Hostile Witness is the first book in the 'Witness Series' that includes Silent Witness and Privileged Witness and is an impressive introduction to the key characters: Josie Baylor-Bates is the talented lawyer who takes on the impossible murder case, defending the very troubled teenager Hannah Sheraton. As the story unfolds you get caught up in the drama of the storyline as well as the underlying issues of mother/daughter relationships. The characters develop over the course of the three books. Start with this one and get them all.
This book, like all of Rebecca Forster's books, is about compelling characters. The author creates characters with multi-dimensional personalities and then puts them into situations where you can't be sure how they'll react. You'll be shaking your head at them one minute and cheering them on in the next. What I really liked about this book was the 'story within a story'. Sass Brant, movie star, in trying to acquire the rights to a romance novel about a love triangle, gets caught up in her own love triangle that nearly parallels the story in the book. With twists and turns that alternately excite and enrage you finally find out if Dreams do come true. A very recommended read.