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Rebecca Forster Books In Order

Publication Order of Josie Bates Books

Hostile Witness (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Witness (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Privileged Witness (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Expert Witness (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eyewitness (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forgotten Witness (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Witness (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Delicate Matter (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Priviledged Secrets (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Reckless Ones (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rainbow's End (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Threads (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Checks and Balances (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vanities (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vows (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond Malice (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreams (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keeping Counsel (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seasons (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Character Witness (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mentor (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before Her Eyes (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keeping Counsel (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wilde's Gamble (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Matthias Ring (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Rebecca Forster is one of the critically acclaimed authors from America, who has typical interests in writing novels based on romantic suspense, legal thriller, women’s fiction, and contemporary romance genres. She is particularly famous for writing the Josie Bates series. Author Forster also writes her books under the name R.A. Forster. Forster says that she had never attempted to write a novel in her life before she faced the dare to write one from her friends. And when she wrote her first book, she says that she was lucky enough to sell it. Since then, she has continued writing books and has contributed a few interesting ones over the course of her writing career. Forster enjoys writing romance and thriller novels and shows a particular interest in bringing up women-related topics through her books. When she is not busy with her writing works, Forster enjoys getting involved in cooking, reading, travelling, watching films, and theatre. Author Forster has been married for more than 30 years. Her husband works as a judge in superior court. The couple has 2 grown up children. Author Forster started her writing career in the year 1989 with the release of her debut book titled A Delicate Matter. This was a romance book that received a great success. Author Forster was born on June 16, 1952, in Webster Grove, Missouri, U.S. She was influenced to take up writing as a career from the prominent personalities like Daphne du Maurier, Scott Turrow, Stephen King, and her own mother. Prior to the start of her writing career, Forster was involved in the marketing of a world class spa. She was also carrying out business activities in China before a crazy dare enabled Forster to find her true passion in life.

Through her writing, author Forster went on to become an Amazon and USA Today bestselling author. So far, she has written and published over 26 books altogether. Whenever people ask her where does she get her stories from, she says that she wakes up with a story every morning and before going to bed she makes sure to develop it into a full fledged one. But, many of them are not able to see the light of the days as she likes to put pen to paper for writing only the stories that she feels will become successful if published. Forster writes thrillers with a special focus on the human element of her characters. In the Josie Bates series, she has depicted the lives of an attorney named Josie Bates, her lover, Archer; and her ward named Hannah. This series is also known by the name, The Witness series. Whenever Forster starts writing a book, she tries to push the boundaries of her creative thinking. This is specifically seen in her non-series novels. In addition to writing books, author Forster is involved in teaching. She has taught in the writers’ programs, including UCLA, Cal State, UC Ervine, etc. She has also given lectures at women’s conferences as well as philanthropic events. Forster is particularly interested in working for the betterment of the young writers. As per one such program, she works for motivating children of middle school helping them explore the power of their words. Seeing the passion in her sons, Forster feels excited to help all those kids who show such kind of passion. In her spare time, author Forster likes to travel, play tennis, read books, and spend time on her sewing machine.

The Witness series written by Rebecca Forster is comprised of a total of 7 novels and 1 novella, that were released between the years 2004 and 2014. One of the initially published books in this series is entitled ‘Exert Witness’. It was released in 2013 as a Kindle edition, after its initial release in 2011. The start of this book shows that Josie Bates takes 16 year old Hannah Sheraton to live with her after defending her against the murder charges. She even files for becoming Hannah’s legal guardian. But, just a few days before the proceedings could get completed, Josie Bates goes missing. Hannah takes the help of Bates’ lover, Archer to search her. They find an important clue about the whereabouts of Josie that leads them on an intriguing trail starting from Hollywood Hills and going all the way up to the glitzy and the evangelical enclave of the Orange County. Hannah and Archer also search through the mountains in California and in Los Angeles. On the other hand, the services of child protection demand the remand of Hannah to the state custody. Therefore, it becomes even more important for Hannah to find Josie as soon as possible because she does not want to leave Josie. A study of Josie’s past reveals that she was once a hated and ruthless defense attorney. They also discover that there are a few people who wish that Josie Bates is never found.

One more exciting book written in this series is called ‘Forgotten Witness’. This book was released in 2014. In this book, Josie Bates is depicted as appearing in front of the senate selection committee and testifying about the blood feud among the Albanians, due to which Hannah and Billy Zuni have gone into hiding and Archer in trying to find them. Josie thinks that Senator Patriota is willing to help her, but she does not have faith in his promise. Soon, a man evades security and charges towards Josie. He pushes her to the ground, gives something in her hand secretly and whispers something into her ears. This makes Josie go an adventurous journey from Washington, D.C., to the beaches in Hawaii. She seems very much desperate to find Hannah. Her search makes her come across a flamboyant expat who is involved in the dealings of hula dancers. Josie Bates also learns about a Victorian compound located near the infamous Molokai island. In this compound, she finds a horrific truth that was buried for a long time. This truth seems to have a lasting impact on her life as well as change it forever. This book turned out to be an excellent read and was liked by numerous readers all across the globe. Author Forster was praised for coming up with such a unique story line. She was also appreciated for giving it an exciting and unexpected end. The excellent reviews helped the book to become extremely successful.

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