Thursday, April 2, 2015

Review and Giveaway of DON'T TRY TO FIND ME by Holly Brown

To celebrate the release of the paperback copy of


Harper Collins has a copy for one lucky reader


Meeting someone online and falling in love is wonderful.  Yes, it is wonderful but not when you are fourteen and he is twenty-nine and has lied to you about a lot of things including his name.

Marley met Brandon on a social media site, and he talked her into leaving her family and joining him for a life together.  But...she couldn't take her computer, her phone, or even go out of the house once she arrived.

As Marley traveled by bus to meet Brandon, on the other side of the country, her parents were frantically looking for her with no clues at all.  Marley wiped out everything on all devices so no trace of where she was could be discovered.

This nightmare was real for Marley’s parents, Rachel and Paul.  They used social media to start a site named

This book discussed a lot of social issues and showed the dangers of social media’s influence on youth as well as its ability to aid in getting cross-country exposure about a runaway.

The characters were difficult to like. I wanted to shake Marley. I definitely disliked Brandon.  I wasn't even fond of Rachel or Paul.

But, despite the unlikeable characters, DON’T TRY TO FIND ME had me glued to the pages and had my heart racing.  The suspense was quite high.  My fear for Marley had me tense while I was reading the book as well as when I was waiting to return to see what was going to happen.  I still am anxious as I am writing this...definitely the sign of a GOOD book.

If you like to be kept on the edge of your seat, don’t miss reading DON’T TRY TO FIND ME.  It was a quick read, but very intense.  It could even be called a thriller.

My rating is going to be a 4/5 because parts of the book were a bit too descriptive, but the anxiety and apprehension as each scene took place made it a terrific read.

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.


April 2 - April 9

USA entries ONLY

Click here to enter the contest. 


**The Celebrate image courtesy of: 



  1. I read this book last year and liked it pretty well. It is definitely a timely topic and made me glad that I no longer have a teenager. LOL

    1. Me too on not having a teenager.

      Thanks for stopping, Kay.

  2. Replies
    1. It was a page turner and scary.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

  3. Oh my! I've read books like this before. Although they are usually good fiction, the scare the stuffing out of me. I'm going to enter the giveaway. Thank you. :)

    1. They are frightening to actually know that this does go on.

      Best of luck in the giveaway.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.