About the Book
A small-town lawyer has been searching for his daughter for eighteen years. Now another young woman is missing, and he’s determined to find them both—no matter the cost.
Buddy Smith built his law practice around tracking down missing children. After all, he knows the agony of being separated from a child. Not long after his daughter’s birth, her mother ran away and Buddy never saw either one again.
Gracie Blaylock has known Buddy her entire life, and now that she is clerk of court for the county, their paths cross frequently. When Gracie hears that a teenager in town has gone missing, she knows Buddy is the one for the case.
The girl’s parents are desperate for answers. Together with Gracie and Mayleah—the new detective in town—Buddy chases all leads, hoping to reach the missing teen before it’s too late. And as he pursues one girl, he uncovers clues that could bring him closer to the girl he thought he lost forever: his own daughter.
Master legal writer Robert Whitlow will keep you guessing in this gripping legal drama while reminding you of the power of God’s restoration.
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In My Opinion
Legal thriller is a misnomer for this book. Yes, the main character is a lawyer and there are some scenes in the courtroom or with a judge, but the majority of it takes place outside those settings.
Trial and Error consists of multiple stories that interlock and, while interesting, none of them had me on the edge of my seat. In fact, the ending came together too easily for my liking—too much coincidence and not enough lead up.
That said, both Buddy and Gracie are likable characters. Gracie was hands down my favorite in the book. I loved her faith and the way she so freely shared it as well as her involvement with the girls’ softball team and the relationship she shared with them. She’s committed to being a friend even when it hurts her heart.
All in all, an interesting premise with a lot of moving pieces that held my interest but I would have preferred less happening and more development of one or two of the storylines.
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