Mary Kubica has been popular for quite some time, and so I’ve been anxious to try her out as a thriller writer, and I’m so glad I finally did.
In The Good Girl, Mia Dennett, daughter of the well-known Judge Dennett, leaves a bar with a stranger and ends up kidnapped and in the run with her abductor. As the police start an investigation, it comes to light that the prestigious family has secrets, and chaotic emotions swirl beneath the surface.
A mixture of chapters from before the rescue, day of the rescue, and the weeks after–from various points of view–The Good Girl will catch you off guard, unless you pay attention to the small details, and even then, things aren’t quite what they seem.
Without giving too much away, The Good Girl leaves you with lots of questions about what was real and what was a performance. And you’ll have to decide those for yourself. But Kubica creates compelling characters with depth, a mixture of good and bad in each one to remind you that they’re human too, and shows that people can be capable of surprising actions, if they find the right motivation.
If you’re looking for a thriller that will keep you guessing just like it’s detectives, The Good Girl is for you. You won’t be disappointed.