Eyewitness

Eyewitness

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by Rebecca Forster
     
 

In the dead of night, Josie Bates is ripped from sleep by the sounds of an epic storm raging over Hermosa Beach and a man beating on her door begging her to help Billy Zuni who is drowning in the raging sea. She arrives at the shore just in time to see the teenager pulled from the water, battered and near death. Ready to kill Billy’s selfish, neglectful

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In the dead of night, Josie Bates is ripped from sleep by the sounds of an epic storm raging over Hermosa Beach and a man beating on her door begging her to help Billy Zuni who is drowning in the raging sea. She arrives at the shore just in time to see the teenager pulled from the water, battered and near death. Ready to kill Billy’s selfish, neglectful mother, Josie rushes to the Zuni house only to find someone has beaten her to it. Two men lie dead downstairs and Billy’s mother clings to life on the floor above. Spurred on by Hannah’s fear that Billy will be framed for the murders, Josie takes up his defense. But Billy is evasive, physical evidence points to his guilt, and the county counsel wants him committed to the state. With the clock ticking, Archer and Josie set out to find the mysterious man who can vouch for Billy’s whereabouts at the time of the murders. What they find instead is a web of intrigue and deceit that stretches half way around the world and an eyewitness who is blinded by a justice Josie cannot understand.

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Amazon.com - Peggy Pati
Another winner for Rebecca Forster! This outing of the Witness series, relates two stories running side by side, racing to meet one another and intersect. The first story takes us to Albania, introducing us to characters who will eventually rock the lives of the Josie, Hannah and the Hermosa Beach community. The parallel story finds Josie racing to save Billy Zuni's life as she attempts to uncover what led to the violent events that took place in his home one stormy night. Is it possible Billy i
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clashing Waves, Powerful Deep Energies, Wicked Crimes February 27, 2013
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Amazon.com - AJ Freed
I am proud to own all of the novels by Ms Forster. I am prejudiced toward this wonderful and very talented author who has enthralled me with countless hours of delightful entertainment and excitement as she masterfully weaves another mystery woven with skill and exceptional suspense.
In this latest edition of the Witness series, the unexpected and surprise ending weaves the entire novel together and leaves the reader anxiously anticipating the next volume. This is absolutely typical of Ms Fo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044337060
Publisher:
Rebecca Forster
Publication date:
02/24/2013
Series:
Witness , #5
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
34,905
File size:
409 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Rebecca Forster is an Amazon and USA Today bestselling author with over 25 novels to her name. Her legal thrillers have been called, "Perfect. Impossible to put down." By Laurie Levensen, CBS legal correspondent. She holds a BA from Loyola University, Chicago and an MBA from Loyola University, Los Angeles. Married to a superior court judge and the mother of two sons, she has taught at UCLA writers program, volunteers in classrooms and speaks in many venues around the country. When she's not writing, you'll find Rebecca traveling, sewing and on the tennis court.

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Eyewitness 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
DogGuardian More than 1 year ago
Another great novel from Rebecca Forster that readers will find hard to put down. The whole Josie Bates clan figures into the flowing story line. Ms Forster’s visualizations are exquisite and I can clearly imagine a director managing the scenes for a movie.This author keeps her finger on the plausible - well mostly except that you might need to suspend a bit of disbelief where the underage characters come into contact with social services. My only criticism is a section near the end that lags just a little as the plot is micromanaged; maybe it was just that I was so anxious for the resolution. The ending was laudable but my imagination also takes off with alternatives for that movie. Can’t wait for the next Witness installment. 
kan315 More than 1 year ago
Once again Rebecca entertains us and keeps us glued to her series in EYWITNESS #5 in a series that introduced us to Josie Bates, Archer and Hanannh .This story starts out on the other side of the world and can get a bit confusing but then takes us back to Hermosa beach were a storm is brewing in more ways then one! The exceptional author of the Witness series makes you hear the thunder, feel the pounding rain and takes you inside the lives of the beloved characters once again. This book is a must-read if you are a fan of the series. Once again Ms. Forster leaves you wanting more
MaryAnn_Koopmann More than 1 year ago
Rebecca Forster not only draws you in with the suspense of this book but also the characters that become so real. Rebecca Forster is the best. She always chooses the path you wouldn't. This was a great adventure wrapped up in suspense. It's a roller coaster ride I'd gladly ride from time to time. This is a riveting series. Hard to put down once you start reading it. Lots of unexpected turns and twists, very exciting. This just keeps you on edge waiting for what's around the corner! I love this author! I read a lot of Koontz, Patterson, Connelly, Coben ... they were starting to blend together. In my opinion, Rebecca Forster is my favorite author out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great installment to the Eyewitness Series. I look forward to a sixth book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope there is a follow up to this last one. Very good series. All the books were good. Couldn't put it down. Excellent writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though the plot was interesting, Eyewitness was a slow read in comparson to the other witness books. I didnt find it as engaging or as.interesting as the others.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I love Rebecca's writing style. Never a dull read. Always a page turner.
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Enjoyed
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all the other books in this series......this one not so much. It is very simple...i jist fid mot like the story . It did not hold my interest. However, i will read the next in the deries and more of her books. She is a very good writer.
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Fifth in the witness series. An interesting mix of cultural differences, laced with intrigue. Forster left it wide open for another book-hoping there will be one.
betteboop1 More than 1 year ago
Another great book. It's a series I just want to keep going. Missed not have a next book on this one. Maybe Rebecca will surprise me and get another one out soon for Ms. Bates.
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I love the Eyewitness Series.
BigAl70 More than 1 year ago
I’ve read three of the four prior books in this series and although having done so isn’t a prerequisite to understand or enjoy this book, when I evaluate why I liked it, one of the biggest reasons are the characters, specifically Josie Bates and her foster child, Hannah. Eyewitness can be read as a standalone and Forster introduces the bare bones of their back story, but I couldn’t help wondering if doing so wouldn’t be missing out on some of what I saw and felt, having made the previous investment and having the deeper understanding of the characters that I had coming in. Josie is an attorney and the books in the series are legal thrillers, yet they have more heart than the typical book in this genre, largely because the legal conflict is usually much more personal for Josie. In this installment, that personal stake is because her client is Billy Zuni, a friend of Hannah’s who has been a secondary, but far from trivial character in previous books. As Josie digs, she discovers that much of what she thought she knew about Billy wasn’t quite reality. This is also unlike a typical legal thriller because of the way it weaves elements of a foreign culture and how that can influence the life of US immigrants into the story. I highly recommend this book for fans of legal thrillers. Even more, I’d recommend backtracking to the first of the series and reading them all. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **