BOOK REVIEW: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

February 19, 2015

in Books

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“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.”

Wow. Just wow. I had heard mixed reviews about this book before starting it. But I couldn’t put it down!

Mary Kubica’s debut novel will keep you guessing. I am so excited, like geeky excited that there are all these incredibly smart thrillers coming out! My book nerd heart is rejoicing.

Kubica’s writing style is to the point. While she points out many specific details, you aren’t bogged down with too much scenery. The story is told from the point of view of four different characters: Eve, the mom, Mia, the daughter, Colin, the kidnapper, and Gabe, the detective. At times the narrative overlaps and you see the same event through a different character’s view.

The story moves swiftly, bouncing back and forth between before the kidnapping and after. I swallowed this book whole. Literally. I started it and only put it down out of necessity. I am giving the book 4 stars, 4 and a half stars. I don’t think it was life changing, which is what you have to be to get 5 starrs on my scale, but it was completely amazing.

4stars

0 stars – terrible
1 star – skip it
2 stars – ok
3 stars – enjoyable
4 stars – amazing
5 stars – life changing

 

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