Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Don't Look For Me by Wendy Walker


The first novel I read and reviewed by Wendy Walker was All Is Not Forgotten back in March 2018. I loved reading All Is Not Forgotten, as it was an excellent and thought provoking read. 

I've wanted to read another novel by Wendy Walker ever since then. I discovered the unabridged audio version of Don't Look For Me by Wendy Walker and narrated by Therese Plummer on Chirp Books as one of their limited time deals, so I couldn't resist downloading and listening to this mystery/thriller.

I loved the suspense and tension built by alternating each chapter from the point of view of Molly Clarke followed by the point of view of her daughter, Nicole. I literally couldn’t wait to see how this novel played out. I ended up finishing this novel within 48 hours. 

Overall, Don’t Look For Me, is a great book…. However around 90% into this novel there is a plot twist that I didn’t see coming. This plot twist didn’t sit well with me. Nor did this plot twist resonate well with me either as to how the plot would unfold. Other than this detail, I thought that Don't Look For Me was a great read.

Below is the plot summary for Don't Look For Me by Wendy Walker from Goodreads:
One night, Molly Clarke walked away from her life. The car abandoned miles from home. The note found at a nearby hotel. The shattered family that couldn't be put back together. It happens all the time. Women disappear, desperate to leave their lives behind and start over. She doesn't want to be found. Or at least, that's the story. But is that what really happened to Molly Clarke?

The night Molly disappeared began with a storm, running out of gas, and a man in a truck offering her a ride to town. With him is a little girl who reminds her of the daughter she lost years ago. It feels like a sign. And Molly is overcome with the desire to be home, with her family—no matter how broken it is. She accepts the ride. But when the doors are locked shut, Molly begins to suspect she has made a terrible mistake.

When a new lead comes in after the search has ended, Molly's daughter, Nicole, begins to wonder. Nothing about her mother's disappearance makes sense.

Nicole returns to the small, desolate town where her mother was last seen to find the truth. The locals are kind and eager to help. The innkeeper. The bartender. Even the police. Until secrets begin to reveal themselves and she comes closer to the truth about that night—and the danger surrounding her.

I am giving Don't Look For Me by Wendy Walker a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. I'm not familiar with this author but it's great that you enjoyed her book so much.

    1. Yes, a good read... although, I must admit that I enjoyed All Is Not Forgotten better.

  2. have ordered from library - thanks