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Book Review
From Chelsea Weibley at the Library

Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker

Wow. What a story Wendy Walker has written for our absolute enjoyment! This “thriller” offers so much more than suspense. It was heart-wrenching with discussions of grief, crushing in its exploration of Stockholm Syndrome and absolutely heart-pounding! I will attempt to describe the plot without revealing too much…

Molly Clarke left her car by the side of the road during a New England hurricane and seemingly walked away from her life. No one could blame her. Molly has been grieving the loss of her youngest daughter for years; her entire family has been shattered since the death of their daughter/sister. A note found days later at a nearby hotel seems to prove she left her life and does not want to be found…or does it?

We follow the story from Molly’s perspective and her newly adult daughter Nicole’s perspective. We are along for the ride as Molly is picked up by a man and young girl who reminds her of her deceased daughter. We are along as she is taken to their home for the night to “wait out the storm.” After Molly is presumed to be a woman who escaped her life, a new lead prompts Nicole to go back to the small downtrodden town where Molly was last seen. Nicole begins investigating her mother’s disappearance with the help of some locals. When Nicole starts to get too close to the truth, her safety and her mother’s are at-risk.

I liked the way this book was structured as the chapters from Molly’s perspective work up to the present day and Nicole’s are present day…Molly’s chapters work toward Nicole’s narrative until they are both at the same moment. This added to the suspense of the plot. The crescendo wasn’t exactly how I would have written it…there were some elements that were a little extreme/unbelievable for me, but the ending was completely satisfactory. I loved this book (my 2nd read of Wendy Walker’s) and can’t wait for her next!

Check out Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker at the Library (https://catalog.lclibs.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=7.1033.0.0.4&pos=1&cn=376898) or listen to the e-audiobook through OverDrive at https://lclibs.overdrive.com/media/5233426.
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Good evening, Library Friends! Miss Chelsea, Annika and Hudson hope you had a wonderful hoiday season! Annika and Hudson both received umbrellas, so we wanted to share The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates with you. We hope you all know you are welcome under our umbrellas! Sweet dreams! ... See MoreSee Less

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Book Review
From Chelsea Weibley at the Library

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

It’s early January on the remote, bleak Shetland Islands when Fran Hunter’s eye catches a splash of color against the snow as ravens circle above. Fran recognizes her teenage neighbor, Catherine, who has been strangled. The small Shetland community focuses on loner and simpleton, Magnus Tait, convinced he is the culprit. The police open an investigation into the murder and DI Jimmy Perez enters the scene.

This Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award winner is the epitome of an atmospheric slow-burn detective story. The pace of the story matches the isolated setting of the story. DI Perez is really the star of the novel, but so many local characters shine. Magnus Tait is the obvious suspect, but he was a misunderstood soul with many quirks. I felt so bad for him throughout the story.

The Shetland setting is almost a character in itself. The backdrop of this cold, dreary, isolated place made for such a fascinating pace and added to the suspense. After reading this, the first in the Shetland series, I had to do some research on Shetland because it was so intriguing. There is now a British television series called Shetland based on this series too.

During these cold January days, I highly recommend reading Raven Black if you like slow-burn detective stories. Grab some hot tea, pull on an afghan and settle in for characters, setting and mystery that will stick with you for a long time!

Check out Raven Black by Ann Cleeves at the Library https://catalog.lclibs.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=7.1033.0.0.4&pos=1&cn=302993) and check out Shetland by borrowing it from the Library (https://catalog.lclibs.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=7.1033.0.0.4&pos=4&cn=330405).
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