Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Review: The Witnesses by Robert Whitlow

Genre: Legal Thriller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Released: July 19, 2016 
385 pages
About the 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.

My Rating & Thoughts:    

While this is a considered a legal thriller with the main character, Parker, being a lawyer the story really focuses on the characters themselves. We first meet Parker’s grandfather Frank when he was young serving in Germany during WWII. The story then moves to current day where we learn that years later Frank is dealing with the haunting memories from his service. We then meet Parker and follow his progress as a young lawyer finding his place, he is presented with a career opportunity but it conflicts with a love interest he wants to pursue. Can he have both?

We get to follow Frank as his comes to faith in God and finds peace over events that have haunted him for years. However there is someone from his past that is determined to bring up the past. Can his escape the pull of the past?

I really enjoyed that the story focused on so much on the characters and their various relationships with friends and business associates. It is told from both perspectives and I following both point of views, there wasn’t one that I liked more than the other. I was invested in both characters and did not want to put the book down. I felt satisfied with the way the story wrapped.

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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