Book Reviews of False Witness

False Witness
False Witness
Author: Dorothy Uhnak
ISBN-13: 9780449245125
ISBN-10: 0449245128
Publication Date: 8/1982
Pages: 284
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett Crest
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
One of the best mysteries ever written. I came across this book at a friends house and I found a copy at a booksale. The story is about the brutal attack on a popular television personality and the circumstances surrounding the case.

I don't want to say to much about this book, because I don't want to give to much away. But all I can say is that this one of the best mysteries ever written. The characters are compelling and the story unfolds at a white knuckle pace. So if you see this book read pick it up, you won't regret it!
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Helpful Score: 1
Dorothy Uhnak is the brilliant, tough-minded novelist whose LAW AND ORDER and THE INVESTIGATION became mayor international best sellers, and whose special skill at recreating the world of crime and justice first brought her fame with POLICEWOMAN. She has now written a searing, powerful novel about a gruesome crime--and the way it changes the lives of the victim, the investigators, and the criminal himself, whose identity is the final, spine-tingling shock of the book.
At the center of FALSE WITNESS are two very different women, each ambitious, tough, successful in her own way.

One is the victim, a beautiful, sexy female television news star and celebrity, raped and savagely mutilated in her own apartment. When she awakens from her coma, she accuses a man so unlikely to have committed the crime that the case becomes an immediate, headline making sensation.

The other is the Bureau Chief of the D.A.'s office, a brilliant, abrasive young woman who wants to be District Attorney so badly she can almost taste it, and who knows it is within her grasp--if she can get a conviction for the crime...
With her marvelous abilities as a storyteller, Dorothy Uhnak brings to life with breathless excitement the world she knows best-the cops, the lawyers, the D.A.s, the professionals of human tragedy.
Her book makes you feel the stubborn will to win and the heartache of a woman who watches her own passion to succeed cost her the man she loves, the job she covets, and eventually--in a bitter, ironic bombshell of a climax--the culprit himself.
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Helpful Score: 1
"This is a searing powerful novel about a gruesome crime - and the way it changes the lives of the victim, the investigators and the criminal himself, whose identity is the final, spine-tingling shock of the book."

The above was taken from the inside dust jacket. I found this mystery to be one of the best I've ever read.
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Sanderalee Dawson...She was used to being on camera--but never as a victim. When police find the sexy TV celebrity in her apartment, she is almost unrecognizable. She has been tortured and raped. Lynn Jacobi.... Bureau Chief of the DA's office -- she is a brilliant, tough young lawyer who wants to be the DA so badly she can taste it. She knows she can make it if she can get a conviction from this crime..
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from the back: Sanderalee Dawson...She was used to being on camera - but never as a victim. When police find the sexy TV celebrity in her apartment, she is almost unrecognizable. She has been tortured and raped. Lynne Jacobi...Bureau Chief of the DA's office - she is a brilliant, tough young lawyer who wants to be DA so badly she can taste it. She knows she can make it if she can get a conviction for this crime.
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Excellent! I had never heard of this author, but she is great.
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A beautiful talk show host is brutally attacked and injured in her apartment. This book is about the shocking accusation of who did it. I enjoyed the twists and turns of a very interesting plot and that justice was meted out in an unusual way. I give this book an A+!