The Witnesses by Robert Whitlow

About this Book

Young lawyer Parker House is on the rise—until his grandfather’s mysterious past puts both of their lives in danger.

Parker House’s secret inheritance is either his greatest blessing . . . or his deadliest curse. The fresh-faced North Carolina attorney shares his German grandfather’s uncanny ability to see future events in his mind’s eye—a gift that has haunted 82-year-old Frank House through decades of trying to erase a murderous wartime past.

While Parker navigates the intrigue and politics of small-town courtroom law, Frank is forced to face his darkest regrets. Then, a big career break for Parker collides with a new love he longs to nurture and the nightmares his grandfather can no longer escape. Sudden peril threatens to shatter not only Parker’s legal prospects but also his life and the lives of those dearest to him.

Two witnesses, two paths, an uncertain future.

About the Author

Robert Whitlow is the best-selling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the prestigious Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. A Furman University graduate, Whitlow received his J.D. with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the staff of the Georgia Law Review. A practicing attorney, Whitlow and his wife, Kathy, have four children. They make their home in North Carolina.

My Review

This book did not disappoint. I enjoyed the characters, especially Frank House. Seeing him come to grips with his past and how it affected his present and his grandson, Parker, was touching on many levels. The story was interesting and engaging, though, I wouldn’t call it fast paced or extremely suspenseful. It did hold my attention throughout and ended very well.

I found Frank’s storyline more engaging and touching than Parker’s. Though I did enjoy the interaction between Parker and Layla, Parker just didn’t grab my heart the way his grandfather did. Layla was great, she was energetic and brought balance  to Parker’s life as well as encouragement to Frank. I did feel the author took some liberties in regards to how God uses spiritual gifts.

Although I enjoyed the story it might move too slow for some. I didn’t have the “edge of your seat” feeling until near the end of the story.

For Whitlow fans you should enjoy it, without the intensity of some of his earlier works like, The List,  If you are new to Whitlow this will give you a taste of his work.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

 

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