Young professional Hannah Monroe returns from work and
discovers that her live-in boyfriend, Matt Stone, has moved
everything he owns out of her house. There's not a single
sign that he ever lived there. When he won't answer her
texts or phone calls, locating Matt becomes Hannah's main
priority to the detriment of everything else in her life.
Hannah loses her grip on everything that had been important
to her; she has no partner, she's suspended from the job
she always loved, she's alienating her friends with her
obsessive fixation on finding a man who left her with no
explanation, and she's not sure who she can trust anymore.
They say you always hurt the ones you love, a lesson Hannah
learned from a young age. She just thought it would be
different with Matt.
Mary Torjussen's GONE WITHOUT A TRACE is a uniquely
provocative psychological thriller filled with clever and
unusual plot twists and a shrewd resolution. Hannah, who I
thought was not a very likable character, voices the story
from her twisted point of view. But her actions and
motives, as well as those of other pivotal characters, are
what move the basic plot to its extraordinary disclosure
segment. This outcome of Hannah's diabolical search reaches
an exciting plateau -- with a less than keen aftermath. With
that said, I found GONE WITHOUT A TRACE kept my attention
throughout Hannah's lengthy hunt for Matt and surprised me
with its big reveal.
A jaw-dropping novel of psychological suspense that asks, If
the love of your life disappeared without a trace, how far
would you go to find out why?
Hannah Monroe’s boyfriend, Matt, is gone. His belongings
have disappeared from their house. Every call she ever made
to him, every text she ever sent, every photo of him and any
sign of him on social media have vanished. It’s as though
their last four years together never happened.
As Hannah struggles to get through the next few days, with
humiliation and recriminations whirring through her head,
she knows that she’ll do whatever it takes to find him again
and get answers. But as soon as her search starts, she
realizes she is being led into a maze of madness and
obsession. Step by suspenseful step, Hannah discovers her
only way out is to come face to face with the shocking truth…