Review: Don’t Try To Find Me by Holly Brown

don't try to find meTitle: Don’t Try To Find Me
Author: Holly Brown
Rating: ★★★
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Source:  Audible



When a 14-year-old runs away, her parents turn to social media to find her-launching a public campaign that will expose their darkest secrets and change their family forever, in this suspenseful and gripping debut for fans of Reconstructing Amelia and Gone Girl

Don’t try to find me. Though the message on the kitchen white board is written in Marley’s hand, her mother Rachel knows there has to be some other explanation. Marley would never run away.

As the days pass and it sinks in that the impossible has occurred, Rachel and her husband Paul are informed that the police have “limited resources.” If they want their 14-year-old daughter back, they will have to find her themselves. Desperation becomes determination when Paul turns to Facebook and Twitter, and launches

But Marley isn’t the only one with secrets.

With public exposure comes scrutiny, and when Rachel blows a television interview, the dirty speculation begins. Now, 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 she’s lied, even to the police, the devoted mother becomes a suspect in Marley’s disappearance.

Is Marley out there somewhere, watching it all happen, or is the truth something far worse?


I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this one. The plot is not an easy subject to approach. A 14 year old girl runs away from home and her parents do everything possible to try to find her.

Up front it appears Marley is from the “perfect” home and there was no reason for her to runaway. But we all know, no one is perfect.

With limited resources from the police, Marley’s dad takes to starting social media accounts to find Marley. While doing this not only does it bring national attention, but it lets out all the dirty little secrets Marley’s mom was hiding. With those secrets out, it made it hard to determine what really happened to Marley. I wanted to believe she truly did run away, but you just couldn’t help to think; did she have something to do with her disappearance?

I was captivated from day one on listening to this story. The author did a wonderful job at keeping me guessing, and of course when I knew what was going on. More subjects would come forward and couldn’t help but to anticipate yet again what was to come. I definitely recommend reading / listening to this book. I enjoyed the different POV’s we got to listen in. It helped draw me in even more. Coming from both Marley and her mother’s perspective, we got more insight to their characters and the actions they took.





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