Gone Without a Trace – Book Review and Blog Tour


Hi Everyone! I am super excited to host Gone Without a Trace’s Blog Tour today. Thank you so much Berkley Publishing, an imprint of Penguin Random House for inviting me to take part in Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen’s blog tour! I appreciate the opportunity to read, review, and host a blog tour!

line3Synopsis from NetGalley

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…

line3About: Gone Without a Trace is a mystery thriller written by Mary Torjussen. It will be published on 4/18/17 by Berkley Publishing, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 352 pages. The genres are mystery, psychological thriller, suspense, adult fiction, and British literature. Please see below for more information about the author.


My Experience: I started reading Gone Without a Trace on 3/19/17 and finished it on 3/22/17. This book is full of mystery and suspense! I just couldn’t put it down! In this book, readers will follow the point of view of Hannah Monroe, a young senior manager on the path to career success. She is on her way to becoming the youngest Director when she found out after coming home from a business trip that her live-in boyfriend, Matt Stones has left her, gone without a trace, removing himself and everything he owned during the time he lives with her from their home. She couldn’t turn to anyone for support except her best friend Katie and her work colleagues Sam. Hannah couldn’t deal with why Matt left her and spent days and weeks retracing her steps to calculate whether there were signs that she missed. She becomes obsess with finding him that her work, self image, and her mind suffer.

Adding to the mystery of Matt leaving her are the little texts, notes, signs of him around that nearly drives her crazy. I like that Hannah always questions her situations. She confides in her co-worker Sam but questions if he gossips her personal troubles with her Assistant Lucy. She confides in her best friend Katie but holds back on something else. The mystery lasts for a long time and I became impatient to know what’s going on. As the story goes on, readers will get shredded information of Hannah of her past. Little information of how Hannah became friend with Katie and how she met Matt and the constraints relationship she has with her parents.

The story takes place in Liverpool, England. Living in America, I enjoy those few different words that we don’t use here, such as having a row is having a fight and the boot of the car is the trunk of the car. This book starts out really good. It captures my attention immediately and I just couldn’t read on fast enough. I begin to lose interest as the mystery and suspense drags on. The twist at the end is definitely fascinating and unexpected. It requires more patience to read this book because there were just too much of Hannah and her visions and assumptions during her search. I love that the author included an epilogue. This book is still a good read and I do recommend it.


Pro: suspense, page turner, fast pace, mystery, couldn’t put down, whodunit,

Con: too much of Hannah’s

I rate it 4.5 stars!

Grab yourself a copy here: Book Depository


About the Author:

Mary Torjussen has an MA in Creative Writing from Liverpool John Moores University. She worked for several years as a teacher. https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaryTorjussen (Info & photo obtained from Edelweiss).

***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Penguin Random House for inviting me to take part in Gone Without a Trace Blog Tour and to have the opportunity to read and review. Please assured that my opinions are honest.


16 thoughts on “Gone Without a Trace – Book Review and Blog Tour

  1. Diana says:

    I usually struggle with slow-burns and this sounds like one since you mentioned that it took too long. However, I do like the mystery bit and the fact that the twist was unpredictable so I will add this one to my TBR. Great review!

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    • Jasmine says:

      Yes, the mystery goes on forever haha.. it only feeds you little by little. I like action packed and close calls. I like barely gotten away with it. I like big hints but not enough to give it all away. It’s still an interesting concept. I hope you will enjoy the read! 🙂


  2. Nyse says:

    This book sounds really interesting mystery novel and reminds of other British suspense-based novels (such as Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde-have you read these btw?). And I had no idea that the word ‘row’ isn’t used to describe fighting in America haha 😄

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    • Jasmine says:

      I have heard of the books you mentioned but I still haven’t read yet. I think I have seen some TV episodes of Sherlock Holmes. I do would like to read it someday. I enjoy reading detective stuffs. Are you from the UK? Yes, this book is pretty interesting. It’s weird coming home and finding no trace of the person you live with. 🙂


      • Nyse says:

        I live in the UK but am not British, I’m half African half Asian 😃. And yes reading detective books are definitely interesting, it gets me wondering what is actually going on behind the scenes 😊

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  3. raistlin0903 says:

    Well, you certainly have me convinced with this review. Have already added it to my to read list on Goodreads. I always like novels that keep you guessing all around, and this one sounds like a real pageturner. Great review as always 😊😊

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