Wednesday, August 6, 2014

THE CONFESSION by Robert Whitlow

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 fiancé.

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...

I probably have every one of Whitlow's novels, he's one of my favorites. Loved this book as well. The storyline is gripping and his characters are memorable.

Asst. D. A. Holt Douglas is ridden with guilt over an accident that happened when he was younger, he was driving and his friend was killed. Holt told police his friend was driving. The thing is this memory has been repressed. Something triggers it and the rest of the story is awesome.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


Betty said...

I have been reading a lot of Ann Rule's books recently since finding out that she has updated all of her books to ebook format! I am currently reading, "The Stranger Beside Me," the story of Ted Bundy. It has been an interesting read. I didn't realize that Ann Rule personally knew Ted Bundy after working with him at a suicide prevention clinic. Once I finish this book, I am definitely going to start reading some of Whitlow's books!

Michelle F said...

If I'm in the mood, I like a good clean murder mystery.
When we received t.v. my favorite show was Monk.