Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia

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A hostile wilderness is watching you…

A spine-chilling thriller for fans of Jane Harper’s FORCE OF NATURE and Will Dean’s DARK PINES

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Ten years after a boy and his father went missing in the wilderness of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, the boy – who is no longer a boy – walks back out of the forest. He is violent and uncommunicative. The authorities take him to Congdon Mental Institution in Duluth, on the edge of mighty Lake Superior.

There, language therapist Maya Stark is given the task of making a connection with this boy/man who came back from the dead. But their celebrity patient tries to escape and refuses to answer any questions about his father or the last ten years of his life. In many ways he is old far beyond his years; in others, still a child.

But Maya, who was abandoned by her own mother, has secrets, too. And as she’s drawn closer to this enigmatic boy, she’ll risk everything to reunite him with his father who has disappeared from the known world – but at what cost to herself?


Mindy Mejia’sr last book published in the UK, The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman, was praised as ‘a haunting piece of fiction’ by the Sunday Times, ‘announcing her as a future star in crime writing’ by the Daily Mail, ‘quietly breathtaking’ and ‘leaving your heart aching.’ Her books are crime thrillers but they are complex, multi-layered things. The New York Review of Books described her writing as ‘crossing back and forth between exquisite literary descriptions and thrilleresque landscapes’ and


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