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Good Girl
Good Girl | Mary Kubica
"Read the bestseller everyone is talking about!" "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." Order your copies today!"
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kbibliophilific
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I really feel like I‘ve read this before but I‘m not sure so here goes to see if something sparks my memory. It looks good!
Happy reading! 😊

MyNamesParadise I really enjoyed this one back when it came out!! 4mo
5feet.of.fury I liked this one 4mo
kbibliophilific @MyNamesParadise & @5feet.of.fury - I like it so far! Glad to report I don‘t think I have read this one! I hate to buy a book twice and start reading to realize that I already read it 😂😂😂 I read another book by this author so I already know I like her (edited) 4mo
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kelseycoleburke
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Panpan

I did a lot of eye rolling. I felt the same about Every Last Lie so I‘m thinking this author isn‘t for me 👎

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5feet.of.fury
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I didn‘t expect much,Just wanted a quick thriller. Very solid. Didn‘t disappoint.

25 y.o. Mia is kidnapped. She survives, returns to her family suffering from acute stress disorder, thinks her name is Chloe. Told from 2 timelines &multiple perspectives, her mother & the lead detective seek the truth about how &why she was taken.

I forgot this is a Christmas story & I meant to save this for #Wintergames 😅 but, it‘s book 7 for #BigJuneReadathon

Clwojick Hahahah! I‘m sure you‘ll find some more picks for the Games before December! 😏😆 6mo
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5feet.of.fury
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🔥📖🍻
Kubica is hooking me immediately with this one.

tokorowilliamwallace Nice, with the sour and fire! 5mo
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AmaniX
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Amazing!!

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Nalbuque
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Meh? I‘m not a crime novel kinda person… sometimes I enjoy a thriller but this did not do much for me.

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TamTracy
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This was definitely a good book and I wanted to keep reading. It did drag a bit in the middle though and I really wanted it to just get to the end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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DimeryRene
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Been re-reading all of Ruth Ware. Decided to re-read all of Mary Kubica as well.

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Amoon
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Couldn‘t put it down (even when brushing my teeth and flat ironing my hair!) Told in 2 timelines: before, after the kidnapping. 4 POVs: Mia (kidnapped woman), Eve (her trophy wife mother), Colin ( the kidnapper) and Gabe, the police investigator. I enjoyed the non linear style and Mia‘s amnesia because we know she gets rescued, but we don‘t how . Moral - don‘t be a horrible, controlling father.

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Tracey3
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Mia thinks she is having a one-night stand. Instead, she is kidnapped and taken to a cabin deep in the woods while her family, well her mother, desperately waits for her to be found. Her father doesn‘t really seem to care too much about anything but himself. Meanwhile, as Mia and her captor coexist in the cabin, things get a bit interesting. The story is told in multiple narratives and it is also told on differing timelines as well.

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Dogearedcopy
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IIRC, this was a book that rode the tail of “The Gone Girl” rage a few years ago— so the only expectation I had going in was that there might be an unreliable narrator. I was so busy trying to figure out who was lying, that I didn‘t see the end coming!

Told in “Before” and “After” sections relative to a kidnapping and from different POVs, I might categorize this a Suspense novel rather than a Thriller.

🎧 Tom Taylorson and Andi Arndt nailed it.

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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A page-turner. I thought I had it all figured out, but of course, I didn't see the ending coming. I would definitely read another Kubica book.

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SailorJohn
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This story keeps you engaged throughout. From page 1 you are afraid of how the book might end. You will see.

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bookaddict30
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Starting Book 6 of August and Book 115 of 2020!!!

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MySharonaK
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As far as the story goes it was pretty interesting (though I didn‘t really care for the parts told from the detective‘s POV). Though a bit predictable at times and not exactly a thriller I did enjoy the story and how it unfolded. The big problem I had with the book is that the tone felt racist at times.

MySharonaK It was also very far from being pro-choice (I felt the author lectured the reader about that) 2y
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Efriedland
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Entertaining!

