Coronation Day, 1953. In a small village in Somerset, amid the festivities and celebrations, shopkeeper Molly Heywood slips away to her friend’s cottage. Upon her arrival, she makes a shocking discovery: her friend, Cassie, is dead and her daughter, Petal, missing.
Despite seeking help from the local authorities, Molly finds that Petal has truly disappeared without a trace. Her only clue is a letter from London — Cassie’s previous haunt.
Though the big city is a dangerous place, Molly risks her own safety to dive into Cassie’s past in hopes of finding her missing child. But as Molly gets nearer to the truth, she finds her own life at stake.
Best-selling author Lesley Pearse delivers a heart-racing story of true friendship and selfless courage in this thrilling historical mystery.
PRAISE FOR WITHOUT A TRACE
‘Epic romantic drama set in post-war London’ — Heat Magazine
‘A narrative that gallops along, this is quintessential Pearse that will delight her army of readers’ — Daily Mail
‘Must have’ — Sunday Express
‘Yet another great Lesley Pearse novel’ — Woman Magazine
‘heart-warming and evocative…a real delight to read’ — Sun
PRAISE FOR LESLEY PEARSE
‘Storytelling at its very best’ — Daily Mail
‘Evocative, compelling, told from the heart’ — Sunday Express
‘Glorious, heart-warming’ — Woman & Home
‘Intrigue, heart-tugging, beautifully written’ — Closer
‘Characters it is impossible not to care about’ — Daily Mail
‘Full of love, passion and heartbreak’ — Best