The Witnesses

by Robert Whitlow

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Available Editions

EDITION Paperback

ISBN 9781401688905

PRICE$15.99 (USD)

Publication Date: July 19, 2016

Description

 

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.

Review

The main issue I had with the advance copy of this book I received was with formatting. For some reasonthe Kindle version I received had failed to include proper indentations for paragraphs which made it difficult at times to follow the content and read properly. That said I thought that the characters were superbly developed and the use of the flashbacks was well written. Frank is haunted by his gift throughout the book and we see him struggle with his sense of faith as he constantly tries to make amends for past mistakes. Whitow weaves in this struggle in with legal commentary that is factual but not overwhelming to the reader. We also see a great transtion in the relationship of both Parker and Frank and it is interesting to see how they develop bth individually as well as how they relate to one another. 

 

I am fairly confident that when the book is formally released this month that the formatting errors I saw will be corrected in a final copy. If you love a good courtroom drama that center around WWII this book will no doubt satisfy your appetite for history.