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Don't Look for Me

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Wendy Walker once again proves she a master of suspense/thrillers with this book “Don’t Look for Me.”  Here, we meet Molly Clarke, who is distraught after the accidental death of her daughter.  Five years post-accident, she is a shell of herself, so it’s not a big surprise when she goes missing one night.  Her other daughter, Nicole, doesn’t believe she would just leave the rest of her family behind.  

It’s hard to discuss this book without spoilers, and it’s best to go in with as little information as possible so you are along for the ride.  The story alternates between Molly and Nicole, making it a compulsory read.  You’re going to want to set aside an afternoon to read this, because it will be near impossible to put down. I kept saying “just one more chapter” and after four or five times I just gave in, so wrapped up in the story, so wanting to find out how it would all end; it was near impossible to put down.
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“𝑳𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒄𝒓𝒂𝒛𝒚. 𝑰𝒕 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒅𝒐 𝒄𝒓𝒂𝒛𝒚, 𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔.”

Wendy Walker’s Dont Look For Me has been on my radar for quite a while after seeing it raved about Dennis’ (@scaredstraightreads) page. I picked it up as soon as it was published… and then it sat looking beautiful on my shelf. This summer was the time to open the pages, and I am certainly glad I did.

Walker weaves an intricate story with two timelines and two perspectives: Molly Clarke, who has gone missing, and her daughter, Nicole. Both women are stricken with grief, over the death of Molly’s daughter and Nic’s sister, Annie, in which both blame themselves. This study of grief and how each member of the Clarke family has processed it (with lots of shades of grey) gives this suspense story a gripping edge. Walker’s writing is sharp and nuanced, and her descriptions of the small town, along with the people of Hastings Pass, feel stifiling. You understand Nic’s apprehension for trusting people there and know there are some sinister secrets to be uncovered. The characters are well fleshed out and interesting, and the reveals are well paced. Although one of the reveals was a little disappointing (I wanted it to take a different direction), another one had me gasping with surprise.

Don’t Look For Me is a page-turning mystery about grief, guilt, obsession, and forgiveness. Wendy Walker has created a story that would adapt well for the screen and is perfect for a beach day or late night during a thunderstorm read!
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A very entertaining fast paced thriller. This is the first book I've read by this author and I'm sure to pick up more. The writing was great and really kept you intrigued! The plot twist was amazing.
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While I'm generally a fan for a good psychological thriller, this one just didn't do it for me in the end. I was sucked in during the beginning but near the middle-75% it lost steam for me. One thing I did like a lot was the use of flipping back and forth between the narrators. Thank you for the ARC and the opportunity to review the book!
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For the most part, I found this an engaging thriller. Told from both Molly and her daughter Nicole’s POVs, I thought both characters were interesting perspectives to read from and I really enjoyed reading about their relationship; complicated as it was. I also thought the author did a great job of building tension and setting a very creepy tone that carried throughout the story. 

What let me down a little was how repetitive I found some parts of the book, with the same points being rehashed over and over again which made the story feel like it was dragging at times. 

Where it did make up points however was with the ending; while I didn’t entirely buy it, I did appreciate it for the entertainment factor!
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This was a very suspenseful read that I really enjoyed. Like her other novels, this book was very fast-paced and had a big twist at the end.
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A daughter  is killed, a distraught mother walks away from her life.  Molly is completely crushed when her daughter is dead and despite her husband, children and responsibilities she abandons her life….. or does she?  Nicole her daughter doesn’t believe it.  We follow the story told by both Molly and Nicole to find out just what happened here.  This book is going to leave you in the chair with your mouth wide open saying “WHAT?!?” so many times.  You’ll be up way into the night reading this one because you won’t be able to stop! You’ll need all the answers.  Put this on your TBR today!
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. When tragedy hits a family and it feels like they are falling apart, Molly thinks no one will miss her if she just leaves. Until something actually happens to Molly. What doesn't kill us can make us stronger. I was surprised by this book at least a couple of times and once I actually quit reading for a few minutes because I didn't see it coming. I got through this book within two days. Highly recommend.
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Did not finish and therefore. I will not be reviewing on any platforms due to not finishing this book.

I will rate 1 star for the purpose of this feedback, but will not be rating this book on any social media platforms or our blog. 

This book and the characters didn't grab me at all, and sadly I couldn't finish.

