The Good Girl - Mary Kubica

The Good Girl

By Mary Kubica

  • Release Date: 2014-08-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 787 Ratings


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"A cleverly constructed suspense thriller." —Chicago Tribune, Printer's Row

"A twisty, roller coaster ride of a debut. Fans of Gone Girl will embrace this equally evocative tale." —Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Riveting psychological thriller."—Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author on Don't You Cry

"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."

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.

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.

More Praise

"Kubica's powerful debut…will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A high-intensity thriller, a psychological puzzle that will keep readers on their toes."—BookPage

Read the New York Times bestselling follow-up novel Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica.

Look for Mary's latest complex and addictive tale of deceit and obsession, Don't You Cry.

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  • Azgirl

    By tukeegirl
    Good book to read.
  • Amazing

    By gettingolderaf
    Pulsar put it down. Finished it in about 12 hours.
  • Great book.

    By kkharrell
    Excellent! I couldn’t put it down. I really felt pulled in to the characters.
  • Kkkk

    By i love anyme
    Awesome is all I can say
  • A bizarre reading experience

    By Kiarra Monique
    I wanted to love this book. I sooooo did. The cover and the mysterious premise both drew me to it. The story itself, though, wasn't what I expected. The plot was predictable and I figured out how it would all play out pretty early on. That's not so bad, though. I predict things all the time and I could be right or I could be wrong. Usually, I don't care which it is, as long as the ride to getting to 'right' or 'wrong' is engaging and entertaining. With this book that wasn't the case. The multiple POV's were fine (love books with these, actually), but the timeline jumping didn't translate as well as I think the author thought/hoped it would. If anything it detracted from the story and made for a jilting, bizarre reading experience. I finished the book out of a sense of commitment. Not for any other reasons.
  • The Good Girl

    By AZWarrior
    Excellent! Quite a page turner! I couldn't put it down...
  • I could not put it down!

    By Denisemg2
    This is definitely one of my favorite reads. I finished it last week and I can't stop thinking about the ending! You must read it!!!
  • With limited options in life it's good to create your own

    By Annmric8
    The Good Girl was about Mia Dennett who was abducted. Detective Gabe Hoffman was assigned to investigate her abduction. The story centered around Mia's abduction while spooling together private personal information about Mia and Colin. Detective Hoffman was a great detective. Not only did he investigate with virtually no leads but he was able to unite people in an unexpected way. Gabe was a thoughtful and sincere man whose number one goal was to bring Mia home. Eve and Gabe were a team working side by side dissecting anything and everything related to Mia. Teaching is what Mia always wanted to do. She became an art teacher at a high school for high school dropouts. Mia moved away from home at eighteen not far from her place of employment. She visited home on the holidays limiting her conversations to a few times a year. She wasn't close to her parents. Mia was an independent teenager. In her teenage years Mia rebelled making a few bad choices along the way that James erased from her record. Mia was defiant, outspoken, and forthright. Everything James despised. Grace was Mia's older sister. James their father doted on her since Grace chose to become a lawyer. Eve was Mia and Grace's mother. She was a trophy wife who made sure James image was beautifully intact. Eve was quiet, polite, and submissive. James was a high profile judge who had a very public and political life. His life was about maintaining a professional upscale image to go along with his wealthy upbringing. James always brushed Mia's indiscretions under the rug to protect his image. James always worried about his reputation. James came from old money. Colin was a desperate man who grew up poor with limited options. He took care of his mother while trying to stay out of trouble. Normally a before and after timeline would frustrate and confuse me, yet I found the timeline was a great connector for transitioning the past with the present. They were locked together like a puzzle. For every chapter of information given about the past, the present was living right along side them simultaneously living the same timeline. The author did an amazing job molding these characters lives. The story was captivating and written well. The depiction of emotions was what kept me entranced in the story. The subtle disclosure of facts helped develop the characters while showing intent as well.
  • Great read

    By Apickens6789
    I loved this book, read it in 2 days
  • A must read

    By Jlmroberson
    You read from the perspective of three characters. Sometimes this becomes confusing, but not in this book. I loved getting to know them through their thoughts, experiences, and feelings. I read in a day. I had to know what happened!!!