the other characters were people who I would not like if I met them in person but they were just as well crafted and real.

 

Hannah has obsessive compulsive disorder and it is interesting to see how and why this behaviour began, I felt that this condition was portrayed very well.

 

I loved this book and cannot recommend it highly enough, go and get a copy.

 

 

 

Star Rating 5/5  I loved it.

 

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~ by adelesymonds on August 17, 2012.

2 Responses to “Book Review: Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster”

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