Hostile Witness, A Josie Bates Thriller
Book 1, The Witness Series - The Witness, no. 1
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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
It dragged on and a bunch of stuff was opened up, but never closed. I had to fight really hard to finish this. No wonder it's free.
I wanted to like this book. I really did. It had all of the right ingredients, but in the end the whole experience of reading it wasn't enjoyable. Most of the characters were unlikable or poorly developed, and I found myself not wanting to get to know them better as the book wore on. The plot was promising and roots in a good idea but in the end all it really delivered was an unsatisfying read with frustrating dialogue and a "Thank goodness that's over!" finish.
I loved it!
I loved it! It moved quickly. The characters were fascinating. The storyline engaging. I would recommend it highly.