Dark Witness, A Josie Bates Thriller

Dark Witness, A Josie Bates Thriller

by Rebecca Forster

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BN ID: 2940046603828
Publisher: Rebecca Forster
Publication date: 02/27/2015
Series: Witness Series
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 113,413
File size: 432 KB

About the Author

Rebecca Forster started writing on a crazy dare and is now a USA Today bestselling author with over 35 novels to her name. Her legal thrillers have been called, "Perfect. Impossible to put down" by Laurie Levenson, CBS legal correspondent. Married to a superior court judge and the mother of two sons, Rebecca 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, reading or speaking to bar associations, philanthropic groups and book clubs.

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Dark Witness: A Josie Bates Thriller 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
debnryan More than 1 year ago
The latest of the Josie Bates thrillers and it did not disappoint.  I read it in one day.  Can't wait for the next book to see where the story goes. 
Ratbruce More than 1 year ago
This latest installment in the Josie Bates Thriller series continues where the cliff hanger in the last book left off. This is really Hannah and Billy's story and what a story it is. I couldn't put this one down. Stayed up late into the night reading, absorbing every twist and turn and loving all the new characters that were introduced. Rebecca Forster's imagination and writing just keeps scaling new heights with each book. Read the entire series from the beginning and enjoy one of the best thriller writers available today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have loved all of the Witness series by Rebeccsa Forster. Dark Witness continues the story of Hannah and Billy and leaves you hungry for more. Josie Bates and Archer are following leads after evidence is found by an Alaskan Trooper that points to the kids whereabouts. A real page turner!
BigAl70 More than 1 year ago
Those who have read the previous books in the Witness Series knew when they finished Forgotten Witness (book 6 in the series) that there would have to be at least one more book. Forster had left two important characters, Hannah Sheridan (a character almost as important to the series as Josie Bates), and recurring character Billy Zuni in limbo, with what little changed through the course of book six making their situation more tenuous. (For those who haven’t read the prior books or may have forgotten, they were running from a man intent on killing Billy.) This installment picks up Hannah and Billy’s story where their situation gets even worse.  I’m reluctant to say anything specific about what happens because everything feels like it would be a spoiler. While the last book focused on Josie Bates, this is Hannah and Billy’s book with Josie and Archer taking secondary roles. Although the initial book in the series was clearly a legal thriller, as the series has progressed it has slid out of the legal subgenre and into the broader thriller or suspense category. If this book has a single scene in a courtroom, it is so minor that I’ve forgotten it. If you’ve read the series thus far, you’ll definitely want to pick up this one as Hannah and Billy flee from one dangerous situation, only to fall into another. What that is and how it resolves is quite a ride. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. ** 
Richard_Bunning More than 1 year ago
I have only read two of the Josie Bates series including this one, so am not particularly into Josie as a character, but this book begs no previous knowledge, as I assume is the case generally. Anyway, Josie is really little more than a psychological force, demanding action from others rather than a key ingredient of this plot. Actually, there are at least half a dozen characters that can make the case for being the pivotal centre of the story. As with all Forster's thrillers this is superbly written, just complex enough in the plotting, and filled with a nice mix of individually constructed and stock thriller genre characters. There is plenty of excitement and frustration with characters that lack our omnipotent view, plenty to pump the adrenaline. I really did start to feel the chill of Alaska, the power of nature, a backdrop that bit into every plot action. All the characters have a distinctive voice even though through the needs of brevity, some of them inevitably relied on clichéd expectation. One of the best features of Forster's writing is her ability to write both male and female characters equally well. Only one character in an otherwise well painted cast didn't work for me, the 'autistic' savant in the attic. In a horror story rather than a thriller she would have been easier to buy into. The cliff-hanger ending wasn't seen by me until Forster steered us through the final twists, yet there were no ridiculous surprises that we couldn't have predicted from given information. For me, the logic in a thriller is paramount. There are too many poor writers in the genre that conjure totally implausible and poorly signposted puzzles. The virtual pages of my copy turned effortlessly and all too swiftly. I longer book, allowing a little more character development would have suited me, but alas, that is rarely the call from modern time challenged readers. For you lovers of brevity and speed, there are few wasted words in the mathematics of the plot beyond those necessary to build buy-in. This isn't my favourite Forster book, as for me it really was just a little too rushed in working through all the created elements, a little too thin on description, but nevertheless more than worth my time.