Young lawyer Parker House is on the rise—until his grandfather’s mysterious past puts both of their lives in danger.
Parker House’s secret inheritance is either his greatest blessing . . . or his deadliest curse. The fresh-faced North Carolina attorney shares his German grandfather’s uncanny ability to see future events in his mind’s eye—a gift that has haunted 82-year-old Frank House through decades of trying to erase a murderous wartime past.
While Parker navigates the intrigue and politics of small-town courtroom law, Frank is forced to face his darkest regrets. Then, a big career break for Parker collides with a new love he longs to nurture and the nightmares his grandfather can no longer escape. Sudden peril threatens to shatter not only Parker’s legal prospects but also his life and the lives of those dearest to him.
Two witnesses, two paths, an uncertain future.
As I'm sure you have gathered I LOVE WW2. Anything I can find to read in this time period I grab it. This one was sent to me through a blogging group that I was in. I didn't choose it but it was a very interesting book. It was very intriguing to see how the author intertwined the past and present and added a very interesting twist to this story. Every time I find a new WW2 author I am usually pleasantly surprised by the level of enjoyment from them. Do you have a preference in historical setting when you read? If so which era do you enjoy? See below for what I thought and then comment with your answers.
About the Author
Robert Whitlow is the bestselling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. He 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. Website: robertwhitlow.com, Twitter: @whitlowwriter, Facebook: robertwhitlowbooks.
Here is what I thought.......
I am a sucker for a good WW2 novel. It is my favorite era to read in historical fiction. This particular novel isn't historical but it deals with WW2 Germany quite a bit. I liked the way this story was written. Even though it is written with two different timelines it is easy to follow. I liked all of the characters especially Frank, Parker's Oppa. He was a well written character. I also liked the setting in the south. I am a southern girl so this really resonated with me. The main twist of the story was a very interesting one. This is my first time reading anything by Mr. Whitlow and I enjoyed it. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in WW2 or southern fiction. I received this book from the Fiction Guild for free. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.