Without A Trace

Without A Trace

Book - 2015
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Coronation Day, 1953. In a sleepy Somerset village, young shopkeeper Molly Heywood makes a terrible discovery- her friend Cassie has been murdered and Cassie's six-year-old daughter Petal is missing. Weeks pass but the police make no progress, so Molly, against the advice of childhood friend and village policeman George, takes matters into her own hands. Clutching a letter sent to Cassie from London, she leaves in search of Petal. In the Blitz-scarred East End, Molly meets and befriends strangers from Cassie's past, but the big city is a dangerous place for a country girl - especially one on the trail of a murderer. Sacrificing everything - home, happiness and a chance at love - to find Petal, is Molly now risking her life? Praise for Lesley Pearse 'Gallops along. Quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of fans.' Daily Mail 'Evocative, compelling, told from the heart.' Sunday Express 'Glorious, heart-warming.' Woman & Home 'Intriguing, heart-tugging, beautifully written.' Closer
Publisher: [London] :, Penguin Books,, 2015
ISBN: 9780241961537
9780718159078
Characteristics: 405 pages

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H22829688
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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