Reviews · thriller

Missing Molly By Natalie Barelli

4 Hoots

When I a not reading a book I am listening to true crime podcasts. I honestly find them to be truly fascinating a obviously prefer when the bad guy is caught. Some of my favorite podcasts are Serial, Small Town Murder, and Red Handed and I promise I am telling you this for a reason.

In Missing Molly you are following Rachel Holloway as her newspaper is creating a true crime podcast to help bring attention back to a cold case and in turn save their dying newspaper. What makes Rachel’s involvement in this interesting is that she herself is actually Molly. This is not really a spoiler because you are told this by her almost immediately. In the beginning she tries to sabotage this podcast so that her identity is not revealed but then she realizes that this could be the opportunity she needed to have the world find out who the real murderer of her family was.

What I liked about this story was that it was straight forward. You were given the twist in the first few pages and then the story went from there. You were not trying to uncover who the real murderer was, you were just following Molly along as she revealed everything piece by piece. There were no lose ties or drag out drama, you just had a compelling and easy to follow story. I did find myself wanting to see how Rachel was going to bring her family’s murderer to justice and how she would avoid having her true identity revealed. Did I find myself struggling to put the book down? Well….no, but I enjoyed it non the less.

Overall, I think this is a nice and light thriller, but if you want an intense page turner this might not be the one for you. You may want to try something else such as The Girl before, Woman in the Window, or even the I am watching you. Like I said, I did enjoy this one because sometimes you just want to read a thriller without all the extra over the top drama. I think I will be checking out more of this author’s work in the future.

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