Don't Look For Me by Wendy Walker

 
Happy Publication Day to this incredible book!  
I’ve been on a bit of run lately reading thrillers. For some reason I’ve increased my reads in this genre since the pandemic began. I can’t really figure this out given that I’m already feeling stressed and a good thriller puts me into tachycardia. Having just finished Don’t Look for Me, I’m certain my heart rate won’t be decreasing any time soon.

There are so many things happening in this book. Molly Clarke is a woman trying to survive after the death of her youngest daughter five years ago. This tragedy is compounded by the fact that Molly ran over her in a horrible accident. The guilt she lives with is beyond imagination and her life has never been the same since that time. Sadly, her relationships with the rest of the family are severely strained as they blame her for this inevitable accident. Her husband doesn’t speak to her, and her daughter Nic has been kicked out of school. Molly makes the effort every two weeks to watch her son play football - something he doesn’t understand given it’s a three hour drive each way. It’s during one of those trips that Molly runs out of gas in the midst of a hurricane on her way home. She is given a ride by a man and his daughter who happened to be driving by. But Molly doesn’t return home after the hurricane. Is she fleeing the family who no longer love and respect her or has something more nefarious happened to Molly?

Told from a two perspective (Molly and Nic), dual time frame, the true events of what happened to Molly slowly unfold. This psychological thriller is well crafted, and delivers the chilling impact that only great authors provide. It is well organized, meticulously presented and highly engaging. The story is memorable and the conclusion satisfying. I will be reading more from this author.

Thanks to Netgalley and St Martin’s Press for the ARC of this book in exchange for the honest review provided here.
My rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️💫/5.

17 comments:

  1. This sounds so heartbreaking but so interesting!

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  2. I absolutely LOVE thrillers, and this one sounds like a great read. I'm definitely going to have to give this a try. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Hi Jodie. Well done, you've made a great job of making this book sound very appealing! I love a good thriller. Is it too early to say 'One for the Christmas list'?

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    1. Richie- It’s never too early!! Thank you for your kind words!

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  4. That book sounds great! I think I considered requesting that one on NetGalley myself, but this was such a popular release day I capped myself at three. (To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, Legendborn, The Forgotten Kingdom)

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  5. Thrillers aren't my genre but I have a friend who ADORES them so I'll send her the link to your review - glad you enjoyed the book!

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  6. Oh, I'm going to read this, looking forward to it!

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  7. Dang that sounds tragic and thrilling. Definitely got my attention, will add to my list!

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