Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen.
The cover might make you think that this is another missing woman plot, but that is not the case for this novel.
Instead, Hannah Monroe returns home from a successful business seminar eager to tell her boyfriend Matt that she may be due for a promotion.
On entering her home, all traces of her boyfriend have disappeared. His posters, his television, his clothing, anything that belonged to Matt is gone. Every photo that included Matt is gone. Even texts and emails have been deleted. Matt has been effectively erased.
Shocked and confused, Hannah tries to comprehend the situation. She is determined to track Matt down, but her attempts are fruitless. This opening section is fascinating--and I was intrigued. Did Matt simply leave Hannah or was something more sinister at play?
Hannah's obsession with finding Matt begins to affect her work. The prospect of a promotion dims. This is where the novel becomes a bit predictable and finding Matt becomes a pathological fixation.
Gone Without a Trace is a page turner with few likable characters.
Read in Sept.; blog review scheduled for 3-29-17
Psychological Thriller. April 11, 2017. Print length: 352 pages.
Some covers can be misleading. Anyway, this sounds like an intriguing read. :)ReplyDelete
I guess I expected another missing woman novel because there are so many of those out there. The fact that it was a missing boyfriend was a bit of a surprise!Delete
At least the title matches. :-) I don't know that I would become so obsessed with finding him in her shoes, but I would wonder and I probably would try to find out within my limited resources. I just don't know that I would take it as far as it sounds like she does. But I do want to know what it was she found. Was it worth it to find out? I will have to read it to find out, I gues. :-)ReplyDelete
I simply had a preconception that wasn't the case. I liked that it was a different approach, and the beginning really intrigued me. It does follow the whole twisted characters approach that many current novels have. It was suspenseful, but I can't say I loved it.Delete
Does she ever start to doubt her own sanity? Because if something like that happened to me I think I'd begin to wonder if he even existed in the first place, or if I just made him up.ReplyDelete
The first of the book with the disappearance of Mat was the best part. What would you think if all trace of a partner--photos and emails included--disappeared? Such a promising beginning! So many ways to question your own sanity! But the developing story takes another direction.Delete
That's too bad. I think I would have preferred to read that other story line.Delete
:) Me, too!Delete
Oh you know I love a mystery... Will have to check to see if my library has this one!ReplyDelete