Books, Thriller/Mystery

Don’t Look For Me by Wendy Walker Book Review

Where there is love, there cannot be danger.”

Excerpt From
Don’t Look for Me
Wendy Walker
Synopsis from Amazon:

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.

This was the author’s first novel that I read. I was unfamiliar with Wendy Walker, but I decided to give it a go because this book had been lying on my shelf for quite some time.

The introductory chapter of this work piqued my curiosity. If you truly want the reader to be engaged in a novel, the introduction or first chapter should really pull the reader into the story, and this book achieved that for me. The first and second chapters are excellent. Wendy made me ponder long and hard about who the perpetrator was.

Molly’s persona was very appealing to me. How she faced significant adversity in her life and worked hard to overcome it. For me, what happened to her was an accident that she had no intention of causing. I can’t blame her for being in so much agony. If this occurs in real life, it is quite tough.

The revelation in this book was what I didn’t enjoy. It’s not what I had anticipated. It was out of context, which is why I didn’t like it. After all the fantastic tale flow, it will finish like, “What the heck? Is that all?” It’s ridiculous, but perhaps the author intended for her audience to think so. Anyway, I’ve read positive reviews about it, but I didn’t find the conclusion to be as shocking as I did with other psychological thrillers that I really like.

Although I was somewhat disappointed by how it ended, I still enjoyed the story. Even if the ending is different from what I had in mind, I still think this book is worth reading.

My Overall Rating

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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