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FREE EBOOK ç EPUB Leave No Trace ê 9781501177361 ï MBJUK Ö From the author of the “compelling” Star Tribune Minneapolis and critically acclaimed Everything You Want Me to Be a riveting and suspenseful thriller about the mysterious disappearance of a boy and his stunning return ten years laterThere iD his son trekked into this wilderness and never returnedSearch teams found their campsite ravaged by what looked like a bear They were presumed dead until a decade laterthe 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 connec This is a wonderfully atmospheric psychological mystery from Mindy Melia that grips from beginning to end It is set in Duluth Minnesota and the vast wild wilderness of the forests and lakes of Boundary Waters locations which are evoked beautifully with Melia's rich descriptions Josiah Blackthorn took his 9 year old son Lucas and disappeared into Boundary Waters Ten years later a 19 year old Lucas emerges to a storm of media attention when he is caught breaking and entering an outfitters His violence and refusal to communicate has him incarcerated at the Congdon Psychiatric Facility 23 year old Maya Stark is the newly promoted assistant speech therapist working under Dr Mehta Maya is a damaged and lonely woman who has never got over her geologist mother leaving her as a child she is still struggling to make any meaningful connections with another human being and she herself was once a patient in Congdon Dr Mehta believes that Maya is the person who can get past Lucas's unco operative behaviour and muteness and get him to integrate with othersFrom difficult beginnings a strong and intense connection begins to form between Lucas and Maya born of their recognition of each other as kindred souls at the most elemental of levels Maya researches other examples of people who share a similarity with Lucas's isolated wilderness experiences such as the Russian Lykov family in Siberia and Ho Vans in Vietnam to help her to understand Lucas better The police are keen to interview Lucas to find his father but Lucas refuses He confides only to Maya about his terrors and fears for his sick father in Boundary Waters that led him to leave their remote and isolated home in search of medicine Lucas's position resonates with Maya inspiring a strong willed determination to help Lucas irrespective of ethical and professional issues with a disregard for keeping her job and all the conseuences that might flow from her actionsMejia writes a twisted story of broken families mental health emotional damage love loss and the unexpected connections between Lucas and Maya She does an amazing job in characters and their development the slow reveals of Lucas and Maya's history really getting under the skins of them as individuals and giving us psychological portraits of people we cannot fail to be interested in There are occasions when a little bit of suspension of disbelief is reuired but this is after all fiction and they never once got in the way of me enjoying this enthralling character and location driven novel A fantastic read that I recommend highly to others Many thanks to uercus for an ARC

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Tion with their high profile patient No matter how she tries however he refuses to answer uestions about his father or the last ten years of his lifeBut 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 3 5 A young man now ninteen missing with his father since he was ten comes out of the wild and placed in a mental institution Maya a young speech therapist once a patient herself after the loss of her mother is assigned his case He refused to speak but seems to have a natural connection to MayaThe boundary Waters this natural wild beautiful place was the draw here A place wonderfully described and Ely where my son and his family spend a few weeks every summer The uestion here is where Lucas's father is and why they left to live within this largely untouched place Maya is natural fresh a young woman with intense feelings that she follows with little doubt The suspense builds as the story goes on twists and turns are expertly placed It also shows the care and recovery in a mental health center how being so different causes media to come out of the woodwork I also sppreciated the inclusion of real people who for various reasons have lived their lives off the grid ARC from Edelweiss and Atria

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Leave No TraceFrom the author of the “compelling” Star Tribune Minneapolis and critically acclaimed Everything You Want Me to Be a riveting and suspenseful thriller about the mysterious disappearance of a boy and his stunning return ten years laterThere is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters Ten years ago a man an Unputdownable Leave No Trace is a highly addictive psychological thriller that kept me glued to the pages Lucas Blackthorn was last seen when he was nine years old he and his father disappeared without a trace 10 years later he makes a dramatic reentry into society which results in him being committed to a mental health facility Maya Stark a 23 year old speech therapist is assigned to work with Lucas After Lucas tries to escape and almost kills Maya in the process the two form a strong connection; one that crosses the boundaries between therapist and patient A lot of uestions emerge about Maya and Lucas’ pastsWhy was Lucas living in the wild? Where is his father? What is Maya hiding?The I read the I wanted to know about these characters Leave No Trace is fast paced jam packed with twists and turns and compulsively readable It was nice to read something with an original plot and I found it even appealing when thinking about all of the formulaic over the top thrillers I have been reading latelyI also really liked Lucas and Maya’s characters Maya’s voice sucked me in She has character wit and balls I couldn’t predict how events were going to play out but I was rooting for Maya and Lucas This is not a romance but the chemistry between Lucas and Maya burns off the pages While I really enjoyed reading this I did have some issues with the plot Maya and Lucas's relationship is beyond appropriate as a lot of moral and ethical lines are crossed Lucas has a tendency to be violent and this story line made me nervous I also thought this element could have been explored deeply The plot spins out of control and gets a little messy to the point where had to suspend my disbelief at times But the premise is refreshing and the characters are alluring which made it worth reading I read Everything You Want Me To Be which I enjoyed but Leave No Trace has turned me into a true fan of Mindy Mejia I look forward to her next book I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and AtriaEmily Bestler Books in exchange for an honest review