Without a Trace

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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Without a Trace. A compelling story of courage, friendship and love by international number one bestselling 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 bestselling author Lesley Pearse comes Without a Trace, a gripping story of bravery, secrets and love.

Praise for Without a Trace
‘Epic romantic drama set in post-war London’ Heat Magazine
‘A heart-warming and evocative tale that is a real delight to read’ Sun
‘A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers’ Daily Mail
‘Must have’ Sunday Express

Praise for Lesley Pearse
‘Evocative, compelling, told from the heart’ Sunday Express
‘Utterly riveting, brilliant’ Closer
‘Full of love, passion and heartbreak’ Best
‘Glorious, heartwarming’ Woman & Home

Lesley Pearse’s novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide. Her seventeen most recent books, includingForgive Me, The Promise and Belle have all been huge bestsellers. Lesley lives in Devon and has three daughters and three grandchildren.

Critics Review

  • International number one bestselling author Lesley Pearse brings a compelling story of courage, friendship and love in her brand new novel Without a Trace.

    from the publisher's description
  • Evocative, compelling, told from the heart

    Sunday Express
  • Utterly riveting, brilliant

    Closer
  • Full of love, passion and heartbreak

    Best
  • Glorious, heartwarming

    Woman & Home

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