Witness for the Defense : Kali O'Brien

  • by Jonnie Jacobs
  • Narrated by Cindy Piller
  • Series: Kali O'Brien
  • 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With her unique blend of courtroom drama and feverish suspense, critically acclaimed author Jonnie Jacobs has won a legion of fans for her Kali O'Brien thrillers. Now the edgy San Francisco attorney is back to handle a simple adoption - and winds up defending her client for murder....
Straightforward and short term: that's precisely the kind of case Kali O'Brien needs at the moment. Yet the Harper adoption makes her uneasy from the start. Maybe it's because psychologist Steven Cross - a man whose path hasn't crossed hers since the tragedy that shattered his life and their forbidden relationship years ago - unexpectedly referred the couple to her. Or could it be that Ted and Terri Harper's previous brush with parenthood ended in heartache when the birth mother changed her mind?
This time around, the former star quarterback and his lovely blonde wife aren't taking any chances. They've even moved pregnant Melissa Burke into their lavish Pacific Heights home. As Kali watches her determined clients shower the lonesome teenager with love and attention, she can't help wondering just how desperate they are to claim the unborn child. When Melissa delivers a healthy baby girl and promptly signs the final adoption papers, Kali breathes a sigh of relief...until Bram Weaver surfaces.
The controversial, chauvinistic radio talk show host announces he's the baby's father - a claim Melissa can't dispute. With a sinking heart, Kali prepares to defend the Harpers in a bitter custody battle that's certain to end in the birth father's favor - until the case takes a shocking turn when somebody murders Weaver. Despite Terri Harper's staunch denial, the police have compelling evidence linking her to the crime, leaving Kali to wonder how far an emotionally fraught new mother will go to protect her child.


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What did you like best about this story?

I totally enjoyed this audio book. I thought I had predicted the ending fairly early on and it turned out that for all my smugness Jacobs had tricked me with a surprising conclusion I never saw coming.

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- med c


When Kali says yes to a simple adoption case, she has no idea that it will drag her back into the life of Steven Cross. The adoption soon turns sour and Steven's sister is accused of the murder. Kali agrees to represent Terry Harper against her better judgment.

I was kept interested and enjoyed a lot of this book. There were some areas where there could have been more foreshadowing and the wrap up could have definitely been done better but for the most part it was a good legal thriller.

The narration was done well by Cindy Piller. I enjoyed her male and female voices and her delivery was above average. I did listen on 1.5 speed.

I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom! and am leaving honest feedback about the quality of the material.
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- Reg

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-29-2016
  • Publisher: Jonnie Jacobs