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...
©2007 Rebecca Forster (P)2011 Rebecca Forster
One of the best books I've read, well written, the story developed seamlessly while keeping me riveted to it. Unpond finishing l immediately downloaded the next in the series
The spellbinding development of the story
I have not found an author and story I enjoyed so much in years. Rebecca Forster is a excellent novelist. Audible needs to make more of her books available particularly in the Witness Series.
like my title says, it's a good story with a few twists and turns. my top suspect was a different person at the beginning. but the ending wasn't totally unexpected. it's a nice short read
the main character is interesting, however, the remainder of the characters in the story are preposterous. They are stereotypical and Tori developed. Would courtroom drama is interesting, but also incredibly unrealistic in the real world. Sort of like a modern day Perry Mason.
I could not last 15 minutes listening to this. Just terrible. The story may be good, I do not know. I will read the ebook.
So this is like a really good two-parter of THE GOOD WIFE or maybe a classy movie of the week. The main character is interesting enough, but really it's the complex people around here that keep you going.
So this narrator, Tara Platt -- I listen to a lot of audiobooks and have heard much worse. She reads beautifully when it's the regular narration, and the lines of dialogue where she's representing Josie Bates, her selfish contemporary Linda, or Linda's teenage daughter, she is spot on. But somehow every male character and older female characters came out sounding like SOUTH PARK characters; like a parody of characterization. But I'm mixed, because she sounds so great when she's just telling the story naturally... I will definitely listen to the next one in the series.
I read reviews about the book and they said it was a pretty good story. I thought the story was okay, but the narration was terrible. You can hear the reader taking breathes and swallowing.
All the information about the LA county jails is erroneous.This writer doesn't even know the difference between a jail and a prison. Treatment of juveniles, females, etc. is grossly WRONG. ( I spent most of life working in various jails in the LASD system.)
Is this book a fantasy?
I would not by another book in this series by this author.
GREAT REMORSE:Why did I ever buy this book?
How can a writer get all the facts wrong?
If I had a choice probably not. She read way too fast at times and you couldn't put it on a slower speed because then it would be too slow.
No, because I would get aggravated with the way Josie was acting and have to put it aside for a while.
All in all it was a good story, although a tad overboard at times.
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