Without A Trace by Carissa Anne Lynch – Book Review

Without A Trace by Carissa Anne Lynch – Book Review



From the USA Today bestselling author of My Sister Is Missing

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?



Nova has run away from her abusive husband, Martin. She has taken her daughter Lily to a secluded cabin…….

When she goes to wake Lily, she finds the bed empty and a little bunny in her place. Panic stricken she calls the police and Ellie James arrives…..looking around she questions why no pictures or toys and all belongings are new, some still in their wrappings…..(it reminded me a little of the old film Bunny Lake is Missing). Had Lily actually been there? Does she exist at all?

Neighbour, Clara says she saw Nova arrive, but not Lily and that a truck had pulled up to the cabin late at night……..then Nova goes missing! Blood and teeth are found and the search begins…..but does Clara know more than she is telling?….as she has a secret of her own!

Martin, says it was him who wanted to end the marriage, Nova was unstable due to losing a baby, a son and they didn’t have a daughter…he is a sly, nasty piece of work, but just how far would he go to get his revenge on Nova for having the cheek to leave him…….

The police have suspicions that Nova is troubled, that Lily never existed and as the investigation progresses, we find out more secrets and the tension builds…..

I enjoyed the way the story is told, the different chapters from each of the characters point of view,  and how it shows the effect domestic violence can have…..the lengths people will go to keep their secret. This is a tense, twisty psychological thriller with a slightly creepy feel that will keep you on tenterhooks right to the incredible ending…

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book  in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here (click on the image)



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.

Website : http://www.carissaannlynchnovels.com/

Twitter : @carissaannlynch

Author page on Facebook

Book details 

Without A Trace by Carissa Ann Lynch

  • Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Killer Reads; Digital original edition (13 Jun. 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0008324514
  • ISBN-13: 978-0008324513

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Without-Trace-Carissa-Ann-Lynch-ebook/dp/B07L9LKMGW

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