{Book Review} The Good Girl – Mary Kubica

Psychologically rich and pulse pounding, THE GOOD GIRL had me hooked from the very first sentence and didn’t let go until the final word. I can’t wait to see what Mary Kubica comes up with next. ~Heather Gudenkauf, bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Little Mercies

A twisty, roller coaster ride of a debut. Fans of Gone Girl will embrace this equally evocative tale of a missing woman, shattered family and the lies we tell not just to each other, but especially to ourselves. ~Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fear Nothing

Kubica’s powerful debut…will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl.  Unlike that dazzling duel…this Girl has heart – which makes it all the more devastating when the author breaks it. ~Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Kubica’s debut thriller builds suspense steadily and will have readers guessing what’s really going on until the final pages. ~Booklist Review

…this excellent debut is compulsively readable and highly recommended for anyone who loves a mystery, a suspense tale, or a psychological puzzle. ~Library Journal Review

This book kept popping up in my Good Reads recommends list because I had read Girl on the Train and Gone Girl but it had very mixed reviews, clearly another one of those books you either love or hate.

Well I loved it!

9780778316558_RHC_SMP.indd“I’ve been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she works. I don’t know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she’s scared. But I will.”

One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life.

When Colin decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota instead of delivering her to his employers, Mia’s mother, Eve, and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them. But no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family’s world to shatter.

An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller, The Good Girl is a propulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems.

It started out fast and the story grabbed me from very early on. It twists and turns along the way, the story unfolding and being told from various points of view, Eve, Mia’s mother, Gabe, the detective assigned to Mia’s missing person’s case and Colin, her would be kidnapper. The story is dark and keeps you questioning everything throughout with a massive plot twist right at the very end that honestly, I didn’t see coming! And that left me going back over the book and re-examining various scenario’s and seeing them in a whole new light.

This is a dark, psychological thriller that kept me glued to it’s pages right until the very end. I gave this book a 5 star rating!

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August 25, 2015
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7 Comments

  • Reply catjuggles

    OOh sounds like one I need to read. I have just read “Sharp Objects” also by Gillian Flynn. I think it is even better than Gone girl

    August 26, 2015 at 10:42 am
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