8/9/11

Book Review: Life Everlasting

From the Publisher:
Life Everlasting Though Alexia's client's life no longer hangs in the balance, eternal questions linger.

The music stopped, the room emptied, and Baxter Richardson opened his eyes for the first time in months. He should have died from his involuntary plunge off a cliff. But he's alive, and mortal danger remains. Familiar enemies stalk him. New ones hover close at hand.

Meanwhile, haunted by accusing apparitions and the tightening dragnet of criminal investigation, Baxter's wife, Rena, is losing her patience. And quite possibly her mind.

Caught in the middle of it all is Alexia Lindale, a lawyer forced to find her way through deceptive alliances, uncertain romances, and courtroom intrigue. It's a struggle of life, death . . . and life everlasting.

My Take:  I thought this book was a series like other lawyer/detective books where the main characters are the same but each book is a separate case and can stand alone. This book is actually a sequel and picks up where Life Support leaves off.  I have not yet read Life Support. I do think Life Everlasting can stand on its own because I had no trouble following the story. The author, Robert Whitlow, brings in enough background information that the reader has some understanding of how the characters reached this point.

I found the storyline engaging.  Mr. Whitlow’s style of hinting drew me into the story so that I kept reading to get answers to my questions?  Who was telling the truth?  What really happened on the cliff?   I enjoyed the story and the characters, though some of the Christian theology was “too much” for me.  I believe in the power of prayer and I believe in miracles but this seemed “hokey”.

I confess that as much as I enjoyed reading the book, the ending did not satisfy me.   I found myself with more unanswered questions.  Though I have checked, I have been unable to find a sequel to Life Everlasting.   I am left wondering if my questions will ever be answered.   If you don’t like filling in the answers for yourself, you may want to hold off reading this book until Mr. Whitlow writes another book in this series.  If, however, you enjoy not having everything neatly tied up for you, this is a good book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

2 comments:

  1. I wonder if it is the middle of a trilogy if the ending is so unsatisfying?

    Great review, thank you!

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  2. Thanks, Mimi! It certainly ends as if it is a Trilogy but I checked the publisher's website and the author's website and can not find any mention of a third book. I do hope Mr. Whitlow does indeed write a 3rd book.

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