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Without a Trace Audiobook

Without a Trace

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Without a Trace.

A compelling story of courage, friendship and love by international number-one best-selling author Lesley Pearse, read by Emma Powell.

Coronation Day, 1953.

In the Somerset village of Sawbridge, young shopkeeper Molly Heywood slips away from the celebrations to her friend's cottage and makes a shocking discovery: Cassie is dead, and her six-year-old daughter, Petal, has vanished without a trace.

In her grief Molly seeks help from her childhood friend, George, now the village policeman, but no one can find Petal. The only clue is a letter from London, where Cassie once lived.

Despite George's reluctance and her growing feelings for him, Molly resolves to go to London in the hope of discovering the missing child.

Arriving in the big city, Molly quickly learns it's a dangerous place for a country girl on her own. But there's hope, too - in the Blitz-ruined East End, she unexpectedly finds friendship with strangers from Cassie's past and, with handsome, mysterious workman Charley, the possibility of something more.

However, the closer Molly gets to the truth, the more perilous her journey becomes. She has given up everything - her home, happiness, and a chance at love - all to find Petal. But is she also risking her life?

From the number-one UK best-selling author Lesley Pearse comes Without a Trace, a gripping story of bravery, secrets and love.

Pearse's novels have sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Her 17 most recent books, including - Forgive Me, The Promise, and Belle have all been huge best sellers. Lesley lives in Devon and has three daughters and three grandchildren.

©2015 Lesley Pearse (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

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    Mike 21/05/2015
    Mike 21/05/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Good but not her best"

    The story while absorbing was not her best, and a little predictable at times. One twist though, kept me on my toes!!!!!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    elsie o'neill 04/12/2015
    elsie o'neill 04/12/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful"

    The story kept you alert all the way through sorry when it ended. I always love Leslie Pearce books and have read everyone of them. Keep writing your books Leslie and thanks

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy Evans Sheffield, UK 22/10/2015
    Wendy Evans Sheffield, UK 22/10/2015 Member Since 2015

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    "Wonderful story"

    Lesley Pearse is one of my favourite authors and this does not disappoint. The characters were well developed and mostly likeable.

    I was particularly interested to come across a character that was a Church Army Sister as I used to work for Church Army and I think the character of Sister Constance was a fairly accurate representation of Church Army Officers who are some of the nicest people you will ever meet (and I personally know a lot of them).

    I really enjoyed this book it kept me hooked from the very beginning.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Bjane 30/09/2015
    Bjane 30/09/2015
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    "well read story"

    very good story line. I would highly recommend it. Lesley Pearce at her best.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    sophie 21/05/2015
    sophie 21/05/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "fab."

    Not my most favourite lesley Pearse book not the usual. I can't stop listening situation I often find myself in however still enoyable.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    DMW Taunton, United Kingdom 08/05/2016
    DMW Taunton, United Kingdom 08/05/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Easy listening"

    I enjoyed this book. Easy listening and not too long winded as some stories are. I will listen to this author again. Good narration.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Flint 27/10/2015
    Flint 27/10/2015
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    "I loved it!"

    The book was well read and I soon became hooked. The story is interesting and unpredictable with a number of twists and turns. I wanted to keep on listening until I finished the book but I made it last for several days.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joykie Burger Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom 21/09/2015
    Joykie Burger Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom 21/09/2015 Member Since 2012

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    "Great light read"

    A very well thought out story. It kept my interest throughout, the narrator is brilliant!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Worcester 21/08/2015
    Sue Worcester 21/08/2015 Member Since 2015

    Avid reader but quite new to audio books.

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    "Disappointing"
    What was most disappointing about Lesley Pearse’s story?

    The story meanders around a series of events that seem to have little relationship to one another. The characters are unbelievably dull and didn't engage my emotions at all. I found Molly too good to be true. She doesn't have enough strength of character to make her believable.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Powell – was your favourite?

    None.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    No. The storyline is too weak.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    elucas 13/05/2015
    elucas 13/05/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Very good"

    Lovely to sit in the garden and just relax and enjoy on a summer evening or may be a relaxing on a Sunday a little different than her other stores

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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