Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Mary Kubica: The Good Girl


This book popped up on my Amazon recommendations, and for less than £2 I thought it was worth a shot.  The product description said it was one of the top ten General Fiction books of 2014 and compared it to Gone Girl which I love, so I was sold.


A compulsive debut that reveals how, even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems...
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...
I am a sucker for a crime-based thriller, so the description sounded right up my street.  The book is composed of a few threads running along side eachother: Mia, a girl who is kidnapped and taken to a cabin in the middle of nowhere; Colin, her captor; Eve, Mia's mother; and Gabe, the detective assigned Mia's case.

Throughout the story you read about fear, heartache, loss, love, hate and a possible case of Stockholm Syndrome.  The plot line and character development kept me interested from start to finish; I understood Mia, felt for Colin, hated the Judge and supported Gabe, however, it was the twist right at the end of the book which kept me thinking about this story for days after I'd finished it.  After reading so many crime books, I'm starting to spot the twist before they happen, but this one caught me off-guard, I didn't see it coming.  

A great read for a crime lover - definitely a 'roller coaster read'.

20 comments:

  1. Oh I bought this because it was cheap too, haven't read much yet but can't wait to read more now.
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    Lyndsey
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  2. deffo going to give this a read!! Love your blog i'm over at https://www.bloglovin.com/people/ravishingroses-4222521 if you fancy a follow :)xx

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  3. I've never heard of this book, but it definitely sounds like it's worth reading! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food & Lifestyle Blog

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  4. It looks nice :)

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  5. Ohh glad to hear this is good! I have it sitting on my kindle ready to read - definitely need to read it next! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Read it next! It's such a good read :)

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  6. I'm an avid crime fiction fan so this is totally up my alley. Will have to add it to my never-ending list.

    Sarah x
    sarahinwonderland.co.uk

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    1. I feel like I have one of those too! Forever finding new books to add to my amazon wishlist!

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  7. Thanks for the recommendation, I can always read some crime fiction! x
    eastofsiam.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too, my favourite genre at the moment!

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  8. This sounds so good! I might have to give it a go :) xx

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    1. its fantastic, i loved every page

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  9. I'll definitely have to add this to my to-read list! Sounds like its a good one :)

    Orlagh xo
    orlagh-mc.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I love that you have book reviews on your blog! I am always looking for new books to read and this sounds really intriguing. I am going to go pick it up right now on Amazon!

    Hilary | The Beauty Collective

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    1. ah thank you so much lovely :) I read so many books I might as well review them!
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