Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Confession by Robert Whitlow

Book Description:  In Holt Douglas's line of work, there's nothing sweeter than a confession of guilt. Assistant D.A. Holt Douglas makes his living exposing lies and sending criminals to jail in Ashley County, Georgia. His job is always easier when defendants, instead of remaining silent, blame someone else or try to excuse their actions. With a confession in his hand, Holt knows a guilty plea will soon follow.
But lurking in Holt's past is a dark secret that could end his successful career and possibly his relationship with Angelina, his hoped for fiance.
When Holt reopens a cold case involving the death of the town's wealthiest businessman--allegedly killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest--Holt doesn't believe it was suicide. Instead, he suspects murder.
As he investigates, Holt's own guilt threatens to destroy him and the cause of justice he's sworn to serve. While he knows his own confession could absolve him of his sin, it could cost him his future. Will he survive long enough to uncover the true crime that this small southern town has been hiding?



My Thoughts:  Robert Whitlow is one of those better than chocolate mystery/suspense writers so when I saw this book, The Confession, I was intrigued.

It seems that Assistant D.A. Holt Douglas has something in his past that is in his "repressed" memories. . . a memory that he has unconsciously blocked  since he was a teenager.  This repressed memory is triggered by a cold case.
This is  quite an interesting read.  Can a person truly repress something that is so horrific to him that he simply blocks it out of his whole life?
I like Trish Carmichael the Deputy Shriff.  Trish and Holt come together with this cold case that seems to be murder.  Can they prove it?  I like Trish . . . she is a steadfast christian with an unshakeable faith.  A faith that Holt needs to see and experience.  Holt is amazed and somewhat unfounded with Trish...Trish is good for Holt.
This story is more that a confession it's about confessions...a whole lot closet skeletons that need cleaning out.
The romance, the mystery, the suspense and one great read!

*This book was provided for review by BookLook*
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (August 5, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401688861
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401688868

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