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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
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"Fans of JohnGrisham will find much to like here." Library Journal
Confession is goodfor the soul, but it could mean death to an ambitious young lawyer.
Assistant DA Holt Douglas has made a career of gettingconfessions from criminals. With a confession in hand, he knows a guilty pleais soon to follow.
In the midst of professional success, Holt is haunted by asecreta lie he buried in the grave of his best friend. Holts crime is hidden fromall eyesfamily, friends, police, and his soon-to-be fiancé.
But the truth has a way of coming back to life.
With obsessive prosecutorial zeal, Holt reopens a cold caseinvolving the death of the towns wealthiest citizen. The mans death was ruleda suicide, but Holt suspects murder. Facing fierce opposition, he is determinedto expose the killer. Holt slowly begins to unravel the facts.
And comes face-to-face with his own guilty conscience.
With his job, his relationship with the woman he loves, andhis future at risk, Holt skirts the boundary between truth and lies, confession
and hypocrisy, redemption and ruin. Can he survive longenough to finally make the right choice?Readers will find plenty to love about this suspenseful novel as theywatch its appealing main character juggle personal, professional, and spiritualcrisis with a combination of vulnerability and strength. CBA Retailers and Resources, regarding The Living Room
Robert Whitlow is the best-selling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. He 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. Twitter: @whitlowwriter Facebook: robertwhitlowbooks
Cindie Haese4 Stars Out Of 5The ConfessionOctober 23, 2014Cindie HaeseQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4With many twists and turns in this book you were continually surprised. True to the title of this book, the author brought forth the ideal that not only is confession good for the soul, but that the truth does indeed set you free! Many characters added to the drama and won your heart as well. I will pass this one on, but not before I take one last look just to see what I might have missed the first time, the plots were that good.
Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Grace and Mercy Come TogetherOctober 6, 2014Floyd JohnsonUpstate NYAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Robert Whitlow is one of my go to authors and The Confession is evidence why. A legal thriller that will hold the readers interest from page one - a car wreck with a dead teen and his friend. But the story takes place ten years later as the surviving teen is beginning to build his career and (hopefully) a family.
But as many must learn, the past can not be hidden and the truth will come out. Whether in a car wreck or at the scene of a gunshot, lives are inevitably changed. And when the truth is revealed it will Grace and Mercy to move into the next phase of life. Many years ago I heard a couple of simple definitions of Grace and Mercy:
Grace is getting what we dont deserve.
Mercy is not getting what we do deserve.
Holt Douglas, a relative new assistant DA, and his new friends, Greg and Valerie Stevens, would need to learn the meaning of those words - both from God and from each other. And they do.
I hope that the author is not done with these characters - there is still life in a community with some borderline corrupt politicians and lawmen, and a new lawyer with little allegiance to the existing power brokers in town. Life is not done for a new believer, with a new job, and a new wife - a life I would like to read more about. But even if this is the only story with these characters, the book is worth the time spent reading it over the past week. It was for me, I expect it will be for others as well.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.
RadioladyToronto, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Raw and RealOctober 5, 2014RadioladyToronto, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have been a fan of Robert Whitlow for some time, and I found The Confession to be honest, gritty, and real. It's a story about redemption that comes about in a way that is totally unexpected. There are enough plot twists to raise the eyebrows, and some twists in the story line that give you moments of gasp. While there is a romance involved, it doesn't turn out the way you would think, with the "walking into the sunset together." Loved it.
lukeandlibbyPrescott, AZAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Confession is good for the soulOctober 5, 2014lukeandlibbyPrescott, AZAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Robert Whitlow is a great story teller who writes from a Christian point of view. I enjoyed this book right up until the end which seemed a little abrupt. The characters were well-written and likeable. The moral is obviously about confession. It involves a childhood transgression and how the lack of confession effected his life. This is definitely a book worth reading.
PastorWisconsinAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5The Past Will Affect Your FutureOctober 4, 2014PastorWisconsinAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Robert Whitlow did it again! I love legal thrillers and courtroom drams for some reason. This book has some of that but a whole lot more.
It teaches about guilt and forgiveness. These are two areas people need help in today and so this book is very timely. It is a fiction book that you will enjoy and speak to your heart at the same time. I couldn't put it down; it is a real page turner. Also, for the ladies, there is romance. Holt has two girls attention. Who will he choose if either? And will his past come back to haunt him?
He has to make something right in his past in order to do something right in his present and how will that affect his future.
When Holt's best friend Calico dies in a car accident, Holt decides to live out his friend's dreams in his own life. He sets out to be a lawyer and be the kind of lawyer that would make Calico proud.
In the end, he will make all of us proud. It is a story of tragedy,grace, love, forgiveness, redemption, and more. You will like it.
I was given this book by BookSneeze as part of the blogger program. I was not required to give a positive view.