Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Title: Gone Without a Trace
Author: Mary Torjussen
Date: March 23, 2017
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 there is worse still to come.
Because just as you are searching for him
someone is also watching you.
I am not sure why I agreed to read this book. I rarely read straight mysteries. Don’t get me wrong, I like mysteries. I just normally read romantic mysteries, paranormal mysteries, historical mysteries, etc. I just don’t care for straight mysteries.
I may not normally like them, but this book is amazing. I had a hard time getting into it because I didn’t think it would be all that interesting. I was so wrong. Once I gave it a chance, I was hooked. I had to know what had happened to her boyfriend. Was he alive? Had he left of his own free will?
At one point, I was convinced I knew who the bad guy was or maybe it was this other person. Hell, maybe they were working together.
My only criticism of the book is Hannah’s reaction to her boyfriend’s disappearance. She fell apart. She was completely obsessed with locating him. She quit eating; she quit bathing; she barely made it to work at all. I have issues with her giving up her entire life to hunt for him. It did not make her a likable character.
The mystery itself, however, was engrossing. Even though I had my moments of disliking Hannah so much, I didn’t want to continue, I HAD to know what was going to happen.
And I never saw it coming!
I’m not going to say anything further because you need to read this for yourself. It is an absolutely amazing book.
This book was sent to me by NetGalley in return for an honest review.
2 responses to “Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen”
Wow, fantastic review, Elaine! Thank you so much!
Well, it is a fantastic book!