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#Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia–Review-4 stars-#NetGalley

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Nineteen-year-old Lucas Blackthorn and his father disappeared in the Minnesota Boundary Waters wilderness, ten-years ago. They were both assumed dead. But when Lucas Blackthorn ransacked a nearby outfitter store, the search for his father resumed. Lucas was sent to a nearby psychiatric hospital. He was mute and unresponsive.

Assistant speech therapist, Maya Stark was assigned to work with Lucas Blackthorn. The staff at the hospital were amazed when Maya received an immediate response from Lucas. It baffled everyone, but Lucas, as to why he would connect with Maya, and no one else. 

Against hospital rules, Maya became emotionally involved with Lucas. She became his ally, and crossed professional lines, risking her job, her heart, and her future. Lucas needed to find his father. Maya did too, but not for the same reason. Maya had her own secrets and agenda. She wanted answers. 

Leave No Trace is a complex and compelling thriller. Although I didn’t find the book entirely realistic, I was engrossed in the story from the first page.

Thank you, Atria Books and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~

 

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Bio (from Amazon)

Mindy Mejia received her MFA from Hamline University. Her debut novel, The Dragon Keeper, was published by Ashland Creek Press in 2012. The granddaughter of Minnesota farmers, she lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and two children. She is the author of Everything You Want Me to Be.

 

Best Lit Fic & Romance New Releases for Jan Feb March 2017

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5 star Lit Fic & Romance New Releases for Jan Feb March 2017

Wish Me Home copy
Released 3/21/17- Wish Me Home by Kay Bratt
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/21/wish-me-home-by-kay-bratt/

The Idea of you 4.99 copy
Released 3/21/17- The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse
https://write-escape.com/2017/04/06/the-idea-of-you-by-amanda-prowse/

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Released 3/14/17- Meant To Be by Maggie McGinnis
https://write-escape.com/2017/03/14/meant-to-be-by-maggie-mcginnis/

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Released 2/28/17 A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/28/a-million-little-thingsby-susan-mallery/

Unexpectantly hers. copy.jpgReleased 2/21/17 Unexpectedly Hers by Jamie Beck
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/21/unexpectedly-hers-by-jamie-beck/

One more kiss copy Released 2/07/17 One More Kiss by Samantha Chase
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/07/one-more-kiss-by-samantha-chase-5-stars/

My not so perfect life. copyReleased 2/07/17 My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/07/my-not-so-perfect-life-by-sophie-kinsella-5-stars/

The Happiness In Between. copyReleased 1/31/17 The Happiness In-between by Grace Greene
https://write-escape.com/2017/02/12/the-happiness-in-between-by-grace-greene/

Everything you want copyReleased 1/03/17 Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/03/everything-you-want-me-to-be-by-mindy-mejia-5-stars/

The Barefoot Summer.. copyReleased 1/03/17 The Barefoot Summer by Carolyn Brown
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/03/the-barefoot-summer-by-carolyn-brown5-stars/

Solo copyReleased 1/01/17 Solo by Jill Mansell
https://write-escape.com/2017/01/01/solo-by-jill-mansell-5-stars/

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*Everything You Want Me To Be* by Mindy Mejia-5-stars*

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Everything You Want Me To Be is a meticulously crafted, unputdownable, crime thriller.

Hattie Hoffman was seventeen, beautiful, talented, and driven. She set a goal to become a famous Broadway actress and was determined to achieve it. Everyone said that Hattie was a natural. She should be; she practiced her acting skills every day, on the people around her. They had no idea of that, though, but they were helping her to become a better actress, just the same. Unlike her classmates, Hattie was not interested in going to college right away. She was heading for New York City, as soon as school ended. She couldn’t wait for the school year to be over, until Peter Lund, the new English teacher walked in.

Peter Lund was the man she had flirted with at CVS, but he would become much more than just a friendly acquaintance to her. She didn’t know that at the time, though. She also didn’t know that her life would end that year.

This is the first book that I’ve read by this author, but it will not be my last. The writing is superb, with fully developed characters and realistic dialogue. Although this perfectly paced book is told from three different points of view, I didn’t find it confusing at all. I loved it.

Many thanks to the publisher, and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy of Everything You Want Me To Be.

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

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