Book Review: Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica

I hesitated when selecting this book because I did not like Kubica’s massively successful debut novel, The Good Girl. I was glad I chose to give Kubica a second try, Don’t You Cry, held my attention. I was often annoyed by the repetition of the two narrators’ rambling thoughts, but I kept reading. Kubica is definitely good at twists and turns and a slow reveal. Not exactly a mystery/thriller, Don’t You Cry is puzzle that the reader will ponder over right up the end. 

Goodreads Summary: 

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 seem to be so far behind in updating my book reviews, I have read far more books than I have reviewed. I completed, Don’t You Cry in January and it was book 12 in my 2016 reading challenge. 

Thanks to NetGalley and Mira books for allowing me access to this digital ARC.


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