The Trace

The ruthless Grifters want Ella Kepler, and they won’t stop until she’s theirs.

Amazon #1 Bestseller in 3 Countries!

WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Summer 2019 - Best Science Fiction

Scroll down the page to see the 5-Star Endorsement by Midwest Book Review.

K.A. Parkinson, Author of “The Chosen Chronicles” says: “Thorne does an amazing job showing the complexity of war: the who-is-right and who-is-wrong when both sides have desires that make sense, the pain it inflicts upon generations, the search for truth, and the inner-battle we all must face when choosing which side we will and should fight for... I highly, HIGHLY, recommend this book.”

Ryan Freeman, Author of “The Grey Isle Tale” says: “Relevant. Personal. Unique.”

When Ella’s metahuman abilities manifest and draw the attention of the Grifters, she seeks safety from the paramilitary training academy of the MTA. Thrust alongside soldiers programmed to fight or die, Ella struggles to stay afloat, hopeful that the Grifters will forget about her.

But Grifters have a long memory, and their nature isn’t compassionate. If Ella doesn’t give them what they want, someone she loves will pay the price—and it will be all Ella’s fault.

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#1 at Amazon in 3 countries (Nov 12-13, 2018)!

Print Book Info

Perfect Bound / Softcover:

2nd Edition: July 6, 2018

ISBN: 1622535111
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-511-8
6.14 x 9.21 x 0.7081 (1.077 Lbs)
316 Pages (24/carton)
List Price: $16.95


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The Team

Adelaide Thorne – Author
Darren Todd – Editor
Tugboat Designs – Cover Art
Becci Martin – Audiobook Narrator

Series: Whitewashed, Book 1
Genres: 4.99 eBooks, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Tags: Audiobook, Autographed Paperback, eBook, KindleUnlimited, Paperback
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2017
Format: Paperback, eBook Audiobook
Length: 108,369 Words
Narrator: Becci Martin
ISBN: 9781622535118

List Price: $16.95 Paperback (May Be Discounted By Retailers)
eBook Price: $4.99
Audiobook Price: $24.95 List (May Be Discounted By Retailers)


"I hate that it took me so long to read it, because this is one that got me twisted around its little story finger and then Mr. Miyagi-ed me. Adelaide Thorne was surely giggling as she penned that cliffhanger ending and left us all dangling by a thread… [B]y the start of Part 3, I quickly discovered I would not be putting the book down anytime soon, even for sleeping or eating.

"As it went on, I was riveted, mesmerized, utterly catatonic to all things outside of Ella's little universe. By the end, I was beside myself, my mouth in a perpetual state of hanging open.

"To say surprises came like BOOM-BOOM-BOOM...that's an understatement. AND I LOVED IT!!! I so often predict where a story is going, and I absolutely get GIDDY when I'm thrown for a loop…

"My final emotion: five hard-earned stars. Adelaide Thorne has this series IN. THE. BAG. She is a writer of profound exploration of the human psyche, and a true student to the spectrum of man's emotions. And it goes without saying that she is extremely talented with plot! I absolutely can't wait until the next book, and am SO glad things fell in such a way to where I do not have to wait very long before THE INTEGER graces my Kindle!!!!"

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