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Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia

Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia

Happy publication day @mindymejia for this absolutely terrific, gripping, unique and brilliant read! 🌲🌲🌲

Thank you @simonschusterca for the advanced copy - all opinions are my own. 😊

This book gets filed solidly under “books I couldn’t put down so I read in one sitting”. I loved it - fast paced, unique story, atmospheric setting - put that all together for a solid must read win in my world. 🌲🌲🌲

Synopsis: There is a place in Minnesota with hundreds of miles of glacial lakes and untouched forests called the Boundary Waters. Ten years ago a man and his son trekked into this wilderness and never returned. Until now. 🌲🌲🌲

This is such a unique take a on a mystery - having the majority of the story set in a mental institution honestly transforms the plot.  It likely would have never occurred to me that if you were a child who disappeared ten years prior, returned alone, got into a series of violent altercations and refused to speak to virtually anyone, that they might actually commit you in an effort to help you.  You always just see those characters either in jail or being released into the general public and struggling to figure out their lives.  And the institution becomes a bit of its own character, which I always enjoy. 🌲🌲🌲

I honestly struggle to offer too much of a review outside of this on this one, because I don’t want to take away from any reader getting to unreel this mystery for themselves; but safe to say that Mindy writes beautifully about this area and the wilderness - I felt like I was in this forest with Maya and Lucas and added canoeing these lakes to my personal bucket list based on this book alone. It is just gorgeously written. 🌲🌲🌲

I also loved the characters - I love confusing, complex, dark characters and this is a story with nothing but. Especially with Maya - I love a good female lead who is strong-willed, capable and determined to see her plans through. It’s exceptionally refreshing and I enjoyed every page of her journey - I could probably read several more chapters of her story, which tells you how much I enjoyed this. 🌲🌲🌲

This beauty is out today, so get this on your fall must reads list! 🌲🌲🌲

Happy Tuesday! 💚

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