“4.5 stars round down to 4
I am a book cover hoarder. When I see a book cover that catches my eye, I have to stop and take a look at the book. I have even been known to buy a book just because of the cover. Untraceable’s cover is bright green and very outdoorsy so I had to read the back cover. I’ve had this book on my TBR for quite some time and this book satisfied 2 challenges. I struggled with a 4 or 5 star rating and decided to give it a 4, because the ending was not what I expected. It left me asking too many questions, which means that now I have to read book 2. Hopefully, Uncontrollable will answer those questions and nicely wrap up the storyline.
Grace is 16 years old and knows everything that there is to know about safety in the Smokey Mountains. Her dad, a park ranger, taught her survival tips since she was a toddler. At the beginning of the plot, Grace’s dad had been missing for 3 months. Everyone in her small town, including her mother, thinks that her dad, Joe, is dead. Grace refuses to believe this and hikes on a daily basis in hopes of locating him. The only person that would help her is Wynn, her lifetime friend. During one of her stints, she met Mo who happened to save her during a trying ordeal. Unfortunately, along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets about people that she has known and loved all of her life. Soon she's embattled in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder.
Untraceable starts off with the descriptions of Grace’s small hometown and the surrounding area. The plot quickly picks up to become a dangerous encounter. I really enjoyed the thriller portion of this storyline. At times, it was difficult to remember that Grace was only 16. This book would have been fantastic if the protagonist was a little older and the ending hasn’t just left me hanging. I will say that I can’t wait to read more!