Trial And Error by Robert Whitlow

He Leaves The Ninety Nine

Trial And Error by Robert Whitlow is a marvellous Christian contemporary legal suspense that will consume from the start.

The main theme of the novel is searching. There is a physical search which reminds the reader that God searches for each and every one of us. He does not stop until we are found. He pursues us relentlessly, longing to envelop us in His love.

The theme of fathers links into the searching theme. We see fathers looking for their daughters with a passion that drives them forwards. This mirrors God’s search for us.

We sometimes let words spoken, either by ourselves or others, define us. We believe we are the labels we wear but our heavenly Father says we are so much more – we are His and we are loved unconditionally.

We all need firm foundations in our lives. If that is not the Word of God then our lives are destined to crumble at the first sign of trouble. “Beginning her day with the Lord was the foundation for everything else.” We need to start the day with Jesus and not the news or our social media feed. We need to build good habits into our lives.

Faith is important. We need to live out an authentic faith. I loved this description of faith:

“Faith no longer appeared as nice thoughts but dripped with power.”

When we come to Jesus there is much rejoicing. Within the novel we witness the excitement as a character comes to faith. This new faith is highly infectious and inspiring.

Robert Whitlow has drawn a marvellous set of characters who are all warm and welcoming. The reader longs to sit on the porch and share a peach cobbler with them. Through the power of Robert Whitlow’s words, his characters and scenes spring to life.

Trial And Error was a fabulous read. It was a powerful story grounded in God with relevant themes for today’s folks. I loved it.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


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Title: Trial and ErrorTrial and Error

Author: Robert Whitlow

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Release Date: February 2, 2021

Genre: Christian Suspense/Legal Thriller

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, Reagan, has gone missing, she knows Buddy is the one for the case.

Reagan’s parents are desperate for answers. Together with Gracie and Mayleah—the new detective in town—Buddy chases all leads, hoping to reach Reagan before it’s too late. And as he pursues one teen 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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Robert Whitlow

Robert Whitlow is the bestselling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. He received his JD with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the staff of the Georgia Law Review.

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