It is difficult to say any more than that about the story without giving away any spoilers. I found this book highly entertaining, very well paced and well researched with some twists and turns. It was also very easy to read and as stated above, it picks up where the previous e-book left off. The question is will I be reading the third e-book in the series? The answer to that is yes. Things seemed to be going well for Archer and Josie after her big trial.
She took Hannah into her home and though Archer wasn't thrilled with it, he was adjusting. Out of the blue, Archer is arrested for the murder of his step-son. To say Josie is thrown for a loop is an understatement. She hadn't known about the boy or the death. Now she was trying to defend him and understand the situation. It's almost too much for Josie to deal with. Can she defend Archer and remain his lover? This is a fan Things seemed to be going well for Archer and Josie after her big trial.
This is a fantastic book. Rebecca Forster weaves such a wonderful story you get lost from page one. I found the story well written and plotted out. The characters defined and relate-able. This is one of the best legal thrillers you'll ever find. Forster has a way of making you feel as though you are right there with the characters every step of the way. You'll love these books. I found no issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it kept my attention until the end. View 2 comments. Apr 06, Meredith rated it it was amazing.
I really liked first book in the series enough to immediately get the second - which was even more enjoyable because I already "knew" the characters. While I had a fairly good guess of the final outcome, there were some surprises I did not see coming.
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Well done! Well written. Very enjoyable, page-turning read. I'll be getting the next book in the series for sure! This title is the second of three in The Witness Series. Protagonist, Josie Baylor-Bates is still living at beachside Hermosa Beach and is now guardian to troubled teen, Hannah Sheraton, introduced to readers in the series' first title: Hostile Witness.
Hannah's presence is creating tension in the relationship between Archer and Josie when the novel opens, but this issue fades in significance when Archer is charged with the murder of his step-son and Josie steps in to defend him. But, by the time I finished the novel I felt the author had portrayed the relationship between Josie and Hannah realistically, given the circumstances of the storyline. For example, the character of plaintiffs' attorney, Jude Getts, is believable and created with appropriate depth to act as a foil to that of the character of Archer, allowing Forster and her readers to explore the stress of Archer's imprisonment on his and Josie's relationship.
Overall, the plot of this novel is well constructed. The orientation quickly draws readers in and events lead logically to an unexpected conclusion. However, I felt the ending came too quickly, even though the denouement is fully explained. There were also occasional formatting issues, but these did not detract from an otherwise highly enjoyable read. Well worth downloading if you enjoy character-driven dramas. I would have liked to see Josie believe a little more thoroughly in Archer. There were a lot of behind the scenes machinations going on throughout the book.
Some made sense and tied into the main plot. Others seemed to just be thrown in to add to its complexity. So good job, Rebecca Forster. This series keeps getting better and better with each novel and has reminded me why I fell in love with the genre of books in the first place. Rebecca Forster goes into such great character detail that you feel like you are right there with Josie trying to help save Archer from spending the rest of his life in jail for a murder he didn't commit, for the murder of his step-son that she didn't know he had.
This book might just have you asking yourself how well do you really know your significant ot This series keeps getting better and better with each novel and has reminded me why I fell in love with the genre of books in the first place. This book might just have you asking yourself how well do you really know your significant other??
Is it better to know everything and everyone that was in their life prior to you or is ignorance really bliss? Happy Reading Forster is a genius and her character development is impeccable and you will find yourself reeling between tears and cheers throughout the whole book. The hours of research jump off the page at you and it is obvious that she knows her stuff! Just save yourself the trouble and get the whole series because if you read one, you'll read them all.
Jan 18, Anna rated it liked it Shelves: thriller. OK-ish, but didn't pass the Agatha Christie test. Unlike the first novel, it was super obvious what had happened. Feb 25, KyBunnies rated it really liked it Shelves: reading-challenge , america-west , clean-read , america-modern , read-review , series , suspense , america , crime-mystery , I really enjoyed this book but it left a lot of questions unanswered. Then it errors that almost threw me out of the story. Some words spelled the wrong way was the main problem. After reading this story I wonder why Josie was interested in having a relationship with Archer.
A person who is so shallow and self asbored that he is only concerned about his self. Then I wonder if Josie is really able to fully take care of Hannah and her needs. Readers see in the first few chapters that Josie forgot I really enjoyed this book but it left a lot of questions unanswered. Readers see in the first few chapters that Josie forgot about Hannah. She forgot she was responsible for Hannah. What will happen if Hannah really needs Josie and she is not there? I was very surprised this book did not end up with second book syndrome.
It is so hard for some authors to keep the suspense, thrill and interest in the second book in a series. Some authors are not able to keep the readers interest and the throw it all out there story line that keeps readers wanting more. I am happy to state this book is as good if not better than the first.
We all say we want complete honesty. Should Archer have lied to his dying wife about his willingness to care for her mentally challenged son? What would have been the consequences - good and bad - of that choice? For Tim? No he should not have lied to her. No matter what there needs to be honesty between spouses. Without honesty in all areas a marriage is not whole. Spouses should not hide part of theirself from each other. Yes, Lexi should not have ask Archer to care for Tim. But we as mothers, parents, humans always ask the impossible, especially of the spouse.
If Tim lived he would ahve been forgotten. He would have became a ward of the state. Placed in a home where he could possibly suffered physical and sexual abuse. Would Archer have had a change of heart? He did not care about the child when married to Lexi so he would not care what happens to Tim in the future. Josie probably would have went all maternal on Tim.
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She would have wanted to try and help. To find a way to 'cure' him if possible. But she would also try and find his biological father. She would have made sure Collin paid for everything Tim might need or want. Money played a large role in this story. Would a monetary settlement have eased Collin's grief? Was Archer's offer to pay for Tim's care cold or practical? Money does not and cannot ease grief. It seems impossible that Collin would not hired some type of agency or even went back to court to see his child.
He is suppose to have lots of money. Why didn't he do something instead of just ignoring what he thought was the impossible. Didn't he know Lexi was dead? If so he could have found Tim. He just did not try hard enough. Archer is showing he is a shallow, self-centered person. He could have do something more to help Lexi care for the child. I do not understand how or why people think money will solve all problems. Being given money just creates a new set of problems. Was the care Tim needed practical?
Was it something he needed to stay healthy? Was it medically necessary? Offering to help depends on if the person needs it or just wants it. Lexi was proven to be cruel and calculating. How did this diminish her as a mother? As Archer's wife? When she pulled the restraint, was she motivated by true love for her child, hatred for her husband, or despair? Did you have any sympathy for her? Lexi is a cold, self-centered, and does not believe anyone can take care of Tim except her.
She does not want to allow anyone to have a second chance in her life. Pulling the restraint showed she did not care about anyone's opinion but her own. I have no sympathy for Lexi. By the end of the story I felt nothing but loathing for Lexi. The box of letters from Collin show that Lexi was only interested in sympathy for herself. For Josie, the stakes are higher - it's personal. She races against time to prove someone is framing Archer, and her faith in him is tested by his honesty regarding his feelings about his stepson.
Finally, she finds the truth lies with not in Archer's words but with a long-forgotten silent witness. I'm really loving this series! After reading Hostile Witness and Silent Witness, I marvel at the unflappable, unstoppable Josie Bates, creatively crafted by this gifted author! Looking foward to Book 3, and the rest of this series! By: Rebecca Forster. Jane Lythell. Birthdays for the Dead. Stuart MacBride. Catch Me If You Can. Frank W. Sandra Brown. Susie Steiner. A Darker Domain. Val McDermid. Before We Met. Lucie Whitehouse. We, the Jury. Robert Rotstein. Long Road to Mercy.
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