Monday, September 14, 2020

"Don’t Look for Me"

Wendy Walker is the author of the psychological suspense novels All Is Not Forgotten, Emma In the Night, The Night Before and Don’t Look For Me. Her novels have been translated into 23 foreign languages and topped bestseller lists both nationally and abroad. They have been selected by the Reese Witherspoon Book Club, The Today Show and The Book of the Month Club, and have been optioned for both television and film.

Walker applied the Page 69 Test to Don’t Look For Me and reported the following:
Page 69 of Don’t Look for Me begins with these words from Molly Clarke:

I take a leap.

Up to this point in the story, we have met Molly Clarke as she travels along a back road in a desolate town, heading into a storm. She is in extreme emotional distress as realizations about her life and her family spin inside her head. We have also met Nicole, her twenty-one year-old daughter, who, two weeks after that stormy night, gets a new lead on her mother’s disappearance and decides to return to the town where Molly was last seen.

Page 69 finds the story approaching a crucial first twist when Molly learns something new about the place she found herself after walking away from her stalled car that stormy night, and accepting a ride with a stranger and his daughter. The leap she takes is to divulge personal and deeply painful information to the little girl named Alice who sits beside her. The disclosure provokes not only a disturbing reaction in Alice, it does what Molly had hoped it would do – it causes Alice to divulge her own secrets. And those secrets are shocking.

There is no question that this page marks the beginning of what soon becomes the most terrifying part of the book! Molly can no longer deny that she is in grave danger.

I would have to say the test is a success!
Learn more about the author and her books at Wendy Walker's website.

--Marshal Zeringue