Who doesn’t love a musician…am I right? The moment Molly Diamond locked eyes with Jake Danner, swoon-worthy lead singer for the up-and-coming band, Danner Lane, the connection was instant. The two just couldn’t look away. Can’t Look Away alternates timelines between Jake and Molly’s relationship where they both fell hard and fast, and nearly a decade later with Molly living in the suburbs with her husband Hunter and young daughter.
Though Molly’s present-day life looks picture perfect from the outside, she’s lonely. She feels out of place among the other Stepford wife-like women in Flynn Cove, especially financially and in dealing with her silent struggles of conceiving a second child.
Out of nowhere, a woman named Sabrina walks into the yoga studio where Molly teaches at a time when she really needed a friend, and the two became quick friends. As you read Sabrina’s story, you quickly learn that she’s connected to Molly in some way. But how?
Molly and Jake couldn’t look away, and I couldn’t set this book down. I’m a sucker for two story elements – multiple viewpoints and multiple timelines – and this book had both!
I absolutely loved the viewpoints this story was told from, (I would’ve loved the addition of Hunter’s POV,) but I especially enjoyed how Sabrina’s chapters were switched up to first person. It gave that little extra creep factor and leveled up the goosebumps that come with cringing. I thought I knew where the story was going, but man was I wrong – buckle up for twists and turns.
*Skip Quote for Spoiler* Most Memorable Moment
“He holds up a hand, and Molly absorbs the parting sight of him – Jake Danner, the man she’s loved for so much of her life, who will always be a part of her. And then he is gone.”
- Book: Can’t Look Away by Carola Lovering
- Release date: June 2022
- Genre: suspense, domestic fiction, psychological fiction
- Stars: 5/5
- Burn speed: just right
- Steam level: 3.5/5
- Suspense level: medium
- Conclusion: read it and bump it up on your TBR stack
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