Book Review: Don’t Look For Me by Wendy Walker (ALC)

Don’t Look For Me

Author: Wendy Walker

Narrator: Therese Plummer

Publication Date: 15 September 2020

Genre: Adult Fiction – Mystery/Thriller

Length: 9 hours 51 minutes

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

In Wendy Walker’s thrilling novel Don’t Look for Me, the greatest risk isn’t running away. It’s running out of time.

One night, Molly Clarke walked away from her life.

She doesn’t want to be found.

Or at least, that’s the story.

The car abandoned miles from home.

The note found at a nearby hotel.

The shattered family that couldn’t be put back together.

They called it a “walk away.”

It happens all the time.

Women disappear, desperate to leave their lives behind and start over.

But is that what really happened to Molly Clarke?

And…Wendy Walker does it again by delivering another utterly addictive, fast-paced thriller that sinks its teeth in at the beginning and doesn’t release until the end.

Molly Clarke magically vanished one day, and it was presumed that she walked away from her life following her accidentally killing her youngest daughter. But did Molly actually walk away? Molly’s oldest daughter Nicole ‘Nic’ isn’t convinced, and she is determined to get answers and find her mom.

The narration alternates between Molly’s and Nic’s POVs. I think that this worked really well because we got to see how each woman was affected by the trauma their family has experienced (both women are broken) and their subsequent growth throughout the story. It also created a sense of urgency and desperation as time was running around. I found both Molly and Nic compelling and the transitions between their POVs were seamless.

There are definitely lots of twists and turns in this plot, which made for a great ride. Some of the revelations did not come as big surprises, but some just left my jaw on the floor with no regard to my feelings.

Lastly, the narrator (Therese Plummer) for this audiobook was fantastic. She was able to bring both Molly’s and Nic’s character to life without there being any confusion as to which character was which.

Overall, if you love a fast paced, unputdownable thriller then pick this one up!

Thank you to Macmillan Audio for providing an advanced listening copy. This did not influence my review. All opinions are my own.

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