Readers loved Mindy Mejia’s thriller, EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE. She’s back with an equally suspenseful nail-biter, LEAVE NO TRACE (Atria) about the mysterious disappearance of a boy and his stunning return ten years later.
There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. I’ve been there and you don’t want to get lost. You need to be there with someone very experienced with the area. I live in Florida now, and I’d compared it to the Everglades. There’s something prehistoric …. uncivilized about both locations.
Ten years ago, 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.
The characters are complex, as is the landscape the where the story takes place. LEAVE NO TRACE grips you from the start until the surprising ending.
Mindy Mejia is the author of The Dragon Keeper and Everything You Want Me To Be. She writes what she likes to read: contemporary, plot-driven books that deliver both entertainment and substance. Watch for her next thriller, Leave No Trace, coming September 2018.
Thanks to one of our favorite PR peeps, David Brown at Simon and Schuster, we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us about a favorite thriller you’ve read recently.
We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
Giveaway: USA only please.