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8.05.2016

The Witnesses ~ Review

The Witnesses
By Robert Whitlow

Time doesn't dim the horrors of war, occasionally the memories can be pushed away and ignored but they are there waiting to be reopened.  And the time has come for Franz Haus to relive his past - which the reader is shown through alternating scenes set in both America present day and Germany of the 1920's through the 1940's.  The present day scenes alternate between Parker House and his grandfather Frank.

Parker House's future as a lawyer is on the rise.  His job may not pay as much as his friends but he finds satisfaction in what he is learning and achieving. Parker finds that he has an uncanny intuition that allows him to see things differently than others. His unique perspective is an asset in the courtroom, though he is only a background player at this early stage in his career.

With his grandfather's secret and painful past coming to light Parker finds himself caught up in something that he never expected. And the inheritance that he has come into from his grandfather may be the only thing that will save them from the danger they find themselves facing.

Those who are familiar with the writing of Robert Whitlow won't be disappointed with his newest work.  If you have never read any of Whitlow's works in the past this is an excellent book with which to start.  This is, simply put, a reading experience not to be missed.  This is a book that crosses the genre lines so that one can't pin it down, limiting it.  Law, family, romance, friendship, mystery and self-discovery this book offers all this and more without feeling forced or contrived.  Sit back and escape to North Carolina with a new friend or two.

I was provided a copy of this book through BookLook bloggers in exchange for my honest review.


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.