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Silent Witness
     

Silent Witness

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by Rebecca Forster
 

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Josie Bates is pulled back into the world of high-stakes law when her ex-cop lover, Archer, is accused of murdering his disable stepson - a son Josie never knew he had. Racing against time, she must prove Archer has been framed. Her faith is shaken as she battles to save Archer, almost despairing until she uncovers the most dangerous evidence of all - the testimony

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Josie Bates is pulled back into the world of high-stakes law when her ex-cop lover, Archer, is accused of murdering his disable stepson - a son Josie never knew he had. Racing against time, she must prove Archer has been framed. Her faith is shaken as she battles to save Archer, almost despairing until she uncovers the most dangerous evidence of all - the testimony of the silent witness.

Editorial Reviews

Beverly Viljoen
Do not pass this book up!!!! Not only is this book a MUST read, it MUST be on your shelf at home! Once again, Rebecca Forster has captivated her audience with an intricate attention to detail, perfection in development of characters and essential qualities in a plot making this novel a riveting legal thriller.
Silent Witness is the second addition to Forster's series, and this incredible page turning novel will keep you in suspense with surprising twists in the plot; you can not help b
Harriet Klausner
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, must read and must have novel!!, February 3, 2005
By Beverley Viljoen (Rohnert Park, CA) - See all my reviewsThis review is from: Silent Witness (Signet Novel) (Paperback)
Do not pass this book up!!!! Not only is this book a MUST read, it MUST be on your shelf at home! Once again, Rebecca Forster has captivated her audience with an intricate attention to detail, perfection in development of characters
Rebecca Brown
Rebeccasreads recommends SILENT WITNESS as a humdinger of a thriller with lots of emotional twists & legal turns! While Rebecca Forster's characters are rough & passionate, they are almost incoherent & I found myself growling to have Archer & Josie say something straight-up & complete. & Archer really, really needs some therapy, sorry, Big Guy, it isn't as bad as you think!

Thank the stars, attorneys can speak whole thoughts all the way through. Everyone mostly comes off as t
Brian Evankovich
Sequels not as good as the original? Well, here's a case that sometimes they can be just as good if not better. I found Silent Witness to be slow in the beginning, as the characters and puzzle pieces were introduced, but once the action started.... let's just say I had to cancel a date and she wasn't happy. The shocking sucker-punch ending is better than anything Mickey Spillane, the king of shocker endings, ever cooked up, and the ramifications of such a revelation are discussed with an no-hold

