Friday, August 30, 2019

The Good Girl (Mary Kubica)

I've been wanting to read Mary Kubica's The Good Girl for a long time, but I just never got around to it. When I finally picked it up, I was sucked right into the story. However, the predictability set in pretty quickly, and the ending was not much of a surprise.

One night, Mia Dennett goes to a bar to meet her boyfriend, but when the boyfriend doesn't show up, she leaves with someone else, Colin Thatcher. Colin has been tasked by the guy he is working for to deliver Mia to a specific location. But he can't bring himself to do it and takes her to a secluded cabin in Minnesota instead. The book is told from three different points of view and goes back and forth between before she is returned to her family and after.

The reader doesn't hear directly from Mia until the epilogue, which I found wise. It was interesting to hear the story instead told from Mia's mother, Colin, and an investigator on the case. When we do finally hear from Mia, what she says, to me, is a big letdown but not really surprising. This book has been recommended for fans of Gone Girl, but except for similar titles, there is not much of a comparison.