Top critical review
Good Read. Tension picked up the second half
Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2019
3 ½ stars
Rachel is a bookkeeper/Admin at a small local newspaper. The day she gets back from vacation with her boyfriend Matt and their 3 year old daughter Gracie, she finds out that the paper is in trouble and is on the verge of closing down. That is unless the new guy they hired, Jacob, can help turn things around with a podcast he wants to do. The podcast is called Finding Molly. 12 years ago, 12 year old Molly Forester’s mother, father and 16 year old sister were killed. Molly was able to escape and had not been found. Most believe she is dead as well. A suspect, Dennis , was caught but killed himself before he could go to trial so the cased was closed. So this podcast is to try and trace her steps and hopefully find Molly. But Rachel does not want Molly to be found. Why? Because she is Molly Forester. She knows that if people find out who she really is then her life and the life of Matt and her daughter are in danger, because Rachel/Molly know who really killed her family.
I did enjoy the story. Right off the bat we know who Molly is and early in the book we know who killed her family. At first Rachel tries to stop the podcast. But when her attempts fail, she tries to steer it in the direction of questioning whether or not Dennis was the real killer and finding out who was. The first half of the book was not edge of my seat tension. I enjoyed it, but did have moments when it seemed to drag. By the second half of the book the tension started building and I even started questioning if Rachel really was Molly. Unfortunately for me, the very ending did not live up to the tension that had been building. It was good, but almost felt forced, like it just had to wrap up.
This is my fourth book by Natalie Barelli and I do look forward to reading The Accident.