Without Trace- Simon Booker


A gripping psychological thriller for fans of Gone Girl and Making a Murderer.

“A cracking debut. A real page-turner with a compelling central character”
– Mark Billingham

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.

“An atmospheric thriller with real end-of-the-pier-at-midnight scariness. Excellent!” Kate Rhodes

‘Fiendishly clever – cliffhanger after cliffhanger’ Deborah Moggachtrace


This was first in a new crime series. It’s a thriller that keeps you guessing and draws you in. Morgan had campaigned for the release of a childhood friend and when he is released he comes to live with her and her daughter. But now he is released- does she really know who he is and what he’s capable of? Is her daughter in danger? It really makes you question and raises the issue of trust. There are lots of clues and twists- which path will the story take? It’s very chilling in parts and full of suspense and makes you wonder what you would do in her position and whether everything is going to be ok! You really don’t want to leave it and are anxious to read more.
I would be keen to read the next in this series and will look out for the next book.

With many thanks to the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book.

Available to purchase on Amazon



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