Gone Without A Trace

Author: Mary Torjussen

Type: Mystery/Suspense

Book provided by Berkley Publishing Group and NetGalley

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Release day April 18, 2017

Reviewed by 2shay

Rating: 3 Stars

Book Blurb:

A jaw-dropping novel of psychological suspense that asks, If the love of your life disappeared without a trace, how far would you go to find out why?

Hannah Monroe’s boyfriend, Matt, is gone. His belongings have disappeared from their house. Every call she ever made to him, every text she ever sent, every photo of him and any sign of him on social media have vanished. It’s as though their last four years together never happened.

As Hannah struggles to get through the next few days, with humiliation and recriminations whirring through her head, she knows that she’ll do whatever it takes to find him again and get answers. But as soon as her search starts, she realizes she is being led into a maze of madness and obsession. Step by suspenseful step, Hannah discovers her only way out is to come face to face with the shocking truth…

You think you know what crazy looks like? Sounds like? Acts like? Wait until you meet Hannah Monroe…your definition of crazy will change. Add the word…stalker. Hannah is a crazy stalker. That is obvious from very early in the story, so it’s not a spoiler unless you’re a rare reader who never catches a clue.

I didn’t like Hannah very much, even though I understood her early life and some of her friendships were toxic. The story bogged down in crazy, stalker behavior in a few places. It became a bit unbelievable here and there, but not to the point that I wanted to skip pages. It’s strangely compelling in a weird way.

This author is talented. She kept me in the story when I had already started disliking her main character. That’s a pretty good trick. Maybe I’m just getting tired of the whole “crazy woman” storyline. There have been a lot of them recently, and all have been compared to Gone Girl or Girl On The Train. I would love to read a story from Ms.Torjussen with more sympathetic characters.

If you haven’t tired of crazy, manipulative women just yet, pick up a copy and…



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