Book 46: Without Trace

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.

Score: 6/10

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