The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

9780778316558_RHC_SMP.inddPublished on: July 29th 2014
Genre: Adult | Mystery

“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….

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THOUGHTS

What a clever, clever book. If you loved Gone Girl or Dangerous Girls, you will probably love this book. All I can say about this book is WOW.

This is my first book about kidnapping and to be honest, I didn’t know what to expect. I’m into dark, mystery and psychological books but as much as possible I try to stay away from this kind of story line because I felt like they were all the same, guy kidnaps girl then girl falls in love with the captor. . . meh. But this book, this book, didn’t disappoint me at all.

The characters were really complex and realistic and I did like the multiple POVs of this book although at first, it was pretty confusing. The Good Girl is told from three different perspectives, the timelines were also different, during the kidnapping, after the kidnapping and when the characters are trying to put back all the pieces together. The point of views and the timelines really all worked and it had me questioning: THIS IS A DEBUT NOVEL?!

This book made my heart raced so much, I though it was gonna burst! The last few pages were really nerve wracking and I have to read it again 5 freaking times just to confirm it for real and after that all I said was WHAT THE EFFFFF.

Mary Kubica is really an author we all should look out for! She’s clearly a clever lady who loves trolling her beloved readers.

five-stars

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