Product Details

BN ID:
2940000720127
Publisher:
Rebecca Forster
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Series:
Witness Series , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
30,087
File size:
395 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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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Silent Witness 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 206 reviews.
Ima-Dancer More than 1 year ago
Ms. Forster has done it again. Totally captivating story and blend of characters, both old and new. Just when you think you have figured it out, it twists and turns another direction. Josie, Archer, Hannah---the gang's all there but they come with new friends and foes, complications, successes, pain and emotions and then she throws in the intrigue of a Theme Park, setting the scene with the joys of the young at heart and the horror of something that can go terribly wrong. Read this book. You will not be disappointed and you will do as I did---ordered the rest of the Thriller Series! There are many talented writers out there in the world. Rebecca Forster is at the top of that list. Treat yourself to her books and see for yourself. I am glad I did!
evat More than 1 year ago
There are four books in this series and all are fantastic. The first book is Silent Witness. All four of these books are very good and hard to put down. I would suggest however that you read these books in the ordered intended. At the end of each book it will tell you what the next one is. It will also say its not necessary to read them in order. I disagree as each book makes reference to incidents that have occurred in the previous books. But all are certainly MUST READS!!!
Maria143 More than 1 year ago
i couldn't put it down...
DianaBanana More than 1 year ago
I have read all four of the "Witness" books and would actually recommend reading all of them. I connected with the characters and didn't want to put any of these books down. I am anxiously awaiting to read Book 5 when it is released.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all four books in this series, the were awesome!! I can't wait for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book...couldn't put it down (one of those 'fast reads' you can get through in a weekend).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
USA TODAY best selling author Rebecca Forster rocks! Does she have a fan club?
Ratbruce More than 1 year ago
Josie Baylor-Bates is back and this time her boyfriend, Archer is accused of killing his handicapped step-son. Besides dealing with the emotion of defending Archer, Josie has Arthur's deceased wife's ex-husband adding intrigue and tension. On the homefront, she is again confronted with mother/daughter issues because Hannah, the troubled teen from 'Hostile Witness' has been placed in her care. Rebecca Forster is masterful in creating legal thrillers that transcend the genre and deal with relationships on many different levels. Add to that the twists and turns that will surprise the most concientious reader and you've got a book you won't be able to put down. Download this one - you won't be disappointed.
Pamela_G_S More than 1 year ago
The plot was intriguing and kept my nose in the book way after I should have turned in for the night. The characters were realistic and interesting. Archer is accused of murder and attorney, Josie Baylor-Bates is defending him. She digs for evidence to set him free but worries that facts are not looking good because he appears to have motive and intent. Her digging reveals many truths about his dead first wife that will surely be brutal to Archer but they are needed to set him free. The highs and lows hit every right note. I thought the book was very good.
bambi748 More than 1 year ago
I purchased one of these books to see if I'd like them and I did so got the others. Rebecca Forrester is a good writer, I enjoyed the books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Ms. Forster and her witness series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will read more of her books
harstan More than 1 year ago
Defense attorney Josie Baylor-Bates has taken troubled teen Hannah into her home after the girl¿s mother was found guilty of murder. While the two females adjust, Josie¿s lover, retired detective and practicing private investigator Archer is arrested for killing his mentally challenged stepson Tim two years ago in the Pacific Park amusement park while they and his dying wife rode the Shock and Pop together.--- A video shows Archer making what could be a threatening move towards Tim. Ironically, Tim¿s biological father bailed Archer out of prison because he needs the truth to support his civil suit against Pacific Park. Evidence at the preliminary hearing binds Arch for trial; Josie needs a miracle to prove her lover is innocent of first degree murder.--- Rebecca Forster¿s latest legal procedural is a thrilling courtroom and investigative drama in which Josie has doubts that she should represent her lover as she is too personally involved, but refuses to trust anyone else with his life. She also learns more than she ever wants to know about Archer in the course of her efforts to defend him. The investigative scenes are fascinating as Josie gathers evidence from witnesses that she uses at the trial to make the case that Archer had no motive to kill the child of the woman he loved. SILENT WITNESS is totally enthralling.--- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Silent Witness kept me reading past my lunch hour every day until I finished it. The characters were very believable. I ordered the other Witness books before I finished this one.
jjensen More than 1 year ago
I was hoping Ms. Forster would continue the characters and it was great visiting again with Josie and Archer and the enigmatic Hannah. The story was fast paced and gripping and it made a weekend in the sun even better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book i got was free. Can,t get better than that. I was very pleasantly surprised to get a free book i didn,t want to lay down. Characters that faced every day issues like we do, self doubts, and stronge drives to suceed. well worth reading. I enjoyed it so much i purchased the other books of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book takes the previous characters and blends them in with new characters quite smoothly. The story was very good, but it was just a tiny bit predictable in spots. However, it didn't take away from the overall enjoyment of the book. Perhaps not as good as Hostile Witness, but it was still very good. I wish I could give it a 3.5.
sweetiepie123 More than 1 year ago
I stayed up til 3:00 in the a.m. because I could not put it down. Suspenseful, captivating and downright good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought four of Rebecca Forster's ebooks at the same time and this was my third to read. The story was ok, a little slow in the middle, but wrapped up nicely at the end. However, the numerous grammar/spelling/editing errors totally distracted me from the story (famines instead of families, come on!). I will read the fourth one, Privileged Witness, but I will not buy any more books by this author due to the many errors. --K--
BalloonLady More than 1 year ago
This wasn't any better than the first by this author (I bought all 3 on the same day . . . so I'm going to read them all!). I still didn't care for the main character, and the spelling and grammar were even worse!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Silent Witness builds beautifully on its forerunner, Hostile Witness. Josie, Archer, Jude, and Hannah are each engaging characters caught up in a serious amount of trouble. Everyone has an 'agenda.' And yet each has that interdependency that weaves their fortunes together in ways that are both fascinating and suspenseful. The plot pulls us quickly through a series of discoveries that really do not stop until the final surprising outcome. Who knew?
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a blockbuster of a novel! This is a page turner from beginning to end, with a real surpise twist at the end. This author's knowledge of legal and courtroom procedure comes through loud and clear and makes for a well written, fast paced story. The characters seem real, the dialogue just flows. Don't miss this triumph from such a talented author!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do not pass this book up!!!! Not only is this book a MUST read, it MUST be on your shelf at home! Once again, Rebecca Forster has captivated her audience with an intricate attention to detail, perfection in development of characters and essential qualities in a plot making this novel a riveting legal thriller. Silent Witness is the second edition to Forster¿s series, and this incredible page turning novel will keep you in suspense with surprising twits in the plot; you can not help but be taken with the characters. This story about love, strength, work, personal, law, passion, honesty, integrity, trust, devotion, hard choices and secrets will leave you wanting more!! I can not wait for Privileged Witness. This author is amazing, and blessed with a creative gift.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the others. I found I was skipping paragraphs due to repetition.