Mar 3, 2015

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Blurb

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 they're scared. But I will.

Mia Dennett can't resist a one-night stand with the enigmatic stranger she meets in a bar.
But going home with him might turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life... 

Source

I won this book on twitter. 

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Mia is the daughter of judge Dennett, who's a man of status and appearance. Her parents are living a good life and have enough money to keep them comfortable. Her sister's like her father, but Mia is different. Money and a high social status aren't very important to her and she's chosen a profession as a teacher who's there for children who need her. She's seeing someone, but not seriously and when she meets someone in a bar she decides to go home with him. That might have been the biggest mistake Mia has ever made. Her mother is worried about her daughter and does everything she can to find her.

Mia's story is being told through the eyes of several people. The first one is her mother who's worried about her daughter. Mia's disappearance makes her think about what kind of mother she's been and what kind of wife she is. The second voice is Gabe, the police officer who wants nothing more than to find Mia and to bring her back alive. The third person, who tells about his days with Mia, is Colin, the man from the bar. I liked the variety of voices and also the short chapters with their focus on different periods of time.

The Good Girl isn't very scary, but it's certainly gripping and intriguing. I very much wanted to know what happened to Mia and the story kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading. I also didn't know what to expect from this book and I loved that surprise element. I enjoyed finding out more about Mia through the eyes of different people. For me that was the best part of the book. The ending suits the story really well and for me it was the perfect outcome of a story I liked a lot.


1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, I want to read this one! I always love a good mystery read. Too bad though it is not as scary as what you indicated on your review. I also love that we get to read 3 different POVs in the book. I love multiple POVs.

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