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.