Title: Gone Without A Trace
GONE WITHOUT A TRACE by Mary Torjussen is a chilling psychological thriller about a woman whose boyfriend has vanished. Fans of I LET YOU GO and THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN will be gripped.
No one ever disappears completely...
You leave for work one morning.
Another day in your normal life.
Until you come home to discover that your boyfriend has gone.
His belongings have disappeared.
He hasn't been at work for weeks.
It's as if he never existed.
But that's not possible, is it?
And if he has gone without a trace
why do you still feel that someone is watching you?
Author: Mary Torjussen
Published by Berkley Source: Publisher
Published: April 18th 2017
Genres: Psychological Thriller
Pages: 352 pages
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Well it took me a couple of days to formulate what I wanted to say about Gone Without a Trace. This is a decidedly different type story from my norm and I am questioning why I deviated. It’s not that I didn’t like the book, I just didn’t connect with the character so maybe that’s why it was a lackluster read for me.
Hannah was out of town at a training course. She finds out she’s up for a huge-job of your dreams-promotion at work. All she wants is to share her big news and to celebrate with her four year boyfriend, Matt. She’s jumping up and down excited.
Her friends tell her to move on, but she can’t. Someone is sending her odd texts and subtle signs of someone in her house. Is she being watched?? She thinks it’s Matt, and he will eventually come back to her.
I rooted for Hannah, because no one likes to get dumped and with no reason. But as the story progressed, I didn’t like the destructive path Hannah was headed down. There was definitely something wrong with her. She was manic depressive and her obsession was driving her. She was destroying her life-a life she worked hard to have-and all on account of this man leaving her.
I knew if everything was “erased” as it was, there had better be a good reason for it. It messed with your head that’s for sure! When everything went down, I was like gosh….oh I get it. But did I get it?? I truly don’t know. With this major twist, you are forced to rethink everything you thought you knew up to that point. And although it was cleverly done, I know I am not a fan of these thriller-types of mess with your head books!
Gone Without a Trace is one of those love em or leave em type books. It was well written and for that I give it an extra star. The characters were abysmal. I guess I was left with still wanting to know more. You may take this at face value and love it for what it is. Unfortunately, it just did not tick the boxes for me.
How far would you go to find the one that got away?
From the imprint that published Fiona Barton’s instant New York Times bestseller The Widow and Clare Mackintosh’s global phenomenon I Let You Go, comes Mary Torjussen’s GONE WITHOUT A TRACE (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; 978-0-399-58501-2; April 11, 2017; $16.00)—an electric, compulsive thriller about a boyfriend’s unexplained disappearance, and its corrosive effects on the woman he left behind.
In GONE WITHOUT A TRACE, young professional Hannah returns from work to find her live-in boyfriend, Matt, is gone. His belongings have disappeared from their house. Every call she ever made, 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 she struggles to get through the next few days, with humiliation and recriminations whirring through her head, she knows she’ll do anything to get answers. Where has he gone? Why has he left?
Then the messages start—cryptic and creepy texts and videos—and Hannah realizes that someone is watching her every move. And there are signs that someone has been in her house.
As her search for Matt progresses, Hannah treads further into madness and obsession—and the only way out is to come to terms with the one shocking truth she just can’t accept. . .
For anyone who has ever asked “Was it something I did?” GONE WITHOUT A TRACE brings to chilling light the doubt, fear, and obsession that can lie dormant in our most intimate relationships.
Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, says: “Gone Without a Trace has one of the most interesting narrators I’ve ever come across.”