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Don’t try to find me.
Though the message on the kitchen whiteboard is in fourteen-year-old Marley’s handwriting, her mother, Rachel, knows there has to be some other explanation. Marley would never run away.
I’ll be okay.
Marley’s quiet. Innocent. Sheltered. Growing up in Northern California with all the privilege Rachel never had, what does Marley know about taking care of herself? About being okay?
Rachel might not know her daughter at all. But she does know that she needs to find Marley before someone else does. Someone dangerous.
I’ll be better.
The police have limited resources devoted to runaways. If Rachel and her husband, Paul, want their daughter back, they’ll have to find her themselves. Paul turns to Facebook and Twitter and launches FindMarley.com. But Marley isn’t the only one with something to hide. Paul’s social media campaign generates national attention, and the public scrutiny could expose Rachel’s darkest secrets. When she blows a television interview, the dirty speculation begins.
I love you.
The blogosphere is convinced Rachel is hiding something. It’s not what they think; Rachel would never hurt Marley. Not intentionally, anyway. But when it’s discovered that Rachel lied to the police, the devoted mother becomes the prime suspect in Marley’s disappearance.
Is Marley out there, somewhere, watching it all happen . . . or is the truth something far worse?
A chilling thriller that makes for an intense and entertaining read. Sounds pretty good, right? Well, it wasn't. Or, at least I didn't think so. Don't Try To Find Me by Holly Brown was just not what I expected. I thought I would start reading this book and never stop - I imagined an unputdownable read that would have me biting my nails in suspense. Instead I got a story that just disappointed. I found the characters to be unlikeable to the point that I honestly didn't care what happened to them or what secrets they were hiding. I just could not get into the writing of the book (and it has nothing to do with the alternating chapters - I love that in books) and found myself skimming pages early on, which is a sign that I am not going to finish the book. And, I didn't finish it. I just found myself mystified by the characters' behaviors and actions within the story and couldn't engage with them at all. This book was just not for me.
Of course, I've read plenty of positively glowing reviews about this story - heck, they even compare it to Gone Girl (of course, I hated that book, so that should have been a sign that this story wasn't for me). So, who knows, maybe this book will be your favorite summer read. Check out what other bloggers thought about Holly Brown's, Don't Try To Find Me. Here's the TLC Book Tours schedule for: Don't Try To Find Me