Gone Without a Trace

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jools on 22-11-16

Good book

Excellent read, enjoyed the book very much, narrator was good except for the too long a pause between chapters

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5 out of 5 stars
By MR on 17-05-17

spine chilling

found it slow at first but soon caught my attention. gently leads you down the path. end realisation is subtle but still shocks. good narrator. thoroughly enjoyed, late for work as couldn't turn it off!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sue B. on 18-03-17

Loved it

Went a bit iffy near the end but really really enjoyed it. World be fabulous as a film, unsettling

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nicky Birmingham on 02-02-17

Fantastic!

This book had me gripped from start to finish. The story was not what I had anticipated and was so well performed that I couldn't leave it alone.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. S. J. MacDonald on 22-01-17

Gone Without a Trace

Prepare to sit on the edge of your seat with this hypnotic thriller. I have just had a sleepless night unable to stop listening until I got to the end. Terrific plot and beautifully and believably read.
If I have a criticism it is in the sometimes repetitive nature of some chapters. We get that she is missing Matt but labouring the point over and over gets tedious as do some of her scenes with Katie and in the office. I could not see the point of Sam who remained only a plot device. I also felt she had known Katie for so long that she would have sensed her treachery long before.
However, as the book developed and got deeper and her childhood began to be revealed it became horribly fascinating. I won't reveal the ending but the last few chapters were a total shock.
Hannah, and indeed all the characters, except Hannah's mother and perhaps, Mike, were unlikable. However, they were meant to be and this terrific read about delusion and betrayal is a true thriller in all senses of the word. It is very rare that I don't guess an ending and this ending was chilling.

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5 out of 5 stars
By taurusgb on 11-01-17

Amazing Book - completely enthralling

This is very well written and has a brilliantly inventive plot with excellent characterisation. It held my attention so well that I couldn't stop listening. I finished it in a day by carrying my MP3 player and speaker EVERYWHERE I went, even shopping, when I swapped my speaker for headphones, so loath was I to switch it off. An amazing debut by Mary Torjussen and I hope very much that we don't have to wait too long for a second book.

As to the narrator..... All I can say is - Accents! she would have done much better to have read the story straight through without trying to add merseyside accents to the characters. They were written as well educated and sharp - to hear them ALL saying "wha?" (missing t intended), in a liverpool intonation was irritating and did not fit with any of the character types. If I had written this book I would have been most upset to hear this, as I am sure it was not what the author intended.

100% recommended!

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