46) Without Trace by Simon Booker
This shouldn’t delay us all too long. It’s quite an intriguing tale to start with, about a ‘bad boy’ coming out of prison and the woman who’s a touch obsessed / in love with him. But it soon spirals into fairly cliched territory: the out-of-control teenage daughter, the creepy house in the countryside and so on. It does feature a video going viral in a *relatively* believable way…but by the end with people racing through tunnels and digging up bodies, it rather felt like the author was making a pitch to write the screenplay for the film, rather than on writing the book itself. The pages turned fairly rapidly, but the pulse didn’t race, and the brain didn’t believe.