Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster | Book Review

I loved it. This story has some great broken characters, enough so that it comes to the very edge of being noir, but doesn’t tip over. Every time I thought things were about to start going right, something horrible happened. Great suspense, great emotional tension. If you do like it, there are other books in the series to buy.


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Rebecca Forster

Here’s her rather long bio from

I marketed a world-class spa when it was still called a gym and did business in China before there were western toilettes at the Great Wall. Then I wrote a book on a crazy dare and found my passion.

Now, I am a USA Today and Amazon best selling author with more than 26 books to my name – and if you ask me where all those words came from I’d be hard pressed to tell you. All I know is that I wake up with a story in my head and go to bed the same way.

I write thrillers with an eye toward the very human element of my characters. The Witness Series follows the lives of attorney Josie Bates, her ward, Hannah, and Josie’s lover, Archer. The series was voted #1 in PRG Reviewers Choice for series and Eyewitness was voted #1 in the mystery/thriller genre. I try to push creative boundaries with my non-series books. Before Her Eyes garnered a B&P Readers Choice Award for best mystery.

I have taught at the UCLA Writers Program, UC Irvine and Cal State Long Beach and lecture at writers groups, women’s conferences and philanthropic events. I am most proud of the work I do with The Young Writers Conference, a program that helps motivate middle school children to explore the power of words. I am particularly drawn to kids who want to write because both my sons have always had a passion for it. Eric is a playwright and novelist (see Eric Czuleger) and Alex is in film.

When I’m not writing I’m traveling, on a tennis court, working a sewing machine or reading. Thank you so much for taking a look at my author page. You can find out more about me – and leave me a note – at


There are multiple twists in the plot as Josie tries to navigate the legal machinations, her lapsed friendship, her love life, and betrayal. I recommend it to people who like their mysteries more like thrillers with grit.


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