“The Witnesses” by Robert Whitlow

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The Witnesses” by Robert Whitlow
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Pages: 400
Published: July 26th 2016 by Thomas Nelson
Genre: Christian fiction
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MY SYNOPSIS

82-year-old Frank and his grandson, Parker, share an unique gift that have brought them both blessings and regrets. When the World War II past Frank has tried so much let behind threatens to reappear in his life, he’ll have to face truth and the consequences of a long-hidden sin.

MY REVIEW

I was attracted to this book by both the cover and the title, and my expectations were over the moon.

The first two or three chapters got my undivided attention, but then… well, I lost interest for a couple of different reasons:

First, writing was not very good; I could perceive shallowness in the descriptions and the development of certain ideas and events.

I couldn’t connect with characters, not even one. No matter how much I tried, I was not able to feel for them, which is so important when reading.

I usually looove books on World War II, so I was ready for something amazing, especially when I realized that was combined with Law and trials, but this story didn’t draw me in as I had hoped. It had a lot of potential, in my opinion, but I believe it didn’t reach it fully.

Parker and Layla’s relationship lacked depth, it looked kind of fake; everything happened and changed so fast that it was hard to really get involved.

Plus, dialogues were very long most of the time, which is not something I’m used to. They gave lots of information, but not enough emotion.

However, the idea of Frank and Parker’s gift was very unique; I had never read something like that, so that was interesting.

To sum up, the storyline was creative and I like its main ideas, but the writing needs some improvement.

**I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**.


MY FAVORITE QUOTES

+ “I didn’t know I was thirsty until you asked me if I wanted something to drink.”

+ “Every fish I catch is because he taught me the right way to do it.”


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

robert-whitlow-mi-baile-perfectoRobert 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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