Review | Traceless by Joanne Clancy

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Review | Traceless by Joanne ClancyTraceless
by Joanne Clancy
Published by Amazon Digital Services
Release date : February 23rd 2014
Genres: Adult, Mystery/Thriller, Suspense
Pages: 234
Source: The Author | Format: eBook
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Adam Stoltz vanishes in the middle of the night. 
His girlfriend, Darcey Ackerman, is the last person to see him alive. 

An international manhunt and police investigation ensue, but Adam remains traceless. 

Darcy is obsessed with finding out what really happened to Adam, but she soon realises that nothing is as it seems. 
Someone is watching her, and she is about to discover that there is a fine line between love - and hate... 
Traceless - some people should never be found. 

A compelling psychological thriller, about the deadly secrets between two people in love, If You Tell Anyone, the second book in the highly acclaimed Ellis Jones Mysteries, is available to buy now.

I received this book for free from The Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I am a huge fan of mystery/thrillers, but I can only think of one other book/series that is more like true crime. I honestly didn’t think I would enjoy them much, since I am more of a character driven person over plot. But Traceless was really good.

It’s hard to really talk about the book without spoilers. So, bear with me.

The story follows the disappearance and presumed murdered, Adam Stoltz. Driving with his girlfriend, Darcey – she survives the attack and is the sole witness to the crime. We follow the investigation, as it unfolds over the course of a year. But it isn’t in just her POV. We have several different POVs; each person brings a unique perspective to the story. It was a very interesting way to tell the story.

You can tell that crime novels are Joanne’s strong suit. There was many different suspicions on what happened that night. Different people, including the detectives and reporters, all had their own theories. Many I would have never came up with. What is boils down to – you really don’t know much about Adam and Darcey, until the story unfolds. And even then, there are many questions on what REALLY happened.

The ending was shocking. Sure, I had my suspicions on what was going on, but I was seriously thrown for a loop there.

My Peeve –

The only thing that really bothered me was the POV switch by paragraph. You aren’t in the head of any of the characters, more like a fly on the wall bouncing from room to room watching everything unfold. It was unique, and worked for the story – just not something that I am use to. And it took me while to get in the groove.

Overall –

I really enjoyed it. Traceless is a fascinating true crime novel that will appeal to those who love mystery and suspense.

Rating Report
Plot
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Writing
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Characters
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Pacing
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Romance
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Overall: 3.9

Tell me your thoughts –

Do you like mystery/thrillers and suspense? Does Traceless sound like something you would enjoy?

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4 responses to “Review | Traceless by Joanne Clancy

  1. Trish @ Between My Lines

    I adore thrillers! Especially twisty ones as I love trying to figure them out. This one sounds really interesting and I haven’t come across this author before so thanks for the heads up.

  2. Megan

    This one sounds really interesting. I read one book before where the POV bounced around a lot between paragraphs and I did struggle with it then, so I’m apprehensive about that.
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