Without a Trace by Carissa Ann Lynch

Without a Trace


My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Thank You Net Galley, Harper Impulse and Killer Reads and Carissa Ann Lynch for a chance to review this book.

There’s something about a missing child and marital abuse that makes for really painful reading. ‘Coz even after the book is done, the story lingers in the mind. Carissa Ann Lynch’s Without a Trace definitely packs a punch, the premise of not being able to determine the existence of a child is itself a very interesting concept. The story moves thru 3 POV’s. There’s the Mother, Nova, the Cop, Ellie and then the neighbor, Clara. There’s enough suspense built into the story that the tension ratchets up to a maddening tempo. Each and every one has some secret to reveal and thus the drama of missing child manifests into a domestic abuse, missing spouses and what not. I loved how the author has used the bare minimum to convey the thrilling aspects of the story. Impressive!

Blurb

Lily’s gone.
Someone took her.
Unless she was she never there…

A little girl has gone missing.

Lily was last seen being tucked into bed by her adoring mother, Nova. But the next morning, the bed is empty except for a creepy toy rabbit.

Has Nova’s abusive ex stolen his “little bunny” back for good?

At first, Officer Ellie James assumes this is a clear custody battle. Until she discovers that there are no pictures of the girl and her drawers are full of unused toys and brand new clothes that have never been worn…

Is Ellie searching for a missing child who doesn’t actually exist?

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