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runswithscissors007
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This one takes me along the lake, down a beautiful wooded trail and past my favourite house! It also gets me about an hour further into the tagged audio book! @Cuilin #litsybitsy. 💚💚💚

Cuilin @runswithscissors007 I‘d love to walk near a large body of water. Maybe over the weekend. Great walk. 3y
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runswithscissors007
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#Litsybitsy yep it snowed this morning. Another 4-ish km. That is how uncharacteristically in to this audio book I am. @Cuilin

Cuilin Wow 4 km! 👍 It snowed here last week and I refused to leave the house it upset me so much. 😳 Nicer today but cold. 3y
Andrew65 Read a couple of Mary Kubica books and enjoyed them both. Well done on the 4km 👏👏👏 3y
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runswithscissors007
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Thanks for the great idea @Cuilin

My audio walks had been flagging... As much as I actually have THE best neighbours IRL... The Good Neighbour was not making me excited to get out and audio walk. (What is wrong with me? The life of a A truly principled champion of children‘s development ... read by levar burton? And I kept not caring even a little bit! )
Tagged book? I will be out again tomorrow for another 4K walk least!!! #litsybitsy

Cuilin @runswithscissors007 4K, that‘s great. Yes you need a good audio book and a good narrator, helps with motivation. 💕 3y
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MinnieTimperley
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I don't read a lot of thrillers and the reason being I find the endings often overstretch plausibility or fall flat. Whilst this did not fall flat, I was disappointed in the ending. The flashback and multiple perspectives work really well to grip the reader and keep them guessing. ⭐⭐⭐ and a 1/2.

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MinnieTimperley
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#popsugarreadingchallenge2020: A book with the same title as a movie or tv show but is unrelated to it.

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SummerMom
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Excellent book. Refreshing writing . I am new to this author , plan on seeking out more of her titles.

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magyklyXdelish
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Starting another book from my #tbr that I found free with prime on kindle 💕

#booked2020 #readinggoals #bookworm #readingresolutions

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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I really want to read some chilling tales for October, but before then, I think I'll give The Good Girl a try. It's been sitting here waiting on me for what seems like evaaaaaa.

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Lexeegee
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Initially I was a little turned off by the back and forth time line. In the end,however, it really built the suspense of this book. @Sunraven thank you for this beautiful bookmark. I love the artwork!

Sunraven You‘re so welcome! I‘m glad you like it! 3y
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Lexeegee
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I am trying to read through my stack, this one has been there for a while. Does anyone else find that the more you read the BIGGER your TBR pile gets?

DimeryRene This is my favorite Kubica!! 3y
CollapsingLibrary I do 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ but I also think I read more because my TBR pile is so big 🤔🤷‍♀️ 3y
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MichelleB3
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I enjoyed this book and was well written but I‘m not sure it was the page turner thriller that I was expecting. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 3y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 3y
Dragonfairykats Welcome!!!! 3y
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3y
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Kappadeemom
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Visiting my roommate from college and hanging out on her houseboat #perfectreadingspot

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Bzosche
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Do we ever really know the truth..

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UnabridgedPod
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Mary Kubica's The Good Girl was *great* on audio--I listened on Audible, which featured a full cast reading--as it unraveled the story of Mia's kidnapping by Owen. The book alternates between past and present ("before" and "after") and a series of points of view through different narrators. There's a mystery in what happened when, in who is at fault, but there's a deeper mystery at the center of Mia's family: (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod her sister Grace, her father James, and her mother Eve, all of whom have a different view of who Mia is both before and after the kidnapping. As the story circles around the truth, spiraling toward a center, the tension increases, and I as a reader/listener felt I might truly undersatnd these characters. And then, another truth is revealed. Strong, compelling, and suspenseful thriller. 3y
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Krinak
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If you can, take a moment to check out my #bookstagram I follow those who follow me! 😊

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bookish_wookish
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Wooooo! I was not expecting this to be so good! I wasnt sure where the story was headed but i defintely didnt think it would end the way it did! So good!

gradcat I liked this one, too. It was a real surprise, I agree. 4y
bookish_wookish Yes! I love books like that! @gradcat 4y
Kaye The audio of this was excellent. 4y
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bookish_wookish
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Listening to this one at work. This is the first audiobook ive listened to that has more than one person reading. Its kind of hard to get used to!

