Don't Look for Me - Wendy Walker

Don't Look for Me

By Wendy Walker

  • Release Date: 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 37 Ratings

Description

* An Amazon Best Book of the Month (Mystery & Thriller) *
“A twisty, hair-raising tale.”Newsweek
"A fast-paced psychological drama." GMA.com
“Compulsively readable.” PopSugar
"Reinforces Walker’s place at the top of the genre." Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Addictive." A.J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
"Gripping." – Adrian McGinty, New York Times bestselling author of The Chain

They said she walked away. But what really happened to Molly Clarke?
From the bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten comes a compelling and emotionally powerful story of a daughter's desperate search to find her mother before it's too late.

They called it a “walk away.” The car abandoned miles from home. The note found at a nearby hotel. The shattered family. It happens all the time. Women disappear, desperate to start over. But what really happened to Molly Clarke?

The night Molly disappeared began with a storm, running out of gas, and a man offering her a ride to safety. But when the doors lock shut, Molly begins to suspect she has made a terrible mistake.

A new lead brings Molly’s daughter, Nicole, back to the small, desolate town where her mother was last seen to renew the desperate search. The locals are sympathetic and eager to help. The innkeeper. The bartender. Even the police. Until secrets begin to reveal themselves and Nicole comes closer to the truth about that night—and the danger surrounding her.

Reviews

  • Fast paced suspense!

    4
    By sutterfly geek
    Don’t Look for Me, by Wendy Walker, is spectacular! It is fast paced, the characters are very personable, and the environment is the perfect place for crimes and secrets to remain hidden! Wendy Walker’s talent for including rich details make everything so true to life and real! Definitely a must read! I was not about to figure out who did it, and it was an even better mystery because all of the characters had shady stories, secrets, and motives. I loved being surprised like that! It was obvious that Wendy Walker had researched for the book too because I did not know certain facts that played out into the middle and ending of the book, and that made it even more intriguing! It was easy to read and easy to understand, and altogether a great book! Molly Clark is a mother struggling with grief due to her involvement in a tragic accident that she considers unforgivable. She fears her husband is having and affair and doesn’t love her anymore. She is troubled by her adult daughter’s seething hatred towards her and the lifestyle choices she makes. Even her son seems to be embarrassed by her. She doesn’t know how to handle her grief, retreats further into herself, and starts to wonder if life like this is even worth it. Plot: On the drive home from her son’s game (where he doesn’t even acknowledge her after she’s driven for hours to see him), Molly runs out of gas. She had already been feeling lost, helpless, and alone for so long that she’s overwhelmed with grief and hardly even cares that she’s in an isolated environment during a terrible storm. She waves down the first driver she sees, and accepts a ride from the seemingly kind stranger and his slightly odd daughter. She only half heartedly cares about the potential risks. When she begins to question her safety and the intentions of the stranger, all she can hear is her husbands frustrated voice in her head telling her to stop being her typical self. Within a short amount of time she realizes that she’s made a deadly mistake that will most likely cost her her life, and will also put someone she loves in danger. The once hopeless desperation she felt quickly turns into a strong determination to somehow escape the life threatening situation she’s in if only to be able to save her loved one. Shut off from the world, Molly relies on fragments of information she gets from a child who is somewhat on a power trip and refuses to offer any help. The police, local residents, and Molly’s family searched the town for days trying to find her, but the search was called off when a note from Molly was found in a hotel room asking people to please not look for her and to let her go. Although her daughter and son are baffled at the idea of her mother just walking away, her son returns to school and her daughter goes back home. When a mysterious caller claims to have information about Molly’s whereabouts, her daughter returns to the town to meet with her. There’s a huge sum of money being offered for any information or her location, so although she’s skeptical, she meets with the woman to see what she knows. Her short planned visit to the town turns into a much longer stay than she anticipated. She feels guilty for the last words she said to her mother on the day of her disappearance. She still cant grasp the concept that she walked out of their lives and is determined to find her. The longer she stays, the more she gets to know the people who reside in the town. It’s a small town where everybody knows everybody else - and their secrets. When the stories from the different people she meets start to contradict each other, she is even more determined to find out the truth and what really happened. Who do you trust when everyone is harboring secrets though? Thank you Wendy Walker, St. Martins Press, and Netgalley for allowing me the privilege of readIng Don’t Look for Me. My review is voluntary and expresses my honest opinion.
  • Twisty thriller

    5
    By Abercrombie8765
    Molly is still grieving the loss of Annie, her nine year old daughter, from 5 years ago. The story is told in alternating POVs of Molly and her daughter Nicole. Molly disappeared coming home from her son’s football game and Nicole just can’t believe she walked away from her life, no matter how much she is still grieving. She goes to the town where they found her car to investigate. Will she find the answers she is looking for? I haven’t read a Wendy Walker book before, but this one won’t be my last. If you like thrillers, you’ll like this book.
  • Excellent thriller

    5
    By ledoss
    Wow, a lot of grief, heartache and terror throughout this whole story, and the bad stuff just keeps on keeping on. An enjoyable psychological experience, with many different victims, because all the twisted roads were made by each person’s personal pain, other than the true evil at the center. Edge of your seat read. Add this to your TBR list.