Reviews for Traceless
I like Joanne Clancy’s crime novels…They are always intriguing, murder/mysteries from different view points from all the characters all the time…If you like CSI shows you should enjoy this book too…It had many shocking twists and turns especially at the ending which I definitely did not see coming…Quick page turner that I couldn’t put down…
They are traveling around the world and end up in Wicklow Mountain….Adam Stoltz gets out to help a stranger and girlfriend Darcy Ackerman gets attacked…Adam goes missing with out a trace…No hard evidence…Police Investigator D.S. George Ellis starts pressuring Darcy along with the news reporters..She is not acting like a weeping, brokenhearted girlfriend concerned over her missing boyfriend….In fact, she is as cold as ice…. Robin Lee, Top 500 Reviewer at Amazon
What an opening to this riveting crime mystery novel as it carries you through on a thrilling wave of the unknown and opens up a world of questions that you want answers to. At not quite knowing what really happened to Adam on that roadside when he disappeared, supposedly at the mercy of a deranged gunman whilst his girlfriend Darcey escaped and lived to tell the tale. Was it a tale, did she make it all up to cover over something more sinister or is it the truth and nothing but? What should you believe as a fascinated reader, when the evidence is pointing in the direction of a third party being involved in the incident and it seems like the case can be closed at last, if only they could find the body. Enter the police along with the suspicions of Gina; the journalist who investigates the facts and uncovers many signs that there is more to this whole thing then first meets the eye. Did Adam fake his own death for the insurance money, with or without the help of his girlfriend Darcey? Just what exactly is the only witness holding back on when questioned repeatedly, since Darcey is also reluctant to deal with the press even if it means helping them to find Adam? As you feel for the family caught up in all this and why does Darcey feel guilty, if she is a true victim and not the suspect? This gripping book leaves you guessing right up to the end, which I loved because I did not expect it to turn out like that and it did surprise me. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to get to the ‘nitty-gritty’ of why people do what they do when they do set out to do something bad. I personally cannot wait for the brilliant Joanne Clancy to release her next book because I will be one of the first in line to read it so don’t miss out, come and join me. Maureen Reil, Amazon
Now this author is worth reading! I actually never skipped a word. Each page made me eager to find out what was coming next. When I got to the end, I couldn’t wait to read Joanne Clancy ‘s other novels. Thanks for a completely believable and engaging mystery. Ellen Marie, Amazon
This was a very interesting story that had a lot of twists and turns throughout it. At first, I couldn’t believe how “easily” Darcey was able to escape the presumed killer but after the first few chapters it became clear that the story was focused around her boyfriend’s status- whether the person who got them to stop killed her boyfriend, whether her boyfriend had set up a situation so he could disappear and start a new life or if she was in on it with the “killer”.
As the police and the press dug deeper the story kept giving you more twists and turns so that just when you thought you had it figured out and were just waiting to see if you’re right, the author gave you another twist to the mystery and you were thinking another way again. I’ll be frank, I thought several times during the story I had it figured out only to end up not having it figured out until the very end. This is a true mystery that’ll keep you wanting to read more to see what the real situation ends up being; if anyone was even killed and who was in on whatever did actually occur. Fascinating read. Mike S., Amazon
Joanne’s approach to the story was addictive! As a fan of mystery-thriller television shows, this is the first mystery-thriller book I’ve read.
The characters were so vivid, the story was so well written, the ending was not the conclusion one would expect, I couldn’t put the book down, brilliantly written from beginning to end, I felt as if I was a part of the book, feeling the characters emotions, and hypothesizing the ending as the mystery unraveled. As murder/mysteries go, the ending was that of a real life mystery, unanswered questions and left me guessing until the end.
I enjoyed it very much, it wasn’t too long of a book nor too short of a book, I found myself reading this book until the very end without stopping! Kristi S., Amazon
TRACELESS is an exhilarating novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seat. When Adam Stoltz disappears in the Wicklow Mountains and his girlfriend Darcy claims that she was attacked and nearly raped, an all-out search ensues. Police and reporters search for Adam or any trace of him, while Darcy remains elusive, claiming to be too traumatized to speak. The ensuing search is exciting and, at the same time, scary. I sat on the edge of my seat as I turned the pages, wondering just who Adam was and what had happened to him. This is a great pick for any readers who enjoy crime novels or CSI. The author does an excellent job with the characters. I really felt attached to them. Her description of the scenery made me feel like I was almost there. Maria Miller, Amazon
Traceless had me glued to every word from page 1! It is a thrilling, suspenseful mystery. There are very few books that have kept me guessing through the entire book, this is definitely one if them. This book has an amazing twist of an ending; I never saw it coming.
