Untraceable, by S.R. Johannes, is the first novel in the Nature of Grace series. It is a young adult mystery/thriller about a girl named Grace who has grown up surrounded by nature in the Smoky Mountains, and with a forest ranger father that taught her wilderness survival skills. While out on a daily patrol, Grace’s father goes missing, and while the town authorities and officials believe him to be dead, Grace refuses to give up the search for him. She starts her own search, and one day when she is out looking for any clues that would lead her to her father, she runs into danger and is rescued by a handsome, mysterious young man named Mo. Using the survival skills taught to her by her father, Grace sets out on a journey into the wilderness to find him and bring him home. Everything is not what is seems, however, and soon Grace finds herself in life or death situation where she has to fight to save the people she loves.
I really enjoyed this book. I am not a big fan of mystery/thriller books, and I usually stick to fantasy and dystopian genres, but I thought I would give this one a go. I am glad I did, because this book was not boring in the slightest. It was exciting and fast paced, and full of emotion. I also loved the nature aspect of it, and how the author threw in issues such as poaching. Many of the scenes in the book were intense and educational for what actually goes on with poaching, wildlife conservation, etc. Overall, I highly recommend this book, and I am definitely going to be reading the second book in the series.
Note: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review from NetGalley