#Review – THE GOOD GIRL by Mary Kubica


5 Stars


This was a great book to listen to. I was concerned since there were a few different narrators that it may get confusing but the narrators did a fantastic job in reading their respective roles. I found myself driving slower and sitting in my car a couple minutes extra so I could hear more of the story. Even though this story goes between “Before” and “After” the transitions are smooth and you do not get lost in the switch as the chapters are shorter in length, which I prefer. This book had just enough suspense for me as I am not one to grab a mystery/thriller type book. The ending was a great twist that I was not expecting so I look forward to reading more books by Mary Kubica. I LOVED that each disc advised when to switch the disc as I am not always looking at the dash when driving so I tend to re-listen if a disc cycles to the beginning. 


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

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, 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.

Colin’s job was to abduct Mia as part of a wild extortion plot and deliver her to his employers. But the plan takes an unexpected turn when Colin suddenly decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota, evading the police and his deadly superiors. 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 compulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems….  READ AN EXCERPT FROM THE GOOD GIRL


Mary Kubica.jpgMary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE GOOD GIRL and PRETTY BABY.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature, and lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children, where she enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter.  Her first novel THE GOOD GIRL received a Strand Critics Nomination for Best First Novel and was a nominee in the Goodreads Choice Awards in Debut Goodreads Author and in Mystery & Thriller for 2014.  She is currently working on her next novel.

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