The Witnesses by Robert Whitlow, is a story of an 82 year old man, Frank House, who fled Germany during the war and his grandson, Parker. Frank fled the German army after finding out his family had been killed. He met up with an elderly man who was a fisherman and worked for him until he came to the New Bern, North Carolina. Parker’s parents died young and Parker was raised by his grandfather, or opa. Both Frank and Parker has the gift of seeing future events. Frank also suffers from having memories of the war come back to him.
Parker is a young aspiring attorney working for a firm when he is noticed by Thomas Blocker, a well know attorney. Thomas also happens to be the father of the girl, Layla, that catches Parker’s attention. Thomas offers Parker a job as an attorney in a legal firm he is starting in the town Parker and Layla live in. Layla tells Parker she will not have anything to do with him if he works for her father.
One Sunday Morning Frank decides to go to church, drives into town and see a sign “Looking For a Church”. Frank reaches out and receives Jesus. This is also the church that Layla started attending trying to put her life together.
This is the first Robert Whitlow book I have read and it is awesome! There is a lot of suspense,mystery and a touch of romance that kept me reading the book to find out what was going to happen. The story showed how Parker’s past makes him struggle when he is forced to take certain legal cases. I also like how both Parker and Frank notice and react on the “gut-feelings” they have with their special gift. I like how the author uses Christianity in his story but not to the point it is overwhelming. This makes it easy to recommend this book to everyone including non-believers.
I received a copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers for a honest review.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson