Book Review: Untraceable by S.R. Johannes

Title: Untraceable
Author: S.R. Johannes
Series: The Nature of Grace Book #1
Publisher: Coleman & Stott
Released: November 29, 2011

Book Summary:

16-year-old Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival.

When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him.

One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father.

Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves.

At the heart of Untraceable is a mystery. Grace’s father has been missing for three months and is presumed dead. Grace refuses to give up hope that he is still alive.  The authorities are ready to close the case but Grace is fighting to keep it open.

Raised in the Smokies, Grace’s forest ranger father has taught her a lot about survival.  She’s not afraid of much when it comes to the great outdoors.  Determined to find her father Grace spends her time searching for clues about her father’s disappearance.  What she uncovers goes much deeper and is darker than she could have imagined.

Untraceable has a good mix of adventure, mystery and romance.  There were several things in this book that seemed a little far fetched and unbelievable and there were a few editing/continuity issues but over all I enjoyed the story.

Untraceable has a great ending.  I enjoyed the book but loved the ending.  In fact this felt like a stand alone novel and I could have easily passed on the sequel until the last couple of chapters when it became obvious that there was a lot more to this story than I had realized.

Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Content: A little language including 1 use of the F word. Mild innuendo, some gory details and violence.

Source: Review Copy from Smashwords

2/6- Teens Read & Write, review
2/7- Fire & Ice, character interview with Grace
2/9- Reading Lark, character interview with Mo
2/10- Once Upon a Twilight, review
2/11- Mundie Moms, author interview
2/12- Eve’s Fan Garden, guest post

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