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 Contributor(s)||Robert Whitlow
Robert Whitlow is the bestselling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. He 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. Website: robertwhitlow.com, Twitter: @whitlowwriter, Facebook: robertwhitlowbooks.
|Publish Date||Jul 26, 2016|
- Review by Brittany at the Books and Biscuits Blog
Mr. Whitlow presents an intriguing legal drama that seamlessly integrates Christian themes and multiple time periods. Fans of both contemporary and historical fiction will find themselves fascinated by this unique work of Christian fiction.
Overall, I rather enjoyed reading The Witnesses. Typically, most of my experiences reading Christian suspense novels with a legal emphasis have been those written by Don Brown. However, I found that Mr. Whitlow offered a detailed, yet approachable, story focused around legal characters and a small-town law office. The Witnesses stands out from among similar works due to its focus on the interplay between young lawyer, Parker, and his elderly grandfather, as they share a unique ability to see into the future. While Parker uses it within a legal setting, his grandfather was forced to use it during World War II, resulting in the story switching between the two time periods on a regular basis. I actually enjoyed the grandfather’s flashbacks as much or more than the contemporary plotline involving Parker. The weakest aspect of the storyline was a result of the long build-up to the main action near the end of the book. After that much story development, I am hoping to see Mr. Whitlow utilize this book as the first part of a multi-book series focused around these characters, in order to more fully use the characters and plot elements that he created.
Special thanks to BookLook Bloggers and Thomas Nelson for the advanced copy of The Witnesses!
Brittany at the Books and Biscuits Blog
PS. To see the full review, please visit http://booksandbiscuits.com/blog/2016/07/19/review-the-witnesses-robert-whitlow/. Thanks!
(Posted on 7/19/2016)