Review: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 24th, 2015 by Mira
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐

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.

My thoughts…

Mia is a young teacher, who goes missing under suspicious circumstances. Eve, her mother, is beside herself with worry, while dealing with her daughter's disappearance and an unhappy marriage. Gabe is the investigator assigned to Mia's case, and Colin/Owen is the man who ends up kidnapping Mia.

Colin is a criminal who is to kidnap Mia, he is supposed to turn her over to those he works for. Colin decides to keep her in remote cabin to protect her from his boss. It’s also there that Mia gets a case of Stockholm Syndrome.

The novel is told out of order with narratives from Eve, Gabe, Colin and the finally we hear from Mia in the epilogue. The entire novel is spent trying to put together the pieces of this story as it is told, before and after. As the story progressed there was a part of the plot that was being withheld, it had me guessing. The ending was upsetting and infuriating, I was so mad and disappointed with Mia, she should have told Colin the truth once he took her to the cabin.

This is the first book by Mary Kubica and I was a bit surprised by the slow pace of this thriller/mystery. I currently have Every Last Lie on my shelf, and hopefully that novel would be more enjoyable.

Happy Reading -J    


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