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November 20, 2019

Book Review Wednesday: Missing Molly

I had never heard anyone talk about this book until my favorite blogger, Emily Gemma of The Sweetest Thing, mentioned she was listening to it on Audible. She made it sound super enticing and truthfully after I read the publisher's summary I was hooked!

I started reading "Missing Molly" on my Kindle a few months ago but just finished it, mostly because I was losing interest and the writing is the best but once the story really picked up, my attention was peaked. Continue reading for the summary and my thoughts!



Publisher's Summary

Everyone has secrets, and Rachel Holloway is no exception. She’s worked hard to keep the past where it belongs: dead and buried. And so far, she’s been very successful.

But now the small newspaper where she works wants to produce a podcast on a cold case: the disappearance twelve years ago of young Molly Forster.
 
Some secrets should never see the light of day, and as far as Rachel is concerned, whatever happened to little Molly is one of them. Rachel has a life now, a boyfriend she loves and a three-year-old daughter she adores, and she will do anything to protect them.

But to do that, no one can ever know that she is Molly Forster.

My Thoughts

I enjoyed "Missing Molly" a lot because I felt that the idea was super unique. It wasn't like every other domestic thriller in the book world right now. It took the real-life obsession with true crime and made that the center plot.

Molly who is now Rachel becomes the topic of her employer's podcast 'Missing Molly'. The paper wants to find little Molly Forster who ran away from home after her entire family was murdered. She ran from their murderer and has been looking over her shoulder since.

You spend the entire book wondering if/when and how Molly is going to be discovered. I wondered a lot about who the murderer was and why that person decided to kill the entire Forster family. What was the story and why exactly did Molly run away? 

All those questions were answered but it almost felt like they were answered a little too late in the book. There was a lot of build-ups and not enough actual meat to the novel. I wish we spent more time with Molly's story unraveling than Rachel being nervous about the paper releasing this podcast. 

Not to be rough, but the writing was the greatest. I felt like the book could've been better thought out and a little more developed.  I felt a little confused throughout most of the book because some plot points, like what happened with 'Molly' the last time she had a breakdown was referenced early on but not explained until the end of the book.

There were other times that I was super confused, and that might be because Molly was confused or playing a trick on those in her life. There was a point where I was just so lost, I had to re-read a few paragraphs because I wasn't sure if I missed something or if Molly was really acting up. It was weird but interesting. 

All in all, I really liked the plot of "Missing Molly"; it was really interesting, unique, and unlike anything I ever read. If you're a little bored of the usual domestic thriller/suspense/mystery novels out there, I think you'll enjoy "Missing Molly".

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xoxo
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