Without A Trace – Carissa Ann Lynch

I am delighted to be opening the #blogtour for WITHOUT A TRACE by Carissa Ann Lynch – a standalone psychological thriller published by Killer Reads and available to purchase now.  My thanks to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for the invitation and a copy of the book.


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?


Carissa Ann Lynch is the USA Today bestselling author of My Sister is Missing, Flocksdales Files trilogy, Horror High series, Searching for Sullivan, Shades and Shadows, Midnight Moss, This Is Not About Love, 13 anthology, Twisted anthology and Without A Trace.

She resides in Floyds Knobs, Indiana with her family and collection of books. With a background in psychology and corrections, she’s always been a little obsessed with the darker areas of the human mind.

MY REVIEW:  You know those books that you pick up with the intention of reading the first couple of chapters and before you know it you are over halfway through the story?  Well WITHOUT A TRACE is one of those books.  In fact if it wasn’t for sleep and work I think I could have easily read this in one gripping sitting!

This is a story of Nova, a woman fleeing her violent, abusive husband with her 4 year old daughter Lily and taking refuge in a rental cottage several states away.  When Nova discovers her daughter has vanished in the night the police are called to investigate and nothing seems to add up, especially when the abusive husband denies Lily ever existed.

WITHOUT A TRACE is a very addictive thriller narrated by 3 main characters; the mother, Nova; the policewoman, Ellie and the neighbour, Clara.  All three characters are utterly fascinating and thoroughly believable.  There are so many red herrings and twists that the reader is taken on a thrilling journey trying to work out what really happened to Lily, is Nova telling the truth and will Officer Ellie find more than she bargained for?

A thoroughly enjoyable book and I will definitely be checking out Carissa Ann Lynch’s other books.

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