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Publisher's Summary

Everyone has secrets, and Rachel Holloway is no exception. She’s worked hard to keep the past where it belongs: dead and buried. And so far, she’s been very successful. But now the small newspaper where she works wants to produce a podcast on a cold case: the disappearance 12 years ago of young Molly Forster. 

Some secrets should never see the light of day, and, as far as Rachel is concerned, whatever happened to little Molly is one of them. Rachel has a life now - a boyfriend she loves and a three-year-old daughter she adores - and she will do anything to protect them. But to do that, no one can ever know that she is Molly Forster.

©2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Missing Molly. Not For Long.

Missing Molly by Natalie Barelli was a nice surprise. Often in reviews I read “not realistic.” So what? Books that are completely realistic need be in nonfiction and taken from crime reports. I don’t read for realism. I want books to keep me guessing. I never want a book to be redundant. Missing Molly is a mystery with a feeling of light heartedness. Thanks!

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Thrilling -from a verified Audible Junkie

Wow. Four words—just pick it up. I average around 2/3 audiobooks a week, I know, it's a problem, and Missing Molly is phenomenal.

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Bad to Worse

I tried to like this book, I really did. But it just kept getting worse and worse. In the end I have about 45 minutes left and I just cannot bring myself to finish it.

The main character’s motivations make no sense. Her choices make no sense. It’s like the author got all their knowledge about human behavior from made-for-tv Lifetime specials.

Here’s an example. If your best friend was dating the man who murdered your whole family, had never been caught and was still trying to kill you, would you, A) Tell your best friend? B) Call the police? C) Have a dinner party with them and act like everything’s cool, then tell no one? Guess which option our protagonist chooses.

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Predictable

I hate mysteries where the woman does stupid things just to keep the story going in the direction the author wants. The reader is aware it's happening and it's infuriating.

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Predictable...

I’m not sure why so many people thought the end was so mind blowing. I thought the story was very predictable and by the end I didn’t feel there was much suspense at all leading up to the “big reveal” which wasn't a reveal at all really. The main character gave away basically everything through her "thoughts." The narration is what saves the book, I think. And overall it was entertaining, and I did finish it, I just felt totally let down at the end. I did, however, appreciate that it wasn’t quite as violent or graphic as other thrillers that are out there. The mentions of violence and graphic situations were few and short. To me that's a plus.

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awesome!

this was an awesome book! it kept me interested through the whole thing! The end was not predictable I thought something completely different was going to happen

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Molly Foster!!

Very gripping story. I literally couldn’t put it down! Absolutely brilliant and engaging. Worth a credit.

The narrator Lucy Price-Lewis is my favorite! Always makes the story come alive.

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Main character was frustrating and selfish

The main character wasn’t very likeable. Her decisions frustrated me and I found her to be selfish. She put innocent people in danger and let others get blamed when she knew the truth. I kept thinking she could have found more reasonable solutions to her dilemmas. The story overall was entertaining, but I found it hard to root for the main character.

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Wow...

...Awesome story for all of us who love a great Thriller! And What an ending. Excellent!

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L🖤VED

Hooks you from the beginning. Great listen couldn’t wait for my commute. Was entertained from front to back.

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  • 09-06-20

Well described as unputdownable

Natalie Barelli is one of the best thriller writers I have come across. Gripping and thrilling

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  • 06-28-20

Slow start but worth staying with

After reading some of the reviews I nearly didn’t continue after a slow start. Overall I enjoyed the read finding the last half much better . Like so many things coming to light in recent years some things which appear unbelievable turn to be true so who knows ?

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  • Mrs C
  • 06-23-22

HARD GOING

I lost the will to live with this story. None of it was remotely believable. It just went on and on getting more and more farfetched. I persevered as I got to the point where I wanted to know the outcome. By the time I got to the last 3 chapters I just wanted it to end. Good Luck!!

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  • Michelle
  • 02-05-21

Amazing story, great narrator!

Natalie did it again! amazing story, and finally she picked a great narrator, as she previously didn’t quite find the right narrator for her audiobook. Keep it up!

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  • 08-10-22

Different

This was a very different style to what am used to but very entertaining and kept me wondering for a while.

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  • Dawn Lottering
  • 08-10-22

A little frustrating

More thank one occasion this audio had me so frustrated. The story was so drawn out and unbelievable I had to skip. It nearly had me beaten and I was going to give up but iv never given up on a book before.. this had me close

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-09-22

Totally gripping and nail biting

Something you don’t want to stop listening to before it ends and still wants it to go on. That’s at least how I felt about it. And then you think you know it all and still get thrown and surprised by the story. Need to try more from the author just hope narration will be as good as this one.

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  • Juliet
  • 08-08-22

Great in many ways

The storyline felt original and kept me engaged. There's a point where I questioned whether I was on the right track. I think this is the sign of good writing. The only reason I didn't award 5 stars in every category is because the main character made one or two more stupid mistakes than I could handle.

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  • eileen molloy
  • 07-22-22

Fast becoming one of my new favourite Authors.

Natalie's writing is powerful with great story line, Missing Mollie was no exception. Great narrator helped make the whole story a fantastic listen.

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  • moonfairy
  • 06-18-22

incredible!

the reviews were right, this really is a masterpiece. utterly brilliant, perfectly paced storyline with sharp narration - I’m gutted it’s over!

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  • Merilyn Holdsworth
  • 06-03-20

Missing Molly

Natalie never disappoints always a good story and always different than her others
I look forward to reading the next one

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  • 08-05-19

Slow starter but gripping until the end

Started very slow and I nearly gave up but from about chapter 8 until the end I was hanging on every word

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-19-21

Surprised not to be surprised

Another fantastic performance by Lucy Price-Lewis. If you're into a good twist or a book that keeps you guessing, this probably isn't for you. A little boring at times, no real surprise or thrill. However, Molly's story was interesting and it was nice to have a solid conclusion at the end.