Privileged Witness

Privileged Witness

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by Rebecca Forster
     
 

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Grace McCreary swears she tried to stop her sister-in-law from jumping from her penthouse balcony but the police have a different take on the situation. They arrest Grace for murder which puts her brother, Senatorial candidate Matthew McCreary, in a spotlight he doesn't relish. Nor is he thrilled when Grace seeks out his former lover, Josie Baylor-Bates, to act as her

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Grace McCreary swears she tried to stop her sister-in-law from jumping from her penthouse balcony but the police have a different take on the situation. They arrest Grace for murder which puts her brother, Senatorial candidate Matthew McCreary, in a spotlight he doesn't relish. Nor is he thrilled when Grace seeks out his former lover, Josie Baylor-Bates, to act as her defense attorney.

Josie, who has sworn off rich clients, agrees to defend Grace but even she isn't sure why. She swears she believes in the woman innocence but in her heart she wants to prove that Matthew made a mistake letting her go.

Stepping back into the world of privilege and power, forced to face her feelings for a man she once loved, Josie is determined to win this case - even if she looses everything she holds dear.

Editorial Reviews

Harriet Klausner
One day if there is any justice, Rebecca Forster will be a household name because her legal thrillers are on a par with John Grisham, Scott Turow and John Lescroart. Her stylized and intricate plotting and her realistic characterizations make for a fantastic story while her ability to incorporate several sub-plots including one about the protagonist¿s personal life makes this so much more than an outstanding legal thriller.------ Harriet Klausner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451217776
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/07/2006
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Rebecca Forster started writing on a crazy dare now she is a multi-published author. Her books include the acclaimed Beyond Malice, the USA Today bestseller Keeping Counsel and e-book bestsellers Hostile Witness, Silent Witness and Privileged Witness. She is married to a superior court judge and is the mother of two sons who are also writers.

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Privileged Witness 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 92 reviews.
Ratbruce More than 1 year ago
The third book in Rebecca Forster's 'Witness' series is the best yet. Like the other two books, the characters jump off the pages battling their personal demons in this legal thriller that will keep you reading late into the night. The character development, creative descriptions and brilliant twists will please readers who prefer their legal thrillers be laced with the depth usually reserved for 'literary fiction'. Download Hostile Witness and Silent Witness first but don't deny yourself the pleasure of this one
Carole51 More than 1 year ago
Having read several of the reviews about errors and typos, I was pleasantly surprised by their absense. They've obviously uploaded a new, corrected file. This is a wonderful series of legal thrillers with believable characters, exciting plot and unexpected twists and turns. You should read Hostile Witness first, then Silent Witness but this is a great book and even better since it is error-free.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just finished this latest addition to the Witness series and I highly recommend it. It is well written, captivating, and the plot has many interesting twists. I have read all three in the series and this is even better than the first two books (which were outstanding). I think the characters are well-developed, especially for a series, and they all have flaws, which is a good thing in a novel. The subplots are good and one in particular (I won't spoil things) is very well developed and creates its own suspense. Josie Bates is one of the most likeable characters I have read and the author makes you sympathetic to her predicaments. As a lawyer, I can say that the court scenes are vivid and realistic, which isn't always the case in this genre. From a writer's perspective, the scenes and dialogue are nicely constructed. This author knows how to write. If you want a fun and entertaining read, buy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you haven't checked out "Josie Baylor-Bates" yet you're missing one of the best character finds around. Rebecca Forster is a master story teller, this is the 3rd in the series and like the first 2, they kept me engrossed to the very last page. There were times during the stories that I actually felt my pulse race and heart beat faster - right along with Josie!
holly68 More than 1 year ago
All of the 'witness' books have been excellent. She's a great writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was GREAT, a must read!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Strong characters, interesting twists in the plot, and a fascinating Southern California setting are three compelling features of Priveleged Witness. Josie Baylor-Bates, Hannah, Archer and Max (the dog) help us understand the challenges, threats, and even the simple joys in striving to do the right thing. Kudos to the author, Rebecca Forster for an altogether 'great read.'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't normally read 'series' authors, but I have now read 3 of Ms Forster's novels [although they're not actually a 'series'] and just can't stop. Unique plots, lots of suspense, relatable characters, subtle humor. The best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good read i read 787 pages in two days it was great and i loved joise she is good
harstan More than 1 year ago
Although Josie-Baylor-Bates was unable to convince a jury in criminal court that Kevin O¿Connell beat up his wife Susan within an inch of life, she won a huge monetary settlement for the victim in Civil Court. After leaving the courtroom, she is accosted by Grace McCreary, the sister of Matthew who Josie was intensely in love with and thought was her soulmate until she discovered he lied about having any family. Matthew¿s wife jumped off the balcony and was killed and the coroner ruled it a suicide.------ However, the police, especially the surprisingly caring Detective Babcock refuses to close the case because he believes that it is not quite as cut and dried as the coroner believes. Nobody is more shocked than Josie when Grace is arrested and reluctantly she agrees to defend her. This puts her back in Matthew¿s orbit who seems more concerned with his campaign than the plight of his sister¿s defense. Josie makes a good case at the probable cause hearing but as more and more secrets are revealed, Josie begins to wonder if either her client or her brother is telling the truth. While she is dealing with the McCreary siblings, Kevin is terrorizing her and her ward while looking for Susan.----- One day if there is any justice, Rebecca Forster will be a household name because her legal thrillers are on a par with John Grisham, Scott Turow and John Lescroart. Her stylized and intricate plotting and her realistic characterizations make for a fantastic story while her ability to incorporate several sub-plots including one about the protagonist¿s personal life makes this so much more than an outstanding legal thriller.------ Harriet Klausner
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Engaging
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Enjoyed this a lot
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judyebt More than 1 year ago
This book could not hold my interest even though I live in the greater Los Angeles area and usually love books about this region.  Michael Connelly does it best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This third book in Rebecca Forster's Witness series was packed full of twists and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat. This is the best of the series so far.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have purchased all five Josie Bates books and everyone has been just a super read. This book didn't turn out like I expected it to. It was a surprise ending. I highly recommend all of these series of books. Rebecca Forster is a surprise I am happy I found.
RJ50 More than 1 year ago
I recently discovered this series of books and can't put them down! Definitely keeps you guessing and turnig pages!
kan315 More than 1 year ago
Once again rebecca forster has captivated me in this series. this time around we find out about josies history ...each book gets better and better if you are looking for a great read ...twist/turns and a great who-done-it this is the book (series) for you once you start reading these you are hook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't get enough of the series. Wish there was more.
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DALE44DK More than 1 year ago
As usual, Rebecca Forster's books are hard to put down. Can't wait to read the next book. Dale44dk