I’m delighted to be hosting today’s stop on the blog tour for Gone Without A Trace by Mary Torjussen and to bring you my review of this chilling, twisty thriller.
About the Book
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.
- Format: Paperback
- No. of pages: 352
- Publisher: Headline
- Publication date: 23rd March 2017
- Genre: Thriller
My Review (4 out of 5)
Hannah arrives back from a conference to find that her boyfriend, Matt, has left their shared home taking all his possessions with him. That’s all his possessions plus every trace of their life together. It’s as if he’d never been there, as if their relationship had never happened. Distraught, Hannah sets out to find out where Matt has gone and why he left. But the more she discovers, the more questions it poses, the more she is driven to search for answers. Her single-minded search for him will have unforeseen consequences for her, her friends and family. It’s impossible to say much more without giving away the plot except to say that the narrative pace definitely picks up in the final third of the book so plan your available reading time carefully!
This book is like a mystery tour where all you know is you’re in a car going somewhere but you’ve no idea what that destination is, you’ve just got to trust the driver to get you there. And Mary Torjussen is one hell of a driver. There’ll be unexpected bumps in the road, dead-ends, stop signs and abrupt hand brake turns. You’ll think you know where you’re going and then – wham – you’re taking a sudden, unexpected detour. So all I can say is: fasten your seat belt (tightly), sit back (if you can) and enjoy the ride!
I received an advance reader copy courtesy of the publishers, Headline, in return for an honest review.
To buy a copy of Gone Without A Trace from Amazon.co.uk, click here
In three words: Compelling, suspenseful, unsettling
Try something similar…Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
About the Author
Mary Torjussen has an MA in Creative Writing from Liverpool John Moores University. She worked for several years as a teacher and lives outside of Liverpool, where Gone Without a Trace is set.