Waiting On…The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

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This week I’m waiting on…

Title The Good Girl
Author Mary Kubica
Pages 352 Pages
Genre Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Publisher Harlequin MIRA
To Be Published July 29th, 2014
Find It On Goodreads

“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.”

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, 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.

Colin’s job was to abduct Mia as part of a wild extortion plot and deliver her to his employers. But the plan takes an unexpected turn when Colin suddenly decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota, evading the police and his deadly superiors. 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 compulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems…

Ever since I devoured Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects in a single sitting last year, I’ve been on the lookout for new adult thrillers to read, desperate to recapture the magic and excitement I had experienced once before. Thankfully, it seems as though Harlequin is more than ready and able to meet this demand. The story of a woman abducted and held in an elaborate extortion plot, only to have her captor’s intentions shift for some as-yet-unknown reason, Mary Kubica’s The Good Girl promises to be everything I’ve been searching for and more. Even better? This book will be available in less than a month! There’s nothing quite so discouraging as becoming excited about a novel only to learn that its release is upwards of one year away and, for better or worse, patience has never been my strong suit. I absolutely can’t wait to discover all the elaborate twists and turns of this narrative and have the opportunity to delve a little more deeply into a genre that promises to become a new favourite.

13 responses to “Waiting On…The Good Girl by Mary Kubica”

  1. I’ve never read an adult thriller but this one sounds like a good place to start! =)
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  2. Hmm.. I don’t think I’m into adult and a thriller. Hope you like it though!

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  3. It sounds like a really intense story. I wonder if the captive falls for her captive? Hmm…interesting. Great pick 🙂

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  4. This sounds SO GOOD! I love thrillers. This is such a great choice. Definitely going to check it out when it’s released.
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  5. Kirsty-Marie says:

    Okay, I don’t read Adult that much but damn, I can’t wait to read this!

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  6. Nemo says:

    I’ve heard about this one! it sounds intense! and i like the fact that from the blurb it’s probably going to be different POV’s

    Nemo @ Blame it on the Book

  7. This one sounds very interesting. It’s not my normal type of book, but I do like to try things outside my genre.

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  8. Arlene says:

    I’ve seen this one around lately and it has really got my attention! Great pick!

    This sounds really interesting! Great pick!

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  9. I’m not big on contemporaries, but I love thrillers, so I think I”ll add this one to my TBR list. Great pick!

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  10. Keely says:

    I’ve never heard of this before, it sounds good. I hope you enjoy it.

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  11. Eileen says:

    Wow, this book sounds really intense!! I haven’t read any adult novels yet but this looks like a great one to try! Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. Kerry says:

    I’ve never really read many adult thrillers, but this one does sound interesting. Cool pick!

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  13. Yes, I want to read this one too 😀

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