From USA TODAY bestselling romantic suspense author Colleen Coble comes a riveting mystery that draws together a plane crash, a lost husband and son, a violent crime, and a mother and her search-and-rescue dog who will stop at nothing to bring the child home.
It’s been months since the crash. K-9 search-and-rescue worker Bree Nicholls knows the chances of finding her husband and son in the vast wilderness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula grow more remote by the day. But her heart and her faithful dog, Samson, demand she keep searching.
Deep in the woods a young boy wakes in a tiny cabin. He’s being nursed back to health by a reclusive woman, but he can’t figure out why she calls him by a name he doesn’t recognize. Or why she’s calling herself his mother. He wants to leave, but as winter sets in, his very life depends on her care.
Meanwhile, Bree’s relentless determination to find her family has uncovered a violent crime. With the help of Park Ranger Kade Matthews, she discovers the violence may be linked to the plane crash that took her family. Could solving the crime bring her peace with her own loss? Or, more incredibly, reunite her family?
Set in the untamed beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Rock Harbor novels draw readers into the life and adventures of a canine search-and-rescue team as it unravels the secrets of an enchanting wilderness.
“Colleen is a master storyteller.” —Karen Kingsbury, New York Times bestselling author
“Suspense, action, mystery, spiritual victory—Colleen Coble has woven them all into a compelling novel that will keep you flipping pages until the very end.” —James Scott Bell, author of Deadlock and A Higher Justice
“Colleen Coble hooked me on page one, then reeled me into her story with a cast of characters I can’t wait to meet again, a plot so intricately woven that I marveled at its construction, and a mystery that kept me guessing until the final pages. Without a Trace is a page-turning, eye-misting, don’t-miss-it masterpiece!” —Deborah Raney, author of A Scarlet Cord and Beneath a Summer Sky
“I couldn’t turn the pages of Without a Trace fast enough. The suspense built with each new chapter, right up to the breathless conclusion. This is a series readers won’t want to miss!” —Robin Lee Hatcher, bestselling author of You’ll Think of Me and You’re Gonna Love Me
Without a Trace
I loved this book! The emotion and natural thought processes were written so well, and although some things seemed obvious, I was floored when I discovered whodunit! I am eager to read the rest of your books from my home state.
Paige R. Dunn
This book should definitely be categorized as Christian Fiction. The religious comments, thoughts, feelings are subtle at first and grow to the level of a church sermon on every other page.
I have faith, but others looking to get lost in a good suspense may not. I am glad the book was free; I will not be continuing the series however.
Good plot - female lead not smart
I really liked the plot. Some twists and action with a variety of the characters. The female lead consistently jumped to conclusions, made accusations and did not share key information with the law. She also put herself in risky positions more often than a 'intelligent' woman would. The setting description was good but redundant after a few chapters.
Again the plot and who-done-it was original and kept moving. Most of the female side characters were smart and strong. I will not read another of this character but may try this author again to see if she can write a strong AND smart female lead.