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A small-town lawyer has been searching for his daughter for eighteen years. Now a local girl has gone 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 took her and ran away. Buddy hasn’t seen either since.

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 is missing, she knows Buddy is the one for the case.

The missing girl’s parents are desperate for answers. Together with Gracie and Mayleah—the new detective in town—Buddy chases every lead, hoping to reach the missing teen before it’s too late. While he pursues one girl, he uncovers clues that could bring him closer to the daughter he thought he’d lost forever.

Master storyteller Robert Whitlow will keep you guessing in this gripping legal drama while also reminding you of the power of God’s restoration.

  • Gripping stand-alone legal drama
  • Full-length novel at approximately 120,000 words
  • Also by Robert Whitlow: The Trial, The Confession, and The Witnesses
©2021 Robert Whitlow (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

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Tackling the Tough Issues

This meaningful story tackles some of today's toughest issues. It is a good story with more than one mystery. As always with Robert Whitlow's books, there is a wide variety of characters. This presented some difficulty for the narrator who does a good job of acting the parts, but does not have a sufficient variety of voices for the characters. In particular, his raspy voice makes it difficult for him to portray characters who are in their mid-30s, such as the main characters. Narrators paint a picture with their voices, and it was difficult not to see Buddy as a 60 some-year-old. This did not prevent me from enjoying the book, though.

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Please keep writing!

Great book!
Another great book. Keep em’ coming please.

Love the suspense, love the characters. Great story.

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Always Uplifting

In a world that can bring your spirits down, Robert Whitlow’s books are always uplifting.

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Trial and Error was great!

Loved it! I need Robert Whitlow to continue the story plot with all the characters!

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Beautiful story of redemption.

The story is crafted to draw the reader into real life emotions, conflicts and desperate situations. Very well done!

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Another Whitlow Home Run!

One of the best! It kept me engaged to the very end. It has all the right ingredients...romance, mystery and suspense with an unexpected twist not to mention, a faithful focus.

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Not his best

I've always enjoyed his books, but, had trouble with the narrator. It was often difficult to discern which character was talking. I also thought the story was a bit contrived.

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Excellent book!

Robert did a great job of keeping the story going throughout. The book was both a great legal thriller as well as an inspiring Christian message of hope and the need for prayer. The narration was awesome!

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Good book

So this is my first book by Robert Whitlow. It definitely will not be my last.

I have been looking for quite some time for an author who does not use profanity etc. in their books. So refreshing to finally find one.

As a Christian, obviously I do not mind the religious overtones.

The story did not have as many twists and turns as I would expect, it was overall a pretty light read in a sense.

I also, as has been mentioned by one or two others, I was not thrilled with the narration.

The voices all kind of blended together/sounded the same.

But overall, very happy with the story. Looking forward to more by this author

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More, please

will be listening to more by this author. great listening. uplifting and interesting. love it

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Oh dear

Started off well then the praying to god and such arrived. Cannot STAND IT. also the baseball game was explained I have no idea about baseball no do I want to. I sent this back like a ball on the outer field.

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