NetGalley Review: Without Trace: An edge of your seat psychological thriller (A Morgan Vine Thriller) by Simon Booker

28789805Title: Without Trace
Author: Simon Booker
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing
Published: Jan. 28, 2016
Pages: 320
Genre: Murder, mystery
Review: ebook provided by publisher and NetGalley
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 




For four long years, journalist Morgan Vine has campaigned for the release of her childhood sweetheart Danny Kilcannon - convicted, on dubious evidence, of murdering his 14 year-old stepdaughter.
When a key witness recants, Danny is released from prison. With nowhere else to go, he relies on single mum Morgan and her teenage daughter, Lissa.
But then Lissa goes missing.
With her own child now at risk, Morgan must re-think all she knows about her old flame - 'the one that got away'. As the media storm around the mysterious disappearance intensifies and shocking revelations emerge, she is forced to confront the ultimate question: who can we trust...?
Introducing Morgan Vine, Without Trace is Simon Booker's debut thriller.



I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review. 

I found this to be a good murder suspense book, but there were some things that bothered me about it. I will get into that later on in the review.
So Morgan has been trying to get her childhood sweetheart Danny to become free after 4 years in prison for something she believes he didn't commit. Though once he becomes free it isn't all rainbows and sunshine for the two he doesn't seem to want the relationship that Morgan wants and we see how she struggles with believing him during certain times. When her daughter comes home and ends up missing all of it points to Danny but he insists he is innocent. Morgan will stop at nothing to find her daughter and will uncover the truth on what really happened to Danny's step-daughter.

When the twist came for me I was like oh snap really? How did I not see that coming. 
Now the issues I had are with the daughters in this story they both seemed to be seeking attention just acting spoiled and bratty and their parents did nothing. They disrespected their parents and nothing was done Morgan just would breath and let it go like really? 
Another thing that bothered me was it seemed the big disease that came up was dementia. Every other character seemed to have this and I just found that to be too weird.

Overall a good story with plenty of suspense and wondering who actually has committed a crime. I do believe I will look into more by this author as he did a good job with this one. The cover is beautiful and really calls you to pick this book up. 




Simon Booker is an author and screenwriter who has written prime time TV drama for BBC1, ITV and US TV. His UK credits include The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Holby City and The Mrs Bradley Mysteries. He has written seven plays for BBC Radio 4, worked extensively as a producer in television and radio, and as a journalist. Booker lives in London and Deal. His partner is fellow crime writer MJ McGrath. They often discuss murder methods over breakfast



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