A House Divided

Robert Whitlow. Thomas Nelson, $15.99 trade paper (416p) ISBN 978-1-4016-8888-2
Attorney and Christy Award–winning author Whitlow (The Trial) pens a character-driven story once again showcasing his legal expertise. Rural Georgia lawyer Corbin Gage’s life is deteriorating as he self-medicates with liquor. His grandson Billy is the only thing Corbin cares about more than the bottle. When a bit of reckless conduct threatens to separate him from the boy, Corbin tries to stop drinking. His children, Ray and Roxie, also attorneys, cling to the hope that their father will change, but his years of alcoholism have left them callous to his apologies and skeptical of his promises. The three suddenly become entwined professionally when Corbin takes on Colfax Fertilizer, the area’s largest employer, for dumping toxic waste. Those anticipating an Erin Brockovich–style battle will be disappointed. Whitlow spends a good deal of time detailing the mechanics of Alcoholics Anonymous and hastily wraps up the court case. But Corbin is highly relatable, leaving readers rooting for his redemption even after family and friends have written him off. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 06/22/2015
Release date: 08/01/2015
Genre: Fiction
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