About this Book
Confession is good for the soul, but it could mean death to an ambitious young lawyer.
Assistant DA Holt Douglas has made a career of getting confessions from criminals. With a confession in hand, he knows a guilty plea is soon to follow.
In the midst of professional success, Holt is haunted by a secret—a lie he buried in the grave of his best friend. Holt’s crime is hidden from all eyes—family, friends, police, and his soon-to-be fiancé.
But the truth has a way of coming back to life.
With obsessive prosecutorial zeal, Holt reopens a cold case involving the death of the town’s wealthiest citizen. The man’s death was ruled a suicide, but Holt suspects murder. Facing fierce opposition, he is determined to expose the killer. Holt slowly begins to unravel the facts.
And comes face-to-face with his own guilty conscience.
With his job, his relationship with the woman he loves, and his future at risk, Holt skirts the boundary between truth and lies, confession and hypocrisy, redemption and ruin. Can he survive long enough to finally make the right choice?
About the Author
- Author’s Website – http://www.robertwhitlow.com/
- Author’s Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/32811659503/
- Author’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/whitlowwriter
I found this an enjoyable read. The pace was a little slower than what I generally enjoy. But the author does a great job developing the characters and the storyline. He also did some unexpected things in this story that made it even more enjoyable. There were definitely characters to love and despise.
The characters were the strength of this story. I found myself relating to Trish the most. She struggled with unforgiveness and fairy tale endings for her life. I was reminded of my own weaknesses in those areas. Holt Douglas was a great character to watch develop. I loved watching him obsess at finding the truth and how the truth affects him.
I felt the storyline of this book was much stronger that the previous book by this author. It kept my attention and I cared what happened to the characters in the story. The story had some nice twists that I didn’t expect or see coming, although, one of them the author did give us a hint earlier in the story.
I would recommend this book to those who have read Whitlow before but have been disappointed in his last couple of books. This one is back to the quality of his earlier work. If you are new to Robert Whitlow this will give you a good taste of his work. If you like Davis Bunn you should enjoy this book.
Disclaimer: The publisher, Thomas Nelson, provided this book to me for free in exchange for an honest review.