Monday, November 27, 2023

Review: Life Support by Robert Whitlow

Series: Alexia Lindale #1
Genre: Legal Fiction 
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Released: July 15, 2003
392 pages
About the Book:

Alexia Lindale knows her new case is a matter of life and death. She doesn't have a clue what it will do to her heart...and soul.

From the Christy-award-winning author of The List, The Trial, and The Sacrifice comes this twisting tale of tough decisions, mixed motives, and mysterious, healing grace.

Baxter Richardson survived a fall from a cliff while hiding in the mountains. Whether he'll make it through the next few weeks is unclear. His survival depends on the machines that help him breathe. On the haunted, unstable wife who wants to pull the plug and hide her secrets. On the doting father who wants him alive for reasons of love and money. On the conflicting legal documents that send the fight to court. And, on the music and prayers of an extraordinarily gifted pianist.

My Rating & Thoughts:    

I did not enjoy the audiobook and found it hard to follow as it jumped scenes between characters suddenly.

Rena's husband is on life support after a tragedy, and she hires lawyer Alexia Lindale to help her end life support, but her father-in-law is fighting to keep his son on life support. We as readers know what happened to Baxter that caused his current condition but only one character actually knows what happened. It was hard to support this person in their goal, and I wanted to tell various characters not to trust them. The story does not wrap up with this book, the ending leaves a lot unfinished. There were scenes or events described that didn't add to the story that I had no idea why they were included, for example, Alexia's vacation to France. I was really enjoying the scenes between Alexia and her old secretary Gwen, but then she seemed to disappear from the story. There is a faith element portrayed, and we see a particular character find a relationship with God. There is one brief kiss scene, but it felt wrong to me, wrong setting at the wrong time. I will read the next book to see what happens.

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


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