Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen

Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen
To be released  April 18,  2017
Unbelievably fantastic. I never saw it coming. Torjuseen does for books what M. Night Shyamalan did for the "Sixth Sense."  "Gone Without a Trace" is a phenomenal psychological thriller. Be prepared to be astonished. I normally see endings coming a mile away but this one had me on the edge of precipice until the big reveal and then I was hanging over the edge, heart beating waiting for it all to wrap up.
Hannah is successful and has just been told she will be up for promotion. She is hyped up on positive energy and excitement but it is all about to turn into a black sea of turmoil. She arrives home ready to celebrate, a bottle of wine in her hand when she notices that EVERY SINGLE THING that her boyfriend, Matt owns is gone. There is no trace of Matt or his belongs, furthermore all evidence of him is gone. There are no photos, his social media is wiped out and  her home looks exactly the way it did before Matt moved in but where is Matt? There is no "Dear John" letter, he has vanished.
Hannah falls into despair and makes is her mission to locate, Matt.  She becomes obsessive and creates her own circle of madness. Her work life begins to suffer and her relationship with others becomes further constricted Hannah's own personal health begins to suffer and her compulsiveness to locate Matt and get answers becomes unnerving. Her anguish and despair runs of the pages and it becomes evident that Hannah will do whatever it takes to find, Matt --- no matter the cost.
Hannah is an unreliable narrator, who keeps you guessing and pulls you into her world, making you empathetic and confused.
Expect a long day/night of reading because I couldn't put this book down until it concluded.

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