Book Over-Review: The Good Girl



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The Good Girl by Mary Kubica is one of the best books I've read this year. I was sucked in and couldn't put it down from the moment I started reading it. It's an extremely suspenseful thriller that takes you through a gamut of emotions from frightened to intrigued then to happy and back to terribly sad. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read something a little different that will keep you guessing until the very end!

The book starts with a kidnapping of Mia, which takes place in a dive bar after she was stood up by her boyfriend. You are introduced to this seemingly charming man Colin who flirts with Mia and convinces her he is what she needs after another disappointing night by her boyfriend. Then you are immediately thrown into this hostile situation and you wonder if she will make it out alive. You can't help but feel frightened for Mia as she was taken advantage of and is now in serious trouble and by more than just Colin.

As you continue the story you realize that everything is not as it seems and you will find yourself playing a detective role. The book jumps around from the present to several months prior to the incident. The author writes from multiple points of view, which gives you a unique perspective on the character's thoughts. You get a glimpse in the head of Mia Dennett, her mom Eva, Colin Thatcher, and the detective, Gabe. These characters' lives will dramatically change throughout the novel, some for the better and some definitely for the worse. The best part is that you can't predict the ending when you start reading. You truly have to put the pieces together from each page you read. The characters will surprise you and make you want to learn more about them. This is a hunker-down in a comfy spot kind of read, that is perfect for a blistering cold day. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Read my other book over-reviews here:
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand
Circling the Sun by Paula McClain
The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig

10 comments:

  1. Ooh, adding this to my must read list! It sounds so good!

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    1. I'm reading Pretty Baby by the same author and it's super good too :)

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  2. Hey!! New follower! I found your post today on September Farm! I LOVE that Savannah made it into your post :) I'm from Georgia and Savannah is about an hour from where my Husband grew up on the Georgia coast!!

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    1. Yay! So glad to have you here in my little world :) I was actually born in Warner Robins, GA. My dad was in the Air Force so we only lived there for a couple years. I love GA though! So beautiful!!

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  3. Read your post on September Farm! Glad to check out your blog!

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  4. Saw you on September Farm! I loved The Good Girl! I went and checked out her other books too since I enjoyed it so much. Glad to have found your blog.

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    1. So glad that you made your way over to my blog :) So fun meeting new people!

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  5. visiting from September Farm, I LOVE Savannah, glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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    1. Yay so glad that you made your way to my blog :)

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