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
I like legal thrillers, but this one left a lot to be desired. Flat characters, a plot that was not even close to believable, dialog and courtroom scenes that are stiff and unrealistic work together to make this book near unlistinable.
I'm not sure if the narrator was weak or just didn't have much to work with, but so many times the emphasis in sentences was misplaced I had to go back and listen again.
I picked this due to good reviews, but apparently I have drastically different tastes.
I just couldn't muster much sympathy for any of the characters, except for the dog.
The most interesting aspect is the motivation of Josie. Interesting as in why would she even take this case? I can understand that the author wants us to get that she has mom issues, but it just seems forced. She is supposed to be the heroine here, but she won't listen to anyone, and it isn't really explain as to why she's such a zealot. The least interesting was the Linda character, we are meant to not like her, so there is truly nothing to like about her. In fact, all of the characters are just a bit over-the-top, too extreme, and just not normal or likable.
Wooden. Bland. Blah.
No, unless it's on Lifetime.
I got this as a 2 for 1 - and it seems to me that most of these "deals" are of these types of books, mediocre and just 'okay'.
I liked the story but the book was narrated so fast that I though I had gotten some kind of an abridged version. Some times the narrative would clearly end a block in the story and immediately jump to a new one as if it were just continuing the same sentence. Others, the narrative was just a monotone. It seemed artificial and sounded as done intentionally during edition. I will stick to the author though, hoping the other books on the series will receive better treatment.
The only reason I kept listening to this book was the story itself. Wanted to see how it finished. The narration was horrible...tries too hard to make different voices for different characters and they all ended up sounding the same. In particular, the "sexy, sultry" voice was just plain annoying. I will not get another book with this narrator.
I enjoyed all of the characters and the story was good. The performance was good but you can here some weird stuff like swallowing which is usually edited out I think.
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.
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