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Robert Whitlow’s The Witnesses

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

I am fortunate enough to appreciate Mr. Whitlow on three levels: a) as a lawyer b)as a believer & c) as a reader. My thoughts on his latest book

What I liked:

The spiritual aspect of it. The novel deals with the ability to ‘see’ things spiritually whether it’s the future or where someone or something is located or whether someone or something is important. I loved the idea of someone moving in a gift of God in that way. It never felt silly or like parlor games, but instead felt like the more you know God, the more you can move in the ways of God. And some of those gifts may be hereditary (at least according to this book)

The law. I can tell you as a lawyer, I got exhausted reading about Parker’s case load. All the legal stuff felt so accurate to me, it almost felt like I reading about days in my office.

Parker and Frank. I loved their relationship. I loved watching both of them grow spiritually. They were great narrators.

The mystery. WWII stuff guys. It’s good.

What I didn’t like:

The romance. The girl was just too opinionated. I think she worked for the story and the mystery, but I wasn’t sold on why Parker would want to be with her.

Romantic scale: 6

Overall, a fantastic read from Robert Whitlow.

** I received a copy from Netgalley. My opinion was not affected in anyway.**

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