The Good Girl by Mary Kubica


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“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 propulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems….

My Thoughts:

This book was really good. I had an idea about what the “twist” was from early on in the book but it didn’t take away from how much I enjoyed reading the book when at the end I was proven correct. Why did I love that “Owen” and “Chloe” fall in love? For god’s sake he was her kidnapper! But I found myself rooting for a “happily ever after” for the two of them. Books have the power of doing that to me sometimes. Anyhow…. I found myself crying at the end of this book. This was a really comfortable mystery/thriller to read. I didn’t find myself getting overly frustrated or at the edge of my seat with this one. I just sat and enjoyed this page turner. I definitely recommend reading this book. I hear that this is the author’s first novel? If this is true, I can’t wait to read what she comes up with next.


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