Kat's Review of The Good Girl by Mary Kubika

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My Rating: 3/5

Availability: Hardback, Paperback (due Feb 15),  Kindle, Audio, Nook and Kobo

Synopsis: 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 colour of her eyes or what they look like when they're scared. But I will.

Mia Dennett can't resist a one-night stand with the enigmatic stranger she meets in a bar.

But going home with him might turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life...


An addictively suspensful and tautly written thriller, The Good Girl is a compulsive debut that reveals how, even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems...

My Review:  A lot of readers and reviewers were comparing this book to the book Gone Girl, however as I haven’t read this I had no comparison to make. Mia Dennett gets abducted and taken to a cabin in the woods (maybe not the most original storyline). 

The beginning started off well, however I was a little bemused at the disjointed way of trying to write from 3 perspectives. We get to see chapters from the perspective of Mia's Mother Eve, the detective assigned to the case, Gabe and Colin the abductor. 

As a debut it certainly wasn’t bad, however at around the halfway mark I was trying to muster some enthusiasm towards the characters. The writing was certainly there in terms of skill and there seemed to be quite a bit of suspense going on, but I found that I just didn’t care what happened to Mia. The story progressed nicely and towards the end I certainly liked the twist.

I think I will certainly look for more work by this author and it was a pretty good debut. I just thought that it was a little lacking somewhere along the line. Or maybe the whole locked in a cabin thing is too clichéd? I certainly thought it was a decent read, it just didn’t tick a lot of boxes for me in other areas.  

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