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  • Published: 7 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241961551
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

Without A Trace




In a sleepy Somerset village, young shopkeeper Molly Heywood makes a terrible discovery: her friend Cassie has been murdered and Cassie's six-year-old daughter Petal is missing. 

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

Coronation Day, 1953.

Molly Heywood has always been a pillar of strength for her local community, so when her friend Cassie fails to attend the Coronation Day party in the village, it is Molly who heads out in the rain to look for her.

But nothing can prepare Molly for what she is going to discover.

Now with Cassie gone and her six-year-old daughter Petal missing, it is up to Molly to head to London to uncover the past Cassie kept so well hidden.

But will Molly discover the truth before it's too late? Or has Petal disappeared forever?

From the number one UK bestselling author Lesley Pearse comes Without a Trace, a gripping story of bravery, secrets and love.

Praise for Lesley Pearse:

'Storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail

'I absolutely loved it. The characters are likeable and the writing is always brilliant' Sun

'Intriguing, heart-tugging, beautifully written' Closer

'An addictive tear-jerker with characters you'll adore, laugh with and cry for' Bella

'Evocative, compelling, told from the heart' Sunday Express

Lesley Pearse's novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide. Her seventeen most recent books, including Forgive Me, The Promise and Belle have all been huge bestsellers. Lesley lives near Bristol and has three daughters and three grandchildren.%%%Coronation Day, 1953.

Molly Heywood slips away from the celebrations and makes a shocking discovery: her friend Cassie is dead and her six-year-old daughter Petal has vanished without a trace.

The only clue is a letter from London, where Cassie once lived. Now it is up to Molly to head to there and uncover the past that her friend kept so well hidden.

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

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 Lesley Pearse:

'Storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail

'I absolutely loved it. The characters are likeable and the writing is always brilliant' Sun

'Intriguing, heart-tugging, beautifully written' Closer

'An addictive tear-jerker with characters

  • Published: 7 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241961551
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the author

Lesley Pearse

Lesley Pearse was brought up in South London in various orphanages from the age of three. She learned about the Soho club scene and the music business during the Sixties with the late John Pritchard. Her novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide. Lesley has three daughters and three grandchildren and lives in Bristol.

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