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by Rebecca Forster

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery

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Josie Baylor–Bates, an attorney in the small California coastal town of Hermosa Beach, must cope when Archer, her lover,
is arrested for murdering his mentally handicapped stepson Tim two years earlier. Shortly after Tim fell to his death from an amusement park ride, Lexi, Archer's wife, died of cancer.

By acting as Archer's attorney, Josie is forced to separate her personal relationship with Archer from their professional one. Ghosts of his past rear their ugly heads as he reveals that while he loved Lexi, he merely tolerated Tim.

The picturesque beauty of the California coast is juxtaposed against the brutality of Tim's death. Forster fans and newcomers alike will empathize with Josie, whose faith in her lover is shaken by the grim possibility that he has a much darker side. The
suspense is edgy and complex, and the
conclusion is both stunning and well plotted. (Feb., 375 pp., $7.50)

Reviewed By: Sheri Melnick

Publisher: Signet

Published: February 2005

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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6 out of 5 stars!

Submitted by K. Sp Amboy on March 16, 2012 - 9:46pm.

Siltent Witness is one of 4 great books in the Witness series by Rebeca Forster. If I ever find myself on trial, I am calling the star, Josie Baylor-Bates to defend me. Ms. Forster is a genius with her character development and her attention to detail is impeccable. You will find yourself reeling between tears and cheers throughout the 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. "6 out of 5 STARS"