Sunday, August 28, 2011

Water's Edge by Robert Whitlow*A Review

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.

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (July 19, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1595544518
ISBN-13: 978-1595544513
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces

Robert Whitlow grew up in north Georgia. He graduated magna cum laude from Furman University with a BA in history in 1976 and received his JD with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1979. A practicing attorney, he is a partner in a Charlotte, NC law firm. He and his wife Kathy have four children and two grandchildren.
Robert began writing in 1996. His novels are set in the South and include both legal suspense and interesting characterization. It is his desire to write stories that reveal some of the ways God interacts with people in realistic scenerios.

Robert Whitlow writes another winning book about law, lawyers, lies and deceit, but also full of love, compassion and faith in God. The three main characters, Tom, Rose and Elias are such winsome and easy to love characters.
Tom just goes to his hometown to close up his father’s business after he surprising death. He believes it will just be a very easy, quiet transition, but boy is he wrong.
The book was coming to a really nice part all things were working at then more major disasters happen. It is quite a ride through emotions. Several times this happens and I’m shocked and pleased at each part in this wonderful story.
I love the deep faith and love of God that Elias has. How he prays constantly for some people, even to the point of missing nights of sleep. Rose has deep faith also, but Tom hasn’t really thought about faith or God much at all during years of his life. Many things happen to awaken Tom up and he listens.
Also in Water’s Edge I love the friendship of some of the minor characters for Tom. How they remain friends even when the rest of the world is against him. They believe in him when the rest don’t want to have anything to do with them.
I really love books by Robert Whitlow and this one is one of his best. Highly recommend this book.

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