UNTRACEABLE – an ending done right.

Danger. Lurking at every turn in the woods.

Mystery. Pulling at Grace’s heart strings, drawing her further into the lies and cover ups going on in her town.

Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Well, it is.

We all know the first few chapters need a hook. But more importantly, we need the last quarter to keep us on our toes, worrying about the main character, hoping she’ll be okay, wondering how she’ll reach her goals.

The second half of UNTRACEABLE is chapter after chapter, scene after scene of revelations, tension, and heartbreak. The first half draws you into the mystery. I cared for Grace, felt her pain. Put it together and it’s WOW!

Thrillers seem to be up and coming in the young adult arena and UNTRACEABLE leads the way. A unique, well-written story about Grace, who uses her tracking skills to find her missing father.

Everyone tells Grace her father is dead and she needs to move on, but Grace listens to her gut. She meets dead end after dead end. Is she in denial? Or could her father still be out there? And will she manage to stay alive to find out the truth.

A must-read, fast-paced, heart-racing thriller that will pull you in and not let go until the last page.

Way to go Shelli!

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25 Responses to UNTRACEABLE – an ending done right.

  1. Natalie Aguirre December 5, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    Great review. I totally agree. I loved all the twists and revelations, many which I couldn’t guess, in the second half of the book.

  2. Heather Sunseri December 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    This sounds exactly like my kind of book. I will be getting it TODAY!

  3. Matthew MacNish December 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    You’re so good at this, I only wish I had read more of the books you analyze.

  4. Stina Lindenblatt December 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    I’ve got the book and will be reading it soon. 😀

  5. Jen Daiker December 5, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    I’ve heard such amazing things about this book and your post is no exception. I really need to get my hands on it… not to mention the cover art catches my eye everytime!

    Today is the YA Tournament of Heroines bout – Hermione vs. Claire! Please vote for Hermione!

  6. Emy Shin December 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    This sounds wonderful. I personally find endings to be so much more important than beginnings — because a satisfying ending convinces me to pick up the author’s next book. I’ll definitely have to check this out.

    • Laura December 5, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

      Thanks everyone! It truly was a great read. It’s a book that helps the self publishing stigma go away!

  7. Creepy Query Girl December 5, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    Just goes to show how many awesome books would be missed out on if we had to rely only on the traditional marketplace. Congrats Shelli! can’t wait to read this one!

  8. Susan R. Mills December 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Yep, it’s awesome!

  9. Karen Lange December 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    Sounds good! I think I may need to check this one out!

  10. Lydia K December 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    I always appreciate your recommendations, Laura. Thanks!

  11. Ansha Kotyk December 5, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    Oh, I’ll have to put this on my must-read list! 🙂 Thanks!

  12. Donna K. Weaver December 5, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    Wow. Sounds like a great book. I love the cover!

  13. Lisa Green December 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    WOW. What a review! *moves to top of list*

  14. Sarah Allen December 5, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    Ooh, this looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Not one of my typical reads, but it looks too good to pass up.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  15. Anna Staniszewski December 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    I just got a Nook copy the other day–can’t wait to dive in!

  16. erica and christy December 5, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    YOU’VE SOLD ME! I wouldn’t normally pick up a thriller, but I think I absolutely have to read this one. THANK YOU! christy

  17. Jennifer Rumberger December 6, 2011 at 12:06 am #

    Great review! It totally makes me want to read the book, and I don’t even read that much YA. Thanks!

  18. Kelly Polark December 6, 2011 at 3:21 am #

    This book pulled me in, too. So many twists and turn and a WOW ending! Loved it!

  19. Donna Hole December 6, 2011 at 5:39 am #

    An excellent review Laura. It sounds exciting. I like a book that makes me carry it everywhere in case I have all of two seconds to read a few more lines 🙂


  20. Theresa Milstein December 6, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    Thanks for the review. This is on my next buying spree list.

  21. Traci Kenworth December 6, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    Gotta get this one!! Great cover AND sounds like a great story. I love when you teach us about writing through a book. Fantastic idea.

  22. Patti December 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    I totally agree endings are just as important as beginning. I’ve read lots of books that start off strong, but their endings suck to the point where I probably won’t read the second book.

  23. Jill Kemerer December 6, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    Ooo, I love it when a book gets me and keeps me all the way through!

  24. shelli December 7, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    Hi guys – just popped into say hi 🙂

    Thank Laura! 🙂

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