Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Review: HOSTILE WITNESS by Rebecca Forster

5 of 5 stars

I was searching through my Kindle for the next book to read and realized that I had never posted a review for one of the best legal thrillers I've ever read, HOSTILE WITNESS.

From the moment the book opened with 16-year-old Hannah Sheraton being processed into the women's prison, I was hooked.

When Hannah's mother begs her old college roommate, Josie Bates, to defend her daughter, Josie is caught up in a complicated legal situation. Was this a simple case of a rebellious teenager acting out or was there an underlying reason for the girl's obsessive compulsive actions? These are the issues that Josie must uncover if she is to mount a credible defense for Hannah.

Throughout the book, Ms. Forster teases you with snippets about Hannah, her mother, Linda Rayburn, and her aspiring politician husband, Kip. Each one of these characters is flawed in their own way and especially how they interact with each other, but the burning question throughout the book was did Hannah set that fateful fire. It's a roller coaster of emotions and it will keep you thinking about the relationships of mothers and daughter and father and sons long after you've finished reading the book. Highly Recommended.

This book is currently free at Amazon and is the beginning of a great legal series starring Josie Bates.