The Confession by best-selling author, Robert Whitlow is a legal thriller. The story begins with Holt Douglas and his best friend Calico as teens. They had both been drinking. Calico was too drunk to drive, but Holt felt pretty confident that he was still capable. They end up getting into a fatal car accident. Holt survives, and in the emergency room, he decides that just because his friend's life is over, doesn't mean his has to be. He lies to the police, and tells them that Calico had been the one driving.
Fast forward many years later, Holt is now an adult, living a seemingly perfect life. He is happily engaged to Angelina, the town's favorite hair stylist. He is also the Assistant DA, a career he pursued in honor of his best friend.
He reopens a cold case involving the death of the town's wealthiest citizen, Rex Meridith, with the help of Officer Trish Carmichael. Trish secretly has a crush on Holt, despite him being taken, and her already having a steady relationship with a man from her church. With Holt's job, relatiobship, and past coming back to haunt him; his life slowly starts to spiral out of control.
This book started out really slowly, and it didn't really hold my interest. The book doesn't really pick up until the half-way mark, which is a long time, considering it's a lengthy 400 page book. However, I still think it's worth the read.
I thought the book had some great twist and turns. The plot was never predictable, it kept me wondering who the real killer of Rex Meridith was, and what was going to happen next. The legal jargon, court room scenes, and situations were realistic, which is what you can expect from an author that has studied law. The characters were well-developed, and felt like real people that were relateable and had flaws. I loved the ending, it was satisfying, and tied all of the loose ends nicely.
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