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Old 07-05-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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Free (K/iTunes/Smashwords) Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster [Legal Thriller]

Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster [Legal Thriller]

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When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her stepgrandfather, the chief justice of the California Supreme court, her distraught mother turns to her old college roommate, Josie Baylor-Bates, for help. Josie, once a hot-shot criminal defense attorney, left the fast track behind for a small practice in Hermosa Beach, California. But Hannah Sheraton intrigues her and, when the girl is charged as an adult, Josie cannot turn her back. But the deeper she digs the more Josie realizes that politics, the law and family relationships create a combustible and dangerous situation. When the horrible truth is uncovered it can save Hannah Sheraton or destroy them both.

"This story was inspired by a case my husband handled. As a superior court judge he had to sentence a minor to life in prison. It made me wonder how I felt about minors arrested for violent crimes. Are they most vulnerable among us - capable or horrible violence, perceived as adults and yet emotionally still children?" Rebecca Forster (rebeccaforster.com)

"An enthralling read, with colorful, well-developed characters and the unique atmosphere of the California beach communities." Nancy Taylor Rosenberg

"Blending complex psychological character portraits with spot-on accurage courtroom drmaa, Forster's riveting legal thriller keeps the plot twists coming until the last, satisfying page." - Alafair Burke

---Rebecca Forster is "a USA Today best selling author with more than 20 books to my name".
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:05 AM   #2
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Being price-matched from Smashwords. Sequels available at a low price (but no July sale discounts, as far as I can tell).
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:43 AM   #3
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Many thanks. Also free on amazon UK.

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Old 07-06-2012, 09:01 AM   #4
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I read the book and her followups and they were excellent, although I think Hostile Witness is the best of the quartet of legal thrillers. I reviewed the books here: On Books: Rebecca Forster — Legal Thrillers. I like Hostile Witness so much that I immediately purchased the other 3 books in the quartet and read them. My review concluded with:

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If you like legal thrillers, or even just a well-constructed, well-written story with believable characters — characters that could have been taken from your neighborhood — then this quartet of books by Rebecca Forster is meant for you. These books belong in the pantheon of indie books worth reading.
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When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her stepgrandfather, a California Supreme Court justice, her distraught mother turns to once infamous defense attorney, Josie Bates. Now a small town lawyer in Hermosa Beach, Josie wants nothing to do with the case since the gruesome evidence points to Hannah's guilt. When the girl is charged as an adult, Josie can't turn her back
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:40 AM   #6
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:48 AM   #7
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Free book cannot be found at Sony. Anyone got a link?

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:20 AM   #8
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Free book cannot be found at Sony. Anyone got a link?

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It doesn't appear to be available at Sony, at least I can't find it although there are other books there by the author. Smashwords still has it free though, which should work fine for Sony owners.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:59 PM   #10
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This shows for the USA store from a google search. Also shows for the Canadian store. But when I try to put it in my cart I get..
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I'll remove the "Sony" from the title, as it looks like it is not available now.
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