“The Confession” by Robert Whitlow is a story of an assistant district attorney, Holt Douglas, who has a secret regarding a tragic event that occurred when he was a teenager. On one track, the “confession” is related to this secret and how Holt successfully buries the memory of the event for many years, until it ultimately comes to the forefront of his thinking and is too much to bear. However, weaved throughout the story is a mystery regarding a death of a prominent man that had occurred, and the question of whether it was a suicide or a murder. Most of the story is related to this mystery and the confession that results from the circumstances surrounding this death.
I enjoyed this story because it showed conflicting emotions and complicated intentions when it came to both confessions in this story. In both cases, there appeared to be good reason for the individuals involved to withhold the information rather than confess. It also showed the ultimate feeling of freedom brought about by true confession.
I liked the characters in the book and it had enough twists and turns to make it an interesting story and enjoyable read. However, I can’t say that the book was profound or extraordinarily memorable. Therefore, I give this book a solid three stars.
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