Water’s Edge–Robert Whitlow – Review and Giveaway

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By Robert Whitlow / Thomas Nelson

Sometimes the smallest towns hold the biggest secrets.Ambitious young attorney Tom Crane is about to become a partner in a big-city law firm. One final matter has to be cleared from his docket–the closing of his deceased father’s law practice in the small town of Bethel. Killed in a tragic boating accident, John Crane didn’t leave his son anything except the hassle of a bankrupt estate.

Then, within twenty-four hours, Tom loses his job, his girlfriend, and his cat. Job didn’t have it much worse.

Returning to Bethel with his pride ground to powder, Tom’s plan to quietly shut down his father’s practice and slink out of town runs into an unexpected roadblock – two million dollars of unclaimed money stashed in a secret bank account. Tom follows the money into a tangled web of lies, theft, and off-shore financial transactions manipulated by powerful men who will do anything to stop him from discovering the truth.


From the Back Cover:  Sometimes the smallest towns hold the biggest secrets.

Ambitious young attorney Tom Crane is about to become a partner in a big-city law firm. One final matter has to be cleared from his docket–the closing of his deceased father’s law practice in the small town of Bethel. Killed in a tragic boating accident, John Crane didn’t leave his son anything except the hassle of a bankrupt estate.

Then, within twenty-four hours, Tom loses his job, his girlfriend, and his cat. Job didn’t have it much worse.

Returning to Bethel with his pride ground to powder, Tom’s plan to quietly shut down his father’s practice and slink out of town runs into an unexpected roadblock – two million dollars of unclaimed money stashed in a secret bank account. Tom follows the money into a tangled web of lies, theft, and off-shore financial transactions manipulated by powerful men who will do anything to stop him from discovering the truth.

My Review:  Once again, Robert Whitlow delivers a powerful story with characters that you can relate to and enjoy getting to know. Tom seems to be your stereotypical lawyer. Looking for the big partnership, the trophy girlfriend and all the power.  What he gets is unemployed and his girlfriend moving on taking his cat with her.

Tom returns home to close his father’s law practice and finds a huge mess, with his father owing large sum to the IRS. Adding to his anguish is the circumstances of his father’s death and that of his friend, Harold Addington. As Tom and Addington’s daugther, Rose, attempt to find the truth they soon realized things are not what they appear.

The thing I like about Whitlow’s stories is the line of redemption that is there. Tom ends the story a very different (and better) person than he was at the beginning. Although, I’ve been a Christian for years, I often see myself in Whitlow’s characters. Tom is no exception. As Christians, whether new or seasoned, we often make decisions based on circumstances and appearances rather than turning to God for guidance.

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. It’s fast paced, with strong dialog between the characters. The only thing I was a little confused by was an apparent loose end with the hit and run story. Not sure why it was there and how it was suppose to tie into the story.  Regardless, it was a great story and I enjoyed reading.

Giveaway: Leave your name and home state by 9:00PM PDT on October 16 to win a copy of this great book!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Source: Publisher through booksneeze.com

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5 thoughts on “Water’s Edge–Robert Whitlow – Review and Giveaway”

  1. I have never read any of Robert Whitlow’s books, but this book is on my “to get” list and I would love the opportunity to read this book. Please enter me in your giveaway and thank you for the opportunity.

    Blessings,
    Lori

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