A House Divided, by Robert Whitlow, is another incredible novel from this author! Both the courtroom and personal drama in this legal thriller will keep the reader turning the pages until the very end.
Corbin Gage’s personal life is a shambles. His son and daughter-in-law are threatening to limit his time with his grandson due to his alcohol problem. His daughter wants nothing to do with him. His law practice is barely surviving. When he begins to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to appease his son and accepts a case for two boys with cancer against the largest employer in the county, his family is not sure what to think. When the case impacts both of his children’s lives, things get even more difficult for him. But when Corbin begins to really believe in God, his life takes many unexpected turns. He begins to think of his ex-wife’s prayers for him and their children, to ponder his son’s words, “And there’s no statute of limitations on prayer.”
This was a wonderful book. I especially appreciated the honest portrayal of Corbin’s alcoholism and its effects upon his family. The Alcoholics Anonymous program is clearly outlined within this story. Many of the characters added personality to the plot, including Billy and Janelle. Roxy’s hardened attitude was very sad, and I was glad that Whitlow included Peter to soften her and encourage her to face her fears.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys legal suspense novels or has had contact with an alcoholic.
I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.