After having read the entire book, I’m still left with so many questions; one of the biggest is what really happened to Adam??? Some people may find the lack of answers to be a frustrating or a nuisance; however, I enjoy a suspenseful mystery that allows the reader to use their imagination to fill in the missing pieces, for me, this allows the story to live on…Karmela C. Lyman, Amazon
He swears there was a woman in the road. He almost hits her. Screams for help in the night air prove that he wasn’t imagining it….
This book starts off with a bang and never stops. We follow along while the woman tells her story of what happened on the mountain back roads. The cops are trying to find her missing boyfriend but they aren’t sure if he’s even still alive. There is so many twists and turns in this book it is hard to put the book down… I wasn’t able to and had to read the whole thing in one day. Amazing writing; yet another hit from Joanne Clancy! Ashley, Amazon
I was drawn into the book from the very beginning. It is well written, very descriptive, but not boring with unnecessary details. The twists and turns kept me on my toes. This would make a great movie. It keeps you guessing until the very end!!! Nanci Dodd, Amazon
I loved this book. Every time I thought I had this mystery figured out, I was wrong. I guess now even though this is a stand alone novel, since I enjoyed the main character I will have to get the new book in the series. Gina, Amazon
I love mystery books and this one was great. I look forward to reading the next book. This book kept me guessing. Guilty? Not guilty? What does she know? Was she just scared? I truly loved this book and will recommend it to others. Kris J. Wandro, Amazon
I was hooked from the very beginning of this thrilling, mysterious page-turner. I read it in one night. I am still wondering what happened to Adam. I believe he is dead, but there is still a part that doubts. A fantastic read. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Clancy’s novels. Tracy Jillard, Amazon
This book was really good. It had elements of suspense mixed in with drama and human interest. Just when I thought I knew the ending, I was set off into a new direction. If you like a really good crime mystery book, this is the one for you. A good read for sure. Erin, Amazon
I finished this book in one day, I couldn’t put it down I wanted to know what happened to Adam. We will never know what will happen with Darcey either. I hope that she gets what she deserves in the end. Cynthia Lanovaz, Amazon
l couldn’t put it down once l started reading this book. Expect the unexpected and prepare yourself for some fabulous shocking twists. Amazon customer
This is a very good book. Anyone who likes crime stories would like it. Kindle customer
This book is addictive and it was hard for me to put down. I could not wait to find out what was going to happen next. Ruth Trout, Amazon
I was hooked on this story from the very first paragraph. It was a non-stop journey for me to continue until the end of the book, I just had to know what happened next! The plot takes you on a roller coaster ride from start to finish and even then you are left wondering….
This was my first book by Joanne Clancy, but it will not be the last! I look forward to the next Ellis Jones book as well as the others that she has written.The characters are well developed and you can feel yourself on the fence about what happened to Adam, but as you are guessing and trying to figure it out, you just can’t keep up with the turns in the story. I loved the fact that the author takes the main characters out of their comfort zone and makes them do things that are not them. I also enjoy how the hero is really not a hero at all, but a character that is so real life that they could be you or someone that you know. I enjoyed the way in which the author left the end (you will have to read it to see) and the way in which the guilt that someone feels changes the whole dynamics of the story. They are the characters that you love to hate, once you really get to know them and all of their secrets!
This is a book that shouldn’t be missed and it should be added to your TBR list asap because it is just that good. Make sure that you leave plenty of time for reading though, as you will not be able to put it down once you start….there is just no spot to stop…it’s edge of your seat, stay up all night, ignore everything around good!! If you enjoy a great mystery, such as Gone Girl, then this book is the one for you!! It is amazing, don’t miss out on it!! Stephenee Carston, Amazon
Lots of twists and turns and a surprise ending. It took me awhile to get used to the changing point of view from paragraph to paragraph but it was like seeing all sides of the story. Amazon customer
This was a mystery that was very hard to put down. It has an ending that is also a mystery. Mary-Beth Broderick, Amazon