Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Don't Try to Find Me by Holly Brown

by:  Holly Brown
published by:  William Morrow
publish date:  July 8, 2014

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.

When Rachel finds her daughter's message on the white board saying "Don't try to find me", it's a mother's worst nightmare.  Did she write it herself, willingly?  Was she forced to?  Her husband becomes obsessed with trying to find their daughter.  He turns to social media engaging the public looking for clues as to where she might have gone.  Though Rachel has her own secrets that she doesn't want aired and she becomes more and more reclusive which makes everyone around her more and more suspicious.

This book was a really interesting look at the role that social media plays in our lives.  It was interesting to see how children are manipulated by strangers online.  It was interesting to see how the father in turn manipulated the media and social media to get what he wanted.  

Kari reviewed this book back in July for a Blog Tour.  Her feelings were similar to my own.  I would definitely recommend this book.  The audiobook was well read, I would recommend it as well.  

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