Without A Trace

Without A Trace

Book - 2015
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International number one bestselling author Lesley Pearse brings a compelling story of courage, friendship and love in her brand new novel Without a Trace. Coronation Day, 1953. In the Somerset village of Sawbridge, young shopkeeper Molly Heywood slips away from the celebrations to her friend's cottage and makes a shocking discovery: Cassie is dead and her six-year-old daughter Petal has vanished without a trace . . . In her grief, Molly seeks help from her childhood friend George, now the village policeman, but no one can find Petal. The only clue is a letter from London, where Cassie once lived. Despite George's reluctance and her growing feelings for him, Molly resolves to go to London in the hope of discovering the missing child. Arriving in the big city, Molly quickly learns it's a dangerous place for a country girl on her own. But there's hope too - in the Blitz-ruined East End, she unexpectedly finds friendship with strangers from Cassie's past and, with handsome, mysterious workman Charley, the possibility of something more. However, the closer Molly gets to the truth, the more perilous her journey becomes. She has given up everything - her home, happiness and a chance at love - all to find Petal. But is she also risking her life? From the number one UK bestselling author Lesley Pearse comes Without a Trace, a gripping story of bravery, secrets and love. Praise for Without a Trace 'Epic romantic drama set in post-war London' Heat Magazine 'A heart-warming and evocative tale that is a real delight to read' Sun 'A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers' Daily Mail 'Must have' Sunday Express 'Yet another great Lesley Pearse novel' Woman Magazine Praise for Lesley Pearse 'Evocative, compelling, told from the heart' Sunday Express 'Utterly riveting, brilliant' Closer 'Full of love, passion and heartbreak' Best 'Glorious, heartwarming' Woman & Home
Publisher: [London] :, Penguin Books,, 2015
ISBN: 9780241961537
9780718159078
Characteristics: 405 pages

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Feb 15, 2016

I found this story an easy read. With the mystery element involved it kept the pace going and my interest up. Ok a little dumbed-down but still great read for me. I haven't read any of this authors books before.

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jazpur
Jul 15, 2015

Set around the time of the Coronation, Lesley Pearse gives an insightful portrayal of the people and places through some very traumatic events in an England still suffering the aftermath of WWII. Essentially, the book is about the power of love, friendship and tenacity.

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4catsdogs
Jun 08, 2015

This murder mystery/romance is different from Lesley Pearse's usual style. I wonder if she wrote it, or employed someone to write it for her. The writing seems to be dumbed-down, and some aspects of the plot are hard to believe. For example, romance with the love of a person's life doesn't work out so the person latches on to another and immediately is deeply in love and wants to marry. Another example, someone hits someone else over the head with an axe but no charges are laid because the person had taken sedatives. The book is unnecessarily long too.
I am disappointed and am unsure whether to read any more of the author's books. These days there are so many better books to read.

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