Book Review: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

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Review by: Bethany
Genre: Fiction – Mystery
Format: Paperback
Page count: 352 pages
Rating: 4/5 stars
In stock: Yes

The Good Girl is not what you think it is. I was going into it ready to read the typical “next Gone Girl” that I so enjoy on the regular, but I got something a little different.

Please thank Goodreads for the following blurb:

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.

 The book takes place before and after Mia’s abduction, which is an interesting juxtapose, especially during chapters featuring Mia’s mother – I almost feel like she’s the most affected character in this book.

The Good Girl seems to wrap up nicely at the end, but there’s a twist in (literally) the last two pages that made my jaw drop. So, you know, mentally prepare yourself for that. It changed my perspective on the entire novel. What did I just read?

I’ve now learned to never make assumptions. Read this book.

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2 Responses to Book Review: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

  1. Resa says:

    I’ve been putting this one off for the same reason. I keep thinking it’s just another “Gone Girl” even if it sounded good. But you’ve convinced me it’s time to go out and get a copy to see what it’s all about.


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