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Leave No Trace

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Barry Awards Best Novel (nominee)
From the author of the "compelling" (Star Tribune, Minneapolis) and critically acclaimed Everything You Want Me to Be, a riveting and suspenseful thriller about the mysterious disappearance of a boy and his stunning return 10 years later.

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.

Search teams found their campsite ravaged by what looked like a bear. They were presumed dead until a decade later...the son appeared. Discovered while ransacking an outfitter store, he was violent and uncommunicative and sent to a psychiatric facility. Maya Stark, the assistant language therapist, is charged with making a connection with their high-profile patient. No matter how she tries, however, he refuses to answer questions about his father or the last 10 years of his life.

But Maya, who was abandoned by her own mother, has secrets, too. And as she's drawn closer to this enigmatic boy who is no longer a boy, she'll risk everything to reunite him with his father, who has disappeared from the known world.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A boy missing for ten years emerges from the Minnesota wilderness in Mindy Mejia's spellbinding page-turner, LEAVE NO TRACE. Dark and atmospheric, with palpably vivid details and complex characters harboring plenty of secrets, Leave No Trace is the perfect combination of gorgeous prose and edge-of-your-seat storytelling. Clear your calendar, this is a book you'll want to swallow in one sitting. A stunner!" - Kimberly Belle

"A tense and gripping read that plumbs the depths of grief and longing, LEAVE NO TRACE is as thrilling as a whitewater rapid and as dark as the Minnesotan wilderness itself. Mejia has a gift for creating characters who feel like family, and by the end of this book I would have followed her gutsy speech-therapist heroine Maya to the ends of the earth. Through twist after twist, this riveting story will have you asking yourself just how far you would go to find out exactly where you came from." - Amy Gentry

"Set against the backdrop of Minnesota's Boundary Waters, Mindy Mejia continues to create characters that are both vulnerable and strong as they navigate the wild terrain through seemingly impossible relationships. LEAVE NO TRACE is a thrill ride of a novel that captures the ferocity of both nature and humankind. The story of Maya and Lucas is one I won't soon forget." - Karen Katchur

"I fell in love with Mindy Mejia's EVERYTHING YOU WANT ME TO BE, and with LEAVE NO TRACE she solidifies her position as one of my go-to authors. Smart, sophisticated and with characters so real, I kept expecting Maya and Lucas to stroll out of the forest. This novel deserves the top-spot on your reading list!" - Hannah Mary McKinnon

"Mindy Mejia's LEAVE NO TRACE leaves the reader breathless: Daring characters, a suspenseful story you will tear through, and the ticking clock of an approaching dark, cold Minnesota winter. Riveting." - Lori Rader-Day


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Hardback Editions

January 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Leave No Trace (Wheeler Publishing Large Print Hardcover)
Author(s): Mindy Mejia
ISBN: 1-4328-6003-8 / 978-1-4328-6003-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Leave No Trace: A Novel
Author(s): Mindy Mejia
ISBN: 1-5011-7736-2 / 978-1-5011-7736-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Leave No Trace: An unputdownable thriller packed with suspense and dark family secrets
Author(s): Mindy Mejia
ISBN: 1-78648-978-3 / 978-1-78648-978-4 (UK edition)
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September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Leave No Trace: Better to disappear when you have so much to hide
Author(s): Mindy Mejia
ISBN: 1-78648-977-5 / 978-1-78648-977-7 (UK edition)
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July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Leave No Trace: A Novel
Author(s): Mindy Mejia
ISBN: 1-5011-7737-0 / 978-1-5011-7737-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Leave No Trace
Author(s): Mindy Mejia
ISBN: 1-5082-5583-0 / 978-1-5082-5583-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Leave No Trace: A Novel
Author(s): Mindy Mejia
ISBN: 1-5082-6402-3 / 978-1-5082-6402-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
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September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Leave No Trace
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September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Leave No Trace
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September 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Leave No Trace
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Leave No Trace
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Leave No Trace
Author(s): Mindy Mejia
Publisher: Quercus
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Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Leave No Trace: A Novel
Author(s): Mindy Mejia
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
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September 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Leave No Trace: An unputdownable thriller packed with suspense and dark family secrets
Author(s): Mindy Mejia
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU