It’s the 6 June and it’s time for me to pull a book out of the Jar of Books. This month I had to pull out two books, as I had already read the first book that was pulled out. My Jar of Books is getting low and because I keep pulling out books that I’ve already read, so I’m in the process of making a new Jar of Books. I will update you as soon as I’ve finished the new Jar.
So the books I pulled out this month are:
Book One Was:
Hostile Witness (The Witness Series Book 1)
by Rebecca Forster
When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her step grandfather, the chief justice of the California Supreme court, her distraught mother turns to her old college roommate, Josie Baylor-Bates, for help. Josie, once a hot-shot criminal defence attorney, left the fast track behind for a small practice in Hermosa Beach, California. But Hannah Sheraton intrigues her and, when the girl is charged as an adult, Josie cannot turn her back. But the deeper she digs the more Josie realises that politics, the law and family relationships create a combustible and dangerous situation. When the horrible truth is uncovered it can save Hannah Sheraton or destroy them both.
“This story was inspired by a case my husband handled. As a superior court judge he had to sentence a minor to life in prison. It made me wonder how I felt about minors arrested for violent crimes. Are they most vulnerable among us – capable or horrible violence, perceived as adults and yet emotionally still children?” Rebecca Forster
“An enthralling read, with colourful, well-developed characters and the unique atmosphere of the California beach communities.” Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
“Blending complex psychological character portraits with spot-on accurate courtroom drama, Forster’s riveting legal thriller keeps the plot twists coming until the last, satisfying page.” – Alafair Burke
Pages: 366, Publication Date: 29 November 2009.
Book Two Was:
Book 3, Bitter Falls by Kay Bratt
The third book of the Tales of the Scavenger’s Daughters series, Bitter Winds continues the saga of Chinese couple Benfu and Calli, and the abandoned young women in their care.
Since the night her sister was almost burned alive in a fire and they were taken from their mother, Ivy has been the self-appointed guardian and guide to her blind twin, Lily. When Lily is snatched away and put behind locked doors, Ivy will do whatever it takes to get her sister home, even it means putting her own life in danger.
After Benfu and Calli’s long-lost daughter, Li Jin, is finally reunited with her birth parents, she opens a shelter for displaced people, turning her fortune from destitution and abuse to family and fulfillment. But her friend Sami remains consumed by bitterness—and Li Jin soon realizes she needs to make a difficult choice between revisiting the past or nurturing her own future.
Pages: 322, Publication Date: 8 April 2014.