Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Water's Edge by Robert Whitlow - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from the publisher)

Sometimes small towns hold the biggest secrets.

Ambitious young attorney Tom Crane is about to become a partner in a high-profile Atlanta law firm. But first he must clear one final matter from his docket—the closing of his deceased father's law practice in his hometown of Bethel, Georgia. Killed in a mysterious boating accident, John Crane didn't appear to leave his son anything except the hassle of wrapping up loose ends.

But instead of celebrating his promotion, Tom finds himself packing up his office, having suddenly been "consolidated." To add insult to injury, that same night his girlfriend breaks up with him . . . by letter.

Returning to Bethel with no sense of his future and no faith to fall back on, Tom just wants to settle his father's final affairs and get back to Atlanta. But then he runs into an unexpected roadblock—two million dollars of unclaimed money stashed in a secret bank account. And evidence that his father's death may not have been accidental. Worse still, a trail of data suggests his father played a role in an international fraud operation.

Tom follows the money into a tangled web of lies, theft, and betrayal. Along the way, he meets a woman who is as beguiling as she is beautiful. And her interest in the outcome of the case is just as high as his. She challenges Tom's assumptions . . . and his faith. Now he has to decide who he can trust—and how far a father's love can reach.

My Thoughts:

“This is better than a mess of collard greens.” (p. 120)

Robert Whitlow captures the essence of the South in the slow, easy conversation of his characters, the faith of the main character's relatives, and the subtle pace and amplification of the story's twists and turns. One minute you are enjoying relationship between an uncle and his nephew, and pages later that same nephew is unraveling an international problem!

This story wraps your mind in strong characters, your heart in strong faith and your imagination in intriguing story! This is really a very captivating story, and you will find yourself making any excuse to settle into a comfortable place and just relish the story. To be specific, you will relish the story-telling itself. Water's Edge is everything a suspense story should be without keeping you up nights! :)

Pick up a copy today! This is a not-to-be-missed tale!

About the Author:

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.

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