The greatest risk isnt running away.
Its running out of time.
The car abandoned miles from home.
The note found at a nearby hotel.
The shattered family that couldnt 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?
I truly felt for Molly, the mother in this story. Years ago she accidentally hit and killed her 9 year old daughter, Annie, five years prior, and nobody in her family has let her forget it. Not her husband, her son Evan or her oldest daughter Nicole. So when she feels like running away and never returning I don’t really blame her. When she runs out of gas on her way home from her son’s college she hitches a ride still with the feeling of leaving it all behind….until the doors lock when she gets inside the vehicle.
When Molly doesn’t come home, her daughter and husband go to Hastings Pass where her car is found not far from the little town. After a search, Molly is classified as a walk-away. Thankfully Nicole doesn’t buy it especially after she receives a phone call from a lady that claims she saw her mom that night. Giving her a detailed description of the vehicle sparks new hope inside Nicole. Unfortunately her dad was already distancing himself from Molly so life was business as usual, and he didn’t go back to help Nicole follow the new lead. Gosh I disliked the dad/husband so much! So what if your marriage is spiraling! You don’t have to act like it’s just another day when your wife is missing.
The chapters alternate on days. For Molly it’s how long she’s been away from her family, and for Nicole it’s how many days her mom has been missing.
I will say there are a lot of players and it was hard to keep up with at first. I can’t say anymore or that would be spoiling it! Grab your copy September 15, 2020!
Thank you St. Martin’s Press, Wendy Walker and NetGalley for the ARC.
Book Rating: 4/5
For the grand finale this would pair nicely with The Collection Cabernet Sauvignon.