Monday, September 12, 2016

The Witnesses

The Witnesses
Robert Whitlow
(Harper Collins/Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-1401688905
July 2016/400 pages/$15.99

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.


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. A practicing attorney, Whitlow and his wife, Kathy, have four children. They make their home in North Carolina. Learn more at his website and visit him on Facebook and Twitter.


What a compelling story. I've enjoyed some of Robert Whitlow's books in the past but this is by far his finest offering. Whitlow combines past and present in this tale of regret, forgiveness, and generational impact. Credible and powerful personalities populate this novel, interweaving historical and contemporary settings and stories. Frank, Parker, Layla, and her father made an impression on me, each in their own way, as did others in the story, and I could not put this book down. This multi-faceted novel will appeal to lovers of legal thrillers, intrigue, WWII, Southern settings, short, it's a must-read for everyone!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from The Fiction Guild at Harper Collins/Thomas Nelson Publishers. I was not required to write a positive 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: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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