PUBLICATION DATE: September 4th, 2018
Thank you to Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me a free beautiful paperback copy of Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia to read and share my review with my followers.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago a man and his son trekked into this wilderness and never returned.
Search teams found their campsite ravaged by what looked like a bear. They were presumed dead until a decade later…the son appeared. Discovered while ransacking an outfitter store, he was violent and uncommunicative and sent to a psychiatric facility. Maya Stark, the assistant language therapist, is charged with making a connection with their high-profile patient. No matter how she tries, however, he refuses to answer questions about his father or the last ten years of his life
But Maya, who was abandoned by her own mother, has secrets, too. And as she’s drawn closer to this enigmatic boy who is no longer a boy, she’ll risk everything to reunite him with his father who has disappeared from the known world.
Compelling, powerful, mysterious! Three words to describe this book!
From the very first page of this book I was hooked. I enjoyed Mejia’s style of writing and the way she pulls the audience into the story in this book. A young boy named Lucas Blackthorn goes missing with his father all those years ago, only to return years later? Yes please!
I found myself immersed in Leave No Trace as it unfolded and we learn more bit by bit what happened all those years ago and why the boy and his father disappeared and why he hasn’t resurfaced until now. I enjoyed reading about Maya and Lucas’ interactions as Lucas was a patient of Maya’s and reading about their initial meeting at the psychiatric facility. When Lucas would not talk to any nurses or doctors prior to now it was interesting to see if he would open up and talk with Maya, feeling comfortable around her enough to open up. It was very interesting to watch them develop a professional relationship and to watch it grow into more of a friendship over time.
If you are looking for a fantastic thriller of a book to read and devour, look no further. I recommend this book and you will not be disappointed!
This was the first book I have read by Mindy Mejia and if definitely won’t be my last! Highly recommend this book!
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