Don’t Look for Me|Review

Don’t Look for Me – Published 2020

“One night, Molly Clarke walked away from her life. The car abandoned miles from home. The note found at a nearby hotel. The shattered family that couldn’t be put back together. It happens all the time. Women disappear, desperate to leave their lives behind and start over. She doesn’t want to be found. Or at least, that’s the story. But is that what really happened to Molly Clarke?

The night Molly disappeared began with a storm, running out of gas, and a man in a truck offering her a ride to town. With him is a little girl who reminds her of the daughter she lost years ago. It feels like a sign. And Molly is overcome with the desire to be home, with her family—no matter how broken it is. She accepts the ride. But when the doors are locked shut, Molly begins to suspect she has made a terrible mistake.

When a new lead comes in after the search has ended, Molly’s daughter, Nicole, begins to wonder. Nothing about her mother’s disappearance makes sense.

Nicole returns to the small, desolate town where her mother was last seen to find the truth. The locals are kind and eager to help. The innkeeper. The bartender. Even the police. Until secrets begin to reveal themselves and she comes closer to the truth about that night—and the danger surrounding her.” – Goodreads

THOUGHTS

Wow. This book was so much more than your typical thriller. Did it have twists and turns? Absolutely. Does it suck you in? Yes. Is it scary because this could plausibly happen to someone? Yes!

But more than that, the characters have heartbreaking pasts that take this to another level. It’s not just scary, it’s also gut wrenching. It’s told through two alternating perspectives, Molly and her oldest daughter, Nic. There are a lot of characters, but through both of these dual POVs, you get enough insight that it’s not overwhelming to keep track of them all.

Definitely recommend this one, but note that the loss of a child is a theme throughout, and that can be very difficult. The first time I tried to read this I put it down because it was too hard.

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