I want to thank you for the opportunity to review.
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Don't Look for Me by Wendy Walker is a quick read that really grabbed my attention. Lots of women disappear for various reasons, but this story is so much more. There's a lot of depth to this book and the characters are well developed. Loved the progression of the plot. Great read and recommend.
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I feel like you can never go wrong with a Wendy Walker book. This was suspenseful and engaging. There is a big reveal at the end I did not expect.
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Wendy Walker is a favorite author of mine.  I have recommended so many of her books to my book club.  This one was no different,
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Wendy Walker consistently writes excellent mysteries with a heaping dose of suspense. Because of the thorough backstory given, I was able to really see and connect with the characters. It was easy to picture them in their lives, even though it was stained in tragedy. Don't Look for Me is a well-written, twisty suspense novel that is perfect for fans looking for a quick, unputdownable mystery.
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This was an entertaining read. The story moves quickly from alternating points of view. Overall, the whodunit wasn't that interesting. We know immediately the bad guy is a man, and the author proceeds to make every man in the story overly suspicious and unlikeable to keep the reader on their toes, but it still seemed obvious the whole time who it would end up being. The "big twist" at the end felt forced. Overall, I give it 3 out of 5 stars because it did keep me turning pages and I was rooting for Molly and her daughter, Nicole.
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This one definitely held my attention and while I guessed parts of the ending, I didn't guess it all. 

Thank you St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for my honest review.
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It’s your classic missing women thriller but with a twist! Insert coy children, shady cops, a quiet town full of secrets, and dual perspectives that have you second guessing everything!

When Molly goes missing, her daughter Nicole seeks to find the truth. But what’s behind the fenced might be more than she anticipated. Molly has been abducted and find herself getting a “second chance” at being a mother to a young girl. Let me just say that everything I thought I knew was wrong! These characters allll have their secrets and when the truth came out, I audibly gasped! The last 70 pages had me racing to the finish line. And that my friends is the making of a solid thriller!
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This book drew me in from the very beginning and didn't let go. I wish I had read this sooner and am kicking myself for letting it sit in my Kindle. We follow two perspectives in this book, that of a daughter looking for her missing mother, and that of her mother, who is being held captive. Their family has gone through trauma, and they are broken. But even broken, they have a deep and abiding love for each other, and won't let go of the search, even though others are claiming that the mother just walked away from the family and didn't look back. This is a powerful read, full of themes of maternal love, guilt, and strength. It's fast moving and thrilling and kept me up late reading it because I needed to know what would happen next. I yelled out when I was annoyed at people or frustrated with the characters. Read this book if you love a thriller!
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Wendy Walker is always an insta-buy for me. This book had me second guessing everything! I did not know what was coming and what I was reading was something that actually happened or something the character was misremembering or lying. These are the books I love to read. Give me all the unreliable characters. There was so much happening and you are on the edge of your seat while reading. This book will leave you with your jaw on the floor at the end. Read it!
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The story starts out when Molly Clark, stranded and walking down an isolated road shortly before a big storm hits waves down an approaching truck which picks her up and takes her in for shelter from the storm. Almost immediately Molly realizes things don't seem right. The driver won't answer questions not even so much as to give her his name, the doors are child proof locked, and there is a small girl in the back of the cab who oddly resembles her daughter who she tragically lost 5 years earlier to the day in an accident in which she was responsible. Molly never makes it home that night and goes missing...
The first chapter actually had me scared, and I was obviously immediately hooked! I gobbled this book up as fast as I could while also still trying to take my time and appreciate it. I love how Walker's characters were all deeply complex, flawed and human. I especially enjoyed Nic, Molly's oldest daughter, and how tormented she was by her younger sisters passing and how she processed her grief. We all know everyone processes grief differently and this book certainly showed this. While this was definitely a page turning thriller that had me captivated until the very last page, it was also a story about loss, and a family recovering from that loss, and the journey in between. It was fabulous and I would recommend everyone to read this book. 

Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book for an honest review
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This was a tough one to review - I loved the beginning but then started to lose my umph to keep reading when the POV's started to get repetitive in telling the story. There were some twists that kept my interest however it slowly decreased my love for the story.

Thank you to NetGalley, Wendy Walker and St Martin's Press for providing me with an ecopy of this publication which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.
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