Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

The Good GirlThe Good Girl by Mary Kubica
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Why have I just read this! Why wasn't this higher on my agenda of TBR books! I can't believe a bomb of a book, a fantastic thriller, a "stay on the edge of your seat" kind of read was sitting on my Kindle UNREAD!

Can I give this more than 5 stars? Can I give it 6 can I go to 7? I want to give it much more credit than Goodreads allows.

My chapters were going 'snap, snap, snap' because they were straight to the point. On the ball all the way through.

Yep it flicks to past and present, but I'm getting quite used to authors doing this now even though I'm getting older and have a 'foggey' brain! I'm getting "with it" LOL and when done properly [like this author did] I could follow it so easily.

Mia was intriguing me because after her abduction she hardly spoke. I felt like everyone was pussy footing around her.....until....

Gabe the police guy, he was well into the case. I don't think he much liked Mia's father who happened to be a Judge......Gabe is eagerly searching for clues......

Mia's Mother's chapters tell us of the unhappiness that Mia has experienced, this then turned me to other thoughts of Mia..

It was SO interesting reading chapter by chapter of each persons interesting thoughts.

Colin, the guy who kidnapped her, I found him likeable, OK OK, what is wrong with me? Well, read the book and find out, because I dare you NOT to like him.

What interested me the most was the fact, WE the reader KNOW where Mia is and why, but Mia herself doesn't.

Its a fast paced, fascinating read that has certainly got my reading juices flowing, so much so I see the author has a new book pending PRETTY BABY....well...........here I come! I need that one now.

Can you tell I liked this book?

I would like to thank Penguin UK - Michael Joseph via Net Galley for introducing me to a remarkable author



For fans of Gone Girl, a blockbuster thriller about a young woman whose abduction unravels a story more sinister than anyone could have imagined...
"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 colour 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. 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.
Mia soon finds herself at the centre of a wild extortion plot. Colin's job was to abduct Mia 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...
“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.” — Heather Gudenkauf, bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Little Mercies





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