MARY KUBICA holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children and enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter. THE GOOD GIRL is her first novel.

23 05, 2016

Review: DON’T YOU CRY by Mary Kubrica

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Review: DON’T YOU CRY by Mary KubricaDon't You Cry by Mary Kubica
Published by Mira Books on May 17th 2016
Pages: 320
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Psychological, Thrillers, Thrillers & Suspense
Also by this author: The Good Girl, Pretty Baby
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New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica returns with an electrifying and addictive tale of deceit and obsession.

In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she's the person Quinn thought she knew.

Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister than he ever expected.

As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, and Alex is drawn further under Pearl's spell, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes readers on a taut and twisted thrill ride that builds to a stunning conclusion and shows that no matter how fast and far we run, the past always catches up with us in the end.

I met Mary Kubrica at BEA this year. She was a delight in person. I loved her debut The Good Girl and her follow up suspense Pretty Baby. Don’t You Cry was almost as good, and better in other ways. This book is not as suspenseful as her other two books have been. […]

18 07, 2015

PRETTY BABY by Mary Kubica

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PRETTY BABY by Mary Kubica

PRETTY BABY by Mary KubicaPretty Baby by Mary Kubica
Published by Mira Books on July 28th 2015
Pages: 384
Genres: Fiction, Psychological, Thrillers, Suspense, General, Crime
Also by this author: The Good Girl, Don't You Cry
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A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from national bestselling author Mary Kubica 

She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can't get the girl out of her head… 

Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal—or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.
 
Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow's past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she's willing to go to help a stranger. What starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.

This is the second book I have read from this author. Mary Kubrica can sure web a tale. I was on the edge of my seat reading Pretty Baby. I read this whole book in 24 hours. Heidi has a bleeding heart. She works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats, can’t say […]

29 08, 2014

Review: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

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Review: The Good Girl by Mary KubicaThe Good Girl by Mary Kubica
Published by MIRA on February 24th 2015
Pages: 384
Genres: Fiction, Literary, Psychological, Suspense, Thrillers
Also by this author: Pretty Baby, Don't You Cry
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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 compulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems….

I read the reviews on this one and didn’t think it would be that great. I am glad I went with my gut and requested it anyways. This story was well written and through me for a wicked curve-ball at the end. This book tells an original story in a very unconventional way. […]

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