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BEYOND MALICE (legal thriller, thriller) [Kindle Edition]

Rebecca Forster
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Unlike her much younger sister Nora, attorney Amanda Cross has worked hard for everything she has - which isn't much. But the tables turn when the evidence in the grisly murder of a partner's wife at a prestigious law firm points to Nora. Abandoned by the legal community, Nora reluctantly turns to her sister for help. Armed with a tenacious spirit, no leads, no experience in defending a murder charge, Amanda has to free her sister from what the D.A. claims is an open-and shut case. With the help of a handsome assistant-for-hire with a chip on his shoulder, this outgunned lawyer peels away the protective layers surrounding some very upright types to reveal intentions that seem to be beyond reproach, but are, in fact, beyond malice.


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About the Author

Rebecca Forster 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 she wrote a book on a crazy dare and found her passion. Now a USA Today best selling author with more than 27 books to her name including the best selling Witness Series, Rebecca has taught at the UCLA Writers Program, University of Irvine Extension Program and participated in The Young Writers Conference that brings the love of writing to middle school students. She is a sought after speaker at women's and writers' conferences and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. When she isn't writing, Rebecca is traveling, on a tennis court, working a sewing machine or reading. She is married to a Los Angeles Superior Court judge and is the mother of two sons. Eric, a playwright and Alex who is in film.

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  • File Size: 825 KB
  • Print Length: 299 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003NUQQMK
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,438 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Legal thriller with exciting twists and turns June 23, 2010
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What happens when two sisters, who are as different as night and day - complete opposites who don't share the same values, get caught up in a murder trial? In Beyond Malice, hard working, down-to-earth attorney Amanda Cross takes on the case of Nora Royce, her younger, more beautiful and privileged sister. Besides being an exciting legal thriller with twists and turns that keep you guessing, the story explores the relationship between two sisters who struggle with their ability to trust each other. Rebecca Forster fills her writing with vivid imagery and fully realized characters that come to life and give the reader the feeling of actually `being there'. Add to this the idea that the villain actually lives up to the book's title of being Beyond Malice and you have a page-turner you won't be able to put down.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A New Scottoline /Grisham October 25, 2010
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I usually don't like a lot of backstory and description, however, this author is extremely skilled in the way she writes and paints her story, and Beyond Malice actually held my attention and was a story I lost myself in.
There were times I felt like I was reading Lisa Scottoline and other times I felt I was reading Grisham - so if Lisa and John got together and had a baby, Rebecca Forster would be their literary child!
I also loved the sister connection - the family dynamic really added to the story.
Highly Recommend!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend! September 7, 2010
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This books starts out with an introduction of a "good old boys" legal firm where women are still the "little ladies" who are secretaries' and second class citizens. When one of the partner's wife is murdered; the mistress of a partner, the only female associate of the firm is arrested. Her sister, Amanda must step in to help her, but her legal skills are not quite up to defending a murder case. This book started out good, and just got better as I read it. About half way through it I could not put it down until I finished it. The relationship between Amanda and Mark is so honest, at one point I wanted to reach through the book and slap Mark for Amanda. But then the next morning his gift for her melted my heart. I highly recommend this book. It will keep you wondering who did it, and rooting for Amanda to succeed.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Story of Overcoming All Odds June 9, 2012
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I have read other books by Rebecca Forster. I love her style, and the intrigue she puts into her characters and stories. But I will cry from the roof tops, Beyond Malice is one of the finest murder mysteries I have ever read!

We start with the premise. It is the year 1892 in San Francisco, Walter Dimsdale and Franklin Morris establish a Law Partnership of Dimsdale and Morris. In 1906 the offices were leveled by earthquake, and they moved down to Los Angeles. Mott was brought on with the death of Dimsdale, and today Dimsdale Morris and Mott still is the legal name of the company, run by four Senior Partners, Oliver Hedding, Don Forrester, Peter Sweeney and Lucas Mallory.

DM&M hosted three glorious days called 'Retreat' where every one of the Partners both Senior, Junior and Associates, some secretaries and paralegals, mingled with their spouses to be `seen.'

Nora Royce was a female lawyer being fast tracked to partner, her mentor being Lucas Mallory. Nora had it all, beauty and brains. She finished third in a class of 500 in Stanford, second in Harvard and had clerked for the Chief Justice of California's Supreme Court. Nora Royce was probably the most hated employee through jealousy, that worked at DM&M.

Before the Ballroom doors were opened to announce dinner, the elevator doors opened and out stepped Ruth Mallory. All eyes were on her as they watched her fall, bleeding, trying to crawl to her husband Lucas. It was before him she took her last breath.

The cast grows as we meet Amanda Cross, nice to look at, nice to talk to, almost 40, divorced, a lawyer in Century City. She was sharing an office and trying to make it on her own.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grisham, Clancy, Patterson & Forster November 20, 2011
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Befor I began writing this review, I spent some time reading the other reviews.
SEQUENCE OF MS FORSTERS WORKS...
Hostile Witness
Silent Witness
Privileged Witness

NON SEQUENTIAL WORKS....
Keeping Counsel
Character Witness
Beyond Malace
The Mentor

It is not necessary to read Ms Forsters works in sequence because she does an excellent job of tieing her characters together and providing background where ever necessary.

A quick comment on Beyond Malace.... The first chapter will immediately grab you and encourage you to read more. The middle of the book is integral to the plot line and the character development. The final third of the book is almost impossible to lay down without finishing the book. If you stopped reading Beyond Malice, prior to finishing the book, you missed the most exciting part of the story where all of the loose threads come together and present the reader with an ending that was not expected.

This book will be especially meaningful to any reader who understands the power & importance of Senior Partner and Mentor to a career. IT IS THE BEST BOOK YET, and I have read six of the seven available books. I am anxiously awaiting the next volume in the Witness series which is due out soon.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Long winded
Long time to get to the point. Too detailed and descriptive. Numerous characters with scarse background. This was only the first chapter. I gave up. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Irwin Forman
4.0 out of 5 stars Big law firms
The way they work administration, human resources and billing is carefully explained. Killer was never guessed, sisters relationship and the need to discover truth, motive and real... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Anna Lozada de Flecha
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Totally enjoyed
Published 3 months ago by renee walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Malice - excellent read
I have read all the books in the Witness series except for the last. This book was as good, if not better. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Roy Baverstock
3.0 out of 5 stars Ordinary.....
I wanted to enjoy this book- I really did, but it is just not very well written I am afraid. The plot was actually rather good - and the characters showed some promise but the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Debra123purple
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love all her books this is no exception! :)
Published 4 months ago by Kelli Silva
5.0 out of 5 stars I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes suspense
Very well written book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes suspense.
Published 6 months ago by James L. Michal
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I liked it very much. Good legal page turner
Published 6 months ago by louis bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars As advertised, I love it!
As advertised, I love it!
Published 6 months ago by Suzanne Thom
3.0 out of 5 stars great
Love love love this author. Always a real twist at the end. Keeps you guessing for sure ! Want more.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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