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Expert Witness (2011)

Expert Witness (2011)
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Expert Witness (2011)
Expert Witness (2011)

About book: Although the fourth in this series of five books (thus far), this is the last of the five I’ve read and the third or fourth I’ve reviewed somewhere. Despite knowing that many (probably most) of those who read this review won’t have read all (or even any) of the other reviews, I find myself struggling to say something new. I’ve already said (multiple times) how much I love the main characters, Josie Bates and Hannah Sheraton. I’ve mentioned the most important of the secondary characters (Hannah’s friend Billy Zuni who is a primary focus in book five and Josie’s lover, Archer, who is in a co-starring role in this installment) and described how much these characters add to the book. I’ve think I’ve described how, while legal thrillers, this series is much different than the typical book in the genre because of the character dynamics and how much that enhances the story. There is always plenty going on outside the courtroom that often has little to do with whatever legal dilemma is happening, but very much to do with the overall story. The books should appeal to fans of legal thrillers, but also to fans of other thrillers who shy away from the legal sub-genre.However, as I was pondering what new there was to say I realized that, just as I struggled to find something different to say, many series authors have the same problem. A series that is episodic (for lack of a better word) where there seems to be no obvious story arc, where instead each book is one case as you’ll often find in mysteries, police procedurals, and legal thrillers, often starts to feel like it’s retelling the same basic story. The minor characters and the story conflict have different details, yet there seems to be a formula. While The Witness Series has some things that are consistent from book to book, mainly involving the quirks of the various characters and how they interact with each other, the plots or storylines of the books are vastly different. This installment especially as Josie, the lawyer in the series, has disappeared and has conflicts and challenges to overcome that are far away from prevailing in a courtroom while Archer and Hannah find themselves trying to prevail in court without her. How’s that for turning the legal thriller formula on its head? Replace the lawyer with someone else in the courtroom.With Expert Witness, Rebecca Forster has another winner. I hope we’ll be seeing another book in this series. I’m eager to see what happens to Josie, Hannah, and Archer next.**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. ** I loved this book! The relationship that developed between Archer and Hannah is so real and raw. I have always been a big fan of Hannah, she is a character that as mother I have always wanted to hug and save. In this book Hannah really shines in her own way. She is a tough kid who has seen and been through more than anyone should ever be and yet she is a softy under all those many layers. This was my favorite book of the Witness series by Rebecca Forester. It stands alone but the reader would enjoy this book much more after reading the others one first. The character development book to book is awesome. I can't wait for another book in this series.
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gizelle_07
One of my favorites! She keeps my interest for sure! A def good read!
LATE
The best of all the "Witness" books!
bekhken
Best book of the series so far.
fuzzycute12
Easy, summer read
Asra
Very good series.
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