Water's Edge by Robert Whitlow is a legal thriller filled with suspense and surprise. In this novel Tom Crane, a young lawyer, is convinced that he is getting ready to receive a partnership from the law firm he works for. However, first he must close his recently deceased father's law practice in the small town of Bethel. Tom's father died in an unexpected and unexplained boating accident, leaving his son only a mess to clean up. Right before Tom leaves for Bethel, he finds himself laid off instead of promoted. Tom arrives in Bethel with no purpose and little hope for his future. As he deals with his father's law practice, he finds millions stashed in an offshore account and several unexplained incidents, including evidence that his father's death might not have been an accident. Can Tom find the truth, or will he lose his faith...and maybe his life?
The Water's Edge is a well written book that deals with betrayal, fraud, and faith issues. It is filled with mystery and intrigue and the love of a father. I was truly convicted by Tom's growth and how much he enjoyed his time with the Lord each morning. On the other hand, I did not appreciate his taking verses out of context to use for certain situations -situations where he usually made the wrong choice. I also felt that the author should have had Tom actually confess his sins before God and accept Christ as his Savior instead of just suddenly beginning to read and understand the Bible. There is no way Tom could have been so touched during his devotion time by the Holy Spirit unless he was actually saved and had the Holy Spirit dwelling within him. However, overall I really enjoyed this book, and I cannot wait to read other books by Robert Whitlow in the future.