One of my all time favorite movies is The Client. I also love so many other books and movies from John Grisham – he knows how to make a lawyer story captivate. So when this author was mentioned with Grisham’s name, I couldn’t resist.
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.
I think the strongest part of the novel was the Grandfather and the journey the reader took discovering his past and his path to peace. It was an interesting angle in many aspects. Not only the gift he had, but being a German soldier in WWII and dealing with his role in that.
I had a hard time connecting with Parker and Layla. After thinking on it, I think it was because parts of their story seemed rushed. You know those times when you’re waiting to be drawn into a character’s life? For me, this didn’t happen with the both of them. It did a bit at the very end, but again, even then, I was thrown into action and very neat closure.
But as I mentioned, I enjoyed the Grandpa’s story enough that I was able to keep reading. Also, I was expecting more action, but that wasn’t the case. It still worked, I just had to readjustment my expectations. I have another one of his books on my kindle and I’m looking forward to see what he does with that story.
Are you a lawyer story fan?
(Thank you to BookLook Bloggers for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)