Friday, July 22, 2011

Book Review: Water's Edge

Water's Edge is the story of Thomas Crane, an ambitious, big city attorney who thinks he has everything going for himself. Just as he prepares to travel to his hometown to settle his father's estate, however, it all falls apart. The law firm he works for loses an important client and fires him to regain their financial losses. His girlfriend leaves him--and takes his cat to boot! And once home in Bethel, he discovers one mystery after another regarding his father's presumed accidental death. Water's Edge is an intriguing story.

Author Robert Whitlow is compared to John Grisham by World Magazine on the cover of the book. The book is a legal thriller, but I don't think it's quite as intense. That may be a positive! The story unfolds slowly as clues reveal themselves. The main character, for the most part, is a bit passive for my taste--everything happens to him instead of because of him until the end when he makes a careless decision that lands him in hot water and leaves the reader wondering how he'll possibly get out of the mess he is in. Supporting characters who mentor Crane along the way are essential to the story.

I thank Thomas Nelson Publishers for sending this book to me. I recommend it to fans of the legal fiction genre.

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