Her daughter missing, her childhood sweetheart the only suspect: a gripping and suspenseful debut thriller
Simon Booker is an author and screenwriter who has written prime time TV drama for BBC1, ITV and US TV. His UK credits include The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Holby City and The Mrs Bradley Mysteries. He has written seven plays for BBC Radio 4, worked extensively as a producer in television and radio, and as a journalist. Booker lives in London and Deal. His partner is fellow crime writer MJ McGrath. They often discuss murder methods over breakfast.
With believably flawed characters, a strong sense of place, a tense did-he-or-didn't-he plot and plenty of cliffhangers, Without Trace is an assured start to Booker's projected series. More, please. * Guardian * * The tension was palpable. It was contemporary, well plotted and the main character, Morgan Vine was real, flawed and vulnerable as we all are, but tenacious too and all the more a heroine to me, because of it * Breakaway Reviewers * Booker has written many TV crime dramas, so it's no surprise that his debut thriller is highly accomplished * Express.co.uk * Simon Booker's Without Trace is the kind of book I adore. It sends your head in a spin! An excellent thriller, with a bewitching lead in Morgan * Northern Crime Review Book Blog * A fantastic , well written debut thriller that will keep you guessing throughout and on the edge of your seat. Cannot wait to read more by Simon and meet Morgan Vine again. Highly recommended * Blooming Brilliant Books Blog * Booker introduces us to compelling characters, frightening situations and unexpected twists. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a thrilling, exciting read with a genuine, cliche-busting protagonist. If you like to be kept guessing and continuously challenged, you will love this. If you like a fast paced, well written novel full of believable and realistic characters, you will love this! * Bibliomaniac UK Book Blog * It is tense, well-paced and twisty - it is hard to want anything more from this sort of thriller genre. I simply found this a highly enjoyable read, certainly one of the best books I've read in the past few months. I will look forward to the next one by this author - I will be reading it * Books and More Books Blog * A must read! * Shooting Stars Magazine * An absorbing, tense and atmospheric debut thriller with plenty of twists and surprises, as well as a pervasively strong sense of place... * The Sunday Independent (Ireland) * Fast-moving, atmospheric, packed with startling twists, cunning red herrings, an intriguing cast of characters and a back story that weaves perfectly into the present, Without Trace explores how far we can trust those around us...An impressive start to an exciting new thriller series... * Lancashire Evening Post * With believably flawed characters, a strong sense of place, a tense did-he-or-didn't-he plot and plenty of cliffhangers, Without Trace is an assured start to Booker's projected series. More, please * Theguardian.com * Booker is adept at cliff-hangers and some crafty misdirection. And he produces with a flourish one heck of a twist - no, make that a triple twist with three and a half loops - at the end * Crime Review Book Blog * A fast-paced story with plenty of small twists and a satisfying ending. The last thirty pages where unputdownable and Simon Booker clearly knows how to write a gripping thriller that keeps us completely hooked * The Misstery *