I am a huge Wendy Walker fan. I’ve enjoyed all of her previous novels. After reading the description for “Don’t Look For Me”, I was even more excited to start reading.
Molly Clarke is driving home thinking about her particularly awful day. She needs to stop for gas as the light has been on for a little while now and home is still two hours away. A Gas n’ Go station is up ahead.
Molly figures her husband, John and her daughter; Nicole will both be out for the evening. John will likely be out having drinks with friends. Nicole having just turned twenty-one has many new options of places to go. These options keep Molly up at night, watching the clock and worrying. Molly knows Nicole avoids her and John pretends to be asleep when she gets into bed. Even her son Evan has changed. Evan attends a boarding school off the road she travels now. Molly makes this four hour trip every second Thursday to watch his football games. Her heart twists as she remembers how Evan acted after the game.
A dismissive husband, an angry daughter, and a cruel son….
Molly thinks about Nicole’s final words to her after their argument the other day…words that gutted her.
Five years ago a horrible tragedy tore this family apart.
Molly sees the dark clouds above. A hurricane is coming. A category four they say. Molly has driven right into its path. She stops the car on the side of the road and when she tries to start it again, it won’t turn over. She’s out of gas. The entrance to Gas n’ Go is just about thirty feet away. She runs towards the gas station and her tears fall.
When she gets to the entrance of Gas n’ Go she sees there are no cars and no lights inside the store. There is a cardboard sign. She stares at the words…
Closed for the storm!
Again she thinks about Evan, Nicole, and John. How they stopped loving her five years ago.
“I am a bad mother”
Words in her head like a prayer.
“Walk away. Just walk away”
Headlights come her way. A truck stops. A friendly voice tells her she shouldn’t be out with the storm coming.
What will happen to Molly Clarke?
Another thrilling read from Wendy Walker!
After the impactful opening chapter, I was hooked. This was an unputdownable read with terrific twists and turns that I flew through in just one day. The story is told from Molly and her daughter, Nicole’s point of view, which I really enjoyed. The characters were well fleshed out and intriguing.
An unforgettable psychological thriller that deals with the relationships between parent and child, and husband and wife. A story about grief, anger, loss, blame, and forgiveness.
Wendy Walker has yet to let me down and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!
I’d like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this novel. All opinions are my own.