Hostile Witness

Hostile Witness

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by Rebecca Forster
     
 

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When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her step-grandfather, the chief justice of the California Supreme court, her distraught mother turns to her old college roommate, Josie Bates, for help.

Josie, once a hot-shot criminal defense attorney, left the fast track behind for a small practice in Hermosa Beach, California. But Hannah Sheraton

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Overview

When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her step-grandfather, the chief justice of the California Supreme court, her distraught mother turns to her old college roommate, Josie Bates, for help.

Josie, once a hot-shot criminal defense attorney, left the fast track behind for a small practice in Hermosa Beach, California. But Hannah Sheraton intrigues her and, when the girl is charged as an adult, Josie cannot turn her back.

But the deeper she digs the more Josie realizes that politics, the law and family relationships have created a combustible and dangerous situation. When the horrible truth of the murder is uncovered could save Hannah Sheraton or destroy them both.

Editorial Reviews

Donna Cummings
One thing is immediately clear from page one of Hostile Witness: you're not going to do anything else until you finish this book.
If you're a fan of legal thrillers, you've read enough to know when an author truly understands the law. Rebecca Forster not only understands how the law really works, in court and out, but she knows how to grip you with the dramatic details of it. Her main character, Josie Baylor-Bates, has tried to escape the hynoptic lure of courtroom battle, but she can't esca
Susan Brooklyn,NY
I am a big book reader. This was the first book I read from Rebecca and it wont be my last. I am looking forward to her part 2 called Silent Witness. This book had everything I look for, Mystery and murder. I receommend this book to all mystery and law books lovers.
Christine CWHD
Absolutely quality legal thriller from cover to cover (and I'm a very picky reader). What an amazing storyteller with so much knowledge of the law! And, although this book was written several years ago, it's hard not to see immediate parallels between the main character and the "tragic" real life characters in Hollywood making headlines today.
J.S. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Edge of your Seat legal thriller!, September 9, 2007
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The true test of a thriller is in keeping the book and rereading again! This is one of those. I have read Hostile Witness, Silent Witness and Privileged Witness. Loved following the same characters through all three books. I am still waiting for the 4th boo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451211637
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/03/2004
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.84(h) x 1.04(d)

Meet the Author

I began writing on a crazy dare. Now, 23 books later and a few best sellers under my belt, writing is my passion. This story was inspired by a case my husband handled. As a superior court judge he had to sentence a minor to life in prison. It made me wonder how I felt about minors arrested for violent crimes. Are they most vulnerable among us - capable or horrible violence, perceived as adults and yet emotionally still children?

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