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
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(3.5 / 5) This book opened and quickly went into details of a mom accidentally hitting and killing her young daughter with her car. It went over the details multiple times. It was a lot for me. Within 5 minutes, I wanted to DNF. BUT it’s an ARC and I’m always so grateful to Macmillan Audio for my steady supply of audiobooks. So I kept going. It did get better but it still hung over my head and I really struggled with it. Once again, I read to escape, reading/hearing details like that is not an escape for me.
It was interesting to hear a thriller from a mom’s perspective, I’m not sure I’ve had that before. It was pure horror in some parts but done well. I did guess the person at one point but doubted myself throughout. There was a nice twist at the end with possible questions not answered. It depends how you want to interpret! It was definitely intriguing and entertaining.
The content included the young girl getting hit and the family thinking about it over and over, intense situations with a captor, one scene with guns and aggression, a man hiring a prostitute to pleasure him, and language which included 10+ F words.
Thank you to Macmillan Audio and St. Martin’s Press for the gifted copy in exchange for an honest review.
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