The Confession  -     By: Robert Whitlow
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Thomas Nelson / 2014 / Paperback

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Assistant D.A. Holt Douglas makes his living exposing lies---and something's fishy about the death of a wealthy businessman who allegedly committed suicide. As Holt investigates the cold case, his own secrets surface and threaten to destroy him---and his relationship with his fiancee, Angelina. Will he survive to expose the crime his town is hiding? 400 pages, softcover from Nelson.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.11 X 6.11 (inches)
ISBN: 1401688861
ISBN-13: 9781401688868
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"Fans of John Grisham will find much to like here." —Library Journal

Confession is good for the soul, but it could mean death to an ambitious young lawyer.

Assistant DA Holt Douglas has made a career of getting confessions from criminals. With a confession in hand, he knows a guilty plea is soon to follow.

In the midst of professional success, Holt is haunted by a secret—a lie he buried in the grave of his best friend. Holt’s crime is hidden from all eyes—family, 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 case involving the death of the town’s wealthiest citizen. The man’s death was ruled a suicide, but Holt suspects murder. Facing fierce opposition, he is determined to 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, and his future at risk, Holt skirts the boundary between truth and lies, confession

and hypocrisy, redemption and ruin. Can he survive long enough to finally make the right choice?

“Readers will find plenty to love about this suspenseful novel as they watch its appealing main character juggle personal, professional, and spiritual crisis with a combination of vulnerability and strength.” —CBA Retailers and Resources, regarding The Living Room

Editorial Reviews

“Christy Award winner Whitlow’s (The Trial) experience in the law is apparent in this well-crafted legal thriller. Holt's spiritual growth as he discovers his faith and questions his motives for hiding his secret is inspiring. Fans of John Grisham will find much to like here.”
“Whitlow writes with the credence of a legal background and quite adeptly incorporates intrigue, romance, and redemption in its many forms into his book. Recommend to young adults and older readers with a penchant for unexpected twists and unanticipated outcomes.”
“Whitlow has weaved a well-constructed and engaging mystery with a crisp, concise style of storytelling, authentic, gritty characters and a well-defined plot. Strong tension and steady pacing add to this stellar read.”
“Award-winning writer, Robert Whitlow, plunges readers into another courtroom drama in The Confession.”
“Whitlow intertwines legal drama with spiritual highs and lows in an intensely exceptional read.”

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  1. The Netherlands
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Captivating and entertaining!
    February 24, 2015
    Marbie
    The Netherlands
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Captivating and entertaining! Whitlow draws the reader into this story and gives them an unforgettable ride! A page-turner that I couldnt put down. The characters are well developed and real. With a beautiful Christian message, this is a must- read!
  2. Henderson, NV
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Thought provoking
    December 1, 2014
    babe
    Henderson, NV
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Discussed this book in a Book Club and group felt it an ok book. Not up to "The Choice" level, but still a book worth reading. "The Chair" brings out how Christians can be so critical, if it is a situation they have experienced. "The Chair" also brings out that confession and restitution is God's way. The group felt the non-Christian was the one person who showed the main character true love.
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    The Confession
    October 23, 2014
    Cindie Haese
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    With 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.
  4. Upstate NY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Grace and Mercy Come Together
    October 6, 2014
    Floyd Johnson
    Upstate NY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Robert 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.

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    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.
  5. Toronto, Ontario
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Raw and Real
    October 5, 2014
    Radiolady
    Toronto, Ontario
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I 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.
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