July 30, 2017

Review: Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen


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…

Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen
Publication Date:  April 18, 2017
Publisher:  Berkley Books

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This book frustrated the heck out of me. I wanted to DNF if but I also needed to know if what I guessed was what was happening. It was… Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen was like a car accident that you can’t help but keep watching. You know you should turn away and go, but there’s just this nagging feeling in you head that’s saying, no stay and watch…see how it unfolds.

I think the main problem I had with this book was with the main characters, Hannah Monroe. Like, WTF. She is cray with a capital C. If you read on in the book, I GUESS you understand where she’s coming from, but omg… Like, her obsession with Matt and the events that unfold were unbearable! Her post it notes and writing on her stuff to make notes… omg so cringe worthy. I literally threw the book against the wall, begging her to stop the insanity and just let it go! Deal with it! Especially if months have gone by? Omg girl, you are making yourself look totally and completely pathetic.

So the twists and turns I was hoping for didn’t happen. Unfortunately, I already guessed the who what where when why of it all. It stuck out like a sore thumb, and I was hoping that I was wrong and would get knocked off my feet. But nope…

I gave Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen 2 stars because 1) I finished the book and 2) the book frustrated me beyond anything and that deserves a star. This one wasn’t a winner for me but that’s not to say that it won’t work out for you! Let me know how you fair!




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.

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1 Comment

  1. Drat! That’s the worst when a book you’ve been looking forward to doesn’t measure up. It sounds like a frustrating read. I love your honest thoughts!

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