AntoinetteBuchanan Im not a fan of the full cast style of recording. Generally I prefer a single narrator. 4y
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alisonrose
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I blew through this quickly and did like the way the author utilized time shifts and different POVs (tho the detective parts were meh), but overall I found this lackluster and trite. The “twist” was predictable if you‘ve read even a few thrillers or watched a few cop shows. And there was a lot that still made no sense even once we got that reveal. Also, a pet peeve of mine: much of the dialogue sounds nothing like how people actually talk. 2/5 ⭐️

Megabooks She is one of the few authors whose writing I just can‘t stand. (edited) 4y
alisonrose @Megabooks I‘ve read one other book of hers and it was okay, but yeah. She relies too heavily on metaphors that don‘t even fit and has her characters speak in prose rather than normal human dialogue 4y
8little_paws @alisonrose @megabooks also, to be blunt, she's racist. The bad guy here she kept commenting on how dark he was. 4y
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alisonrose @8little_paws YES. That really bugged me, how often she mentioned his skin color, and how the detective kept talking about how many POC lived in a certain place and such. 4y
Megabooks @8little_paws I read Don‘t You Cry and Pretty Baby. Those were enough to turn me off! I haven‘t read this one. Honestly, it doesn‘t surprise me that she did this. Plus, using “dark” as a descriptor rather than “black” or “Latino” I‘m sure makes some people feel like they‘re less racist. 🙄😤 4y
alisonrose @Megabooks Yeah, although she also compared his skin to like, whale blubber or something???? Like what white nonsense is that? 4y
8little_paws Yes that's right she tied race and poverty together closely. I read this like 4 years ago and still cannot get over how many people gave her racial comments a pass 4y
alisonrose @8little_paws Seriously. After this one I‘m not interested in reading more from her. 😒 4y
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You know how sometimes you read a line in a book and you just get the feeling it‘s the author speaking through their character? I could be wrong, and I hope I am, because this is some anti-choice bullshit, the definitive statement that of course she will feel nothing but guilt “for the rest of her life.” What next, is she gonna insist that getting an abortion will also give her cancer? 😠😠😠

suzisteffen 😡😡😡 yuck no! Ugh. 4y
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alisonrose
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We get about twenty cans. Chicken noodle, tomato soup, mandarin oranges, cream corn. The kind of food you find in a survival kit. The girl realizes this and says, “Maybe you don‘t plan to kill me right away,” and I say no, not until we‘ve eaten the cream corn.

[Okay, that made me snicker.]

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alisonrose
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Everything is garbage. Time to read. 😞 #nowreading

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Madison91
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I really have liked Mary kubica‘s novels as there are twists and turns along the way and this was no exception. The story line was good, the characters were likable, I just found it a little lackluster. A good story, easy reading.

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bexhodge94
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Just realised I forgot to post a picture of this book when I started it.... 🙈 ooops.

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bexhodge94
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50% through the good girl now. I do this all the time with books that when I first start reading them I feel like I‘m not digging it and probably won‘t get into it however over the last couple of days I‘ve found myself picking up the kindle every spare second that I have to read some more of this story. Really enjoying at the moment! 👍🏻

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CrimesAndCabernet
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I read many reviews that mentioned the plot and storyline was predictable but I don‘t agree. Sure there were bits and pieces that I saw coming but that Epilogue 😲👏🏻🙌🏻 well done Mary, well done, that one I did NOT see coming even a little bit. I can‘t wait to read more from this author!

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Jas16
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Sometime it is really nice to read something completely outside of your norm. Thank you again @AmyG for giving me this book. I read it one sitting.

AmyG I am so happy you enjoyed this! 4y
TheDaysGoBy I enjoyed this one too! Plot was pretty unique 4y
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jpellet
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I was not a huge fan of the way this book was organized. You find out the end result really early on, and then the rest of the book is filling in the details from the middle. Overall, it was a good book. A story about a young woman that is abducted, The Good Girl is told from three different perspectives, the kidnapper, the victim‘s mother, and the detective in charge of the case.

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Allthebookclubs
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I read this a couple of years ago for a book club and just picked it up again. It‘s really good, a very quick read. It‘s told from different perspectives and keeps you guessing. An emotional case of Stockholm syndrome for sure! Book 8 of 2019

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Canndor
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#audiobooking and #crafting
2 of my favorite things :)

1/2 way through this one and so far leaning towards a so-so rating.