Friday, January 26, 2018

Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica | Review

Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica
Published: May 17, 2016
Publisher: Mira
Pages: 320
Find Online: Goodreads | Amazon

In downtown Chicago, Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her roommate Quinn Collins to question how well she really knew her friend. Meanwhile, in a small 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, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more sinister.

As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, and Alex is drawn further under the stranger'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.

Mary Kubica was a new to me author in 2017. I have now read all except her latest novel. If you are looking for a good suspense/thriller then you should give her books a try.

Quinn, a mainly self-absored young adult, realizes that her roommate, Esther, is missing. She doesn't even realize it right off the hop, when things in Esther's room don't add up. Slowly, she realizes that something had must have happened to Esther, but it takes her some time to really start trying to figure out why she would leave. And while she's waiting the basic 48-72 hours before being able to report her as a missing person, she starts digging into Esther's life and belongings trying to make sense of it all. Not only does she come up with more questions than answers, but she starts to freak out thinking that Esther really wasn't who she thought she was.

Over the course of the story we flip back and forth between Quinn's POV and Alex's POV. Quinn being the roommate and Alex being a restaurant worker who sees Esther and kind of falls in love with her at first sight. Between the alternating POV's we begin to unravel a completely creepy and suspenseful story of a girl who everyone thinks they know, but do they really? Is Esther really the good girl that Quinn has come to know and love? Is she the out of place new girl that Alex has come to secretly crush on? Or is she someone else that no one even has had the chance to get to know yet?

I did not see the twist coming. I had so many ideas of what happened to Esther, but not one of them even came close to the truth. I love Ms. Kubica's novels for this reason. She always keeps me guessing.

If you're looking for a good thriller, give this or any of her other novels a try. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on Every Last Lie.

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