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July 25, 2016

The Witnesses {Robert Whitlow}

the witnesses robert whitlow
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.

My Thoughts:
Mysterious World War II secrets. The ability to predict the future in the courtroom. Random people coming into your life for unknown reasons. This book has all the makings of a great read. Unfortunately if fell completely flat for me.

I had such a hard time getting into this book and holding my attention to the story. I did not relate to the characters and felt their personalities were a little far-fetched at times. I felt it was impossible for any of the characters to not see their gifts staring them right in the face all the time.

The younger characters seemed to be consumed with themselves much more than necessary, and the older ones were just all over the place.

Simply put – this was not the book for me.

Robert Whitlow is the best-selling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the prestigious Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. A Furman University graduate, Whitlow 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.