Without a Trace

Salla Simukka

Original title: Jäljellä

Author: Salla Simukka

Published: 2012

Publisher: Tammi

Genre: Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Pages: 221

Have you ever wished that everyone else in the world would just disappear? You’d better watch out what you wish for.

Emmi Aalto is a 15-year-old girl who feels like she doesn’t have anything. She hasn’t figured out what she’s good at in school yet; she’s still just a “Potential”. Her family doesn’t seem to pay any attention to her at home. And she has never had any friends. Emmi decides to run away, so she could at least  become the girl who disappeared. But when she comes back home, there’s no one there. Or next door. Or in the entire town. Everyone has disappeared – or have they?

Without a Trace is a mysterious story of the near future, where being normal is nothing. It is also a suspense-filled mystery that sends an avalanche of questions sliding down in front of Emmi. What happened? Who can she trust? Who are her friends? Does she dare to fall in love? Who is sending her fairytales clues, and what are they trying to communicate? Without a Trace tells about loneliness that isn’t inevitable after all, and the courage that lies within.

Elsewhere, a sequel that contains the missing pieces of the puzzle from Without a Trace, was released in Fall 2012.

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Rights sold:
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

About author

Salla Simukka

Salla Simukka is the author of the international success story The Snow White Trilogy: rights are sold in 52 territories and in Hollywood. She has written several novels for young readers and her accolades include the Topelius Prize 2013 and the Finland Prize 2013.  Where It All Begin, published in 2022, is her first novel for adults

Previously Simukka has written book reviews for the newspapers, translated all kinds of texts into Finnish, worked an editor at a literary magazine and as a screenwriter for a popular TV show for young audiences.  She has written books for young adults and children, and now also for adults, and travels the world talking about them.

Bibliography


2022, Literary Fiction

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Where It All Begins


2021, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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In the Dark I Can Be Yours


2020, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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Detained


2018, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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Turn off the Lights! Turn on the Lights!


2016, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)

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Sisterland


2014, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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As Black as Ebony


2013, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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As Red as Blood


2013, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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As White as Snow


2012, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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Elsewhere


2012, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

Salla Simukka

Without a Trace