I love a book with believable characters and dialogue. So often, especially among Christian authors the dialogue comes off as fake or preachy. In Robert Whitlow's Water's Edge the characters are real; the main character Tom Crane is the kind of guy you could imagine working with, or talking to on the street.
I'm not much for lawyer stories, but Water's Edge was a very enjoyable story. Right off the bat we meet Tom Crane, a lawyer like his father, who has just passed away. Tom is ambitious, but in a good way. Unfortunately just when he thinks he might get a promotion, he loses his job, which causes him to lose his girlfriend, who takes his cat when she leaves.
Planning to return home to close his father's practice anyway, he now approaches it sadly, but not in a hurry. Tom, even though he's a lawyer, seems to be a trusting guy, but the reader senses a feeling of "something's not right" even though Tom doesn't see it. The story is not what I would call action packed, but it kept my interest enough that I had trouble putting it down. In fact even when I finished it, I realized I still wanted to spend time with the characters.
I've never read a Robert Whitlow book before, but I enjoyed his style, and would gladly read another book by him.
I was given an ebook by Thomas Nelson to review, but the opinions expressed are my own.
Water's Edge by Robert Whitlow is about a big city lawyer named Tom Crane who has to go to a small town named Bethel where he has to close down his deceased fathers' law office. Tom soon discovers more about his fathers' death than anticipated and will find out who he can trust.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The pace of this book was not too fast or slow. The mystery of what Tom has to uncover unfolds a little bit at a time and kept me wanting to read to find out what happens. Those who to trust and not seemed to be easy to figure out, but Robert Whitlow does a good job to steer your thoughts to others. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who loves to read mystery fiction books.
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