#BlogTour Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica

 It’s my turn on the BlogTour Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica.

About the Author

Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many novels. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. Mary lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children. 

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About the book

People don’t just disappear without a trace… Shelby Tebow is the first to go missing. Not long after, Meredith Dickey and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, vanish just blocks away from where Shelby was last seen, striking fear into their once-peaceful community. Are these incidents connected? After an elusive search that yields more questions than answers, the case eventually goes cold.

Now, eleven years later, Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what they’ll find…

In this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense and New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried. 


Wow, that’s messed up – typical Kubica though.

Shelby isn’t exactly going where she said she was going when she disappeared. Then not long after another woman and her six-year-old child also vanish. Are the events connected and if so what the heck is going on? Where are Delilah and her mother Meredith?

This dual timeline story goes from the past – before the disappearances, and eleven years into the future when one of them reappears out of the blue. The loved ones have difficulty accepting the return. The victim isn’t the same person she was before she vanished.

It’s a dark domestic thriller that is a bit like a maze with many corridors leading to the conclusion, although there are plenty of red herrings. To be fair I felt as if some of the questions were left unanswered, not all of the threads were tied off neatly. Just a bit frustrating (wonders if I should email the author and ask where xyz is?).

At times it seems as if everyone gets lost in the many different threads, both the readers and the author. As if the it ends up somewhere completely unexpected and not entirely planned. It doesn’t change the fact it’s a good read though.

Buy Local Woman Missing at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher ‏: ‎HQ pub date 18 May 2021. Buy at Amazon comAt Waterstones.

#BlogTour The Other Mrs by Mary Kubica

Today it’s an absolute pleasure to have a book by Mary Kubica on the blog again, and as usual The Other Mrs does not disappoint.

About the Author

Mary Kubica is the New Yok Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl and Pretty Baby. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children and enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter.

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About the book

Every marriage has its secrets…

When Sadie moves with her husband Will and their two children to a tiny coastal town, it’s a fresh start. Will swears the affair he was having back in the city is over and Sadie believes him. But their new beginning is tainted when a local woman is murdered leaving Sadie convinced there’s a killer in their midst.

Hot-headed, beautiful Camille is obsessively in love with Will. She’s even prepared to follow him thousands of miles to stake out his new home in secret – and in doing so, becomes the only witness to a brutal crime.

But who is Camille really, and what is her connection to the dead woman? And as the murder investigation deepens, whose secret will be revealed as the darkest of them all?


When it comes to writing reviews for a Kubica book I always find myself wondering how far I can go, because there is always the kind of twist, which if revealed, would spoil the read completely. So, with that in mind I will try to capture the gist of this riveting read.

Sadie is torn between starting a new life with her family, a life that doesn’t involve the temptation of her husband Will straying again or her eldest son going off the rails, and having to live in an isolated area with Will’s niece. Imogen recently lost her mother and is angered by the fact she, her house and their belongings have become the property of her uncle and his wife.

Having to deal with a rebellious teen, who appears to be in self destruction mode and perhaps even volatile, is just one more thing to worry about on top of a philandering husband and disturbed son. Then to top it all off a woman in their street is murdered and Sadie starts to suspect the people closest to her aren’t being very generous with the truth.

Little does she know that Camille, the bit on the side, has followed them all the way out there and is determined to keep a tight grip on Will. She takes what she wants when she wants it, regardless of the damage she leaves in her wake.

It’s a psychological and domestic thriller – a tale of crumbling walls and fragile minds. Once again Kubica manages to deceive, divert and whilst doing so captivate the reader. Nothing is as it appears to be in this elusive story of doubt, betrayal, trust and obsession.

As much as would like to go into the finer details of the story, which the author refers to in the author’s note – it would give the game away. Enjoy this tale of deception, delusion and misconceptions for the great read it is.

Buy The Other Mrs at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: HQ pub date 5 March 2020 – Paperback £7.99 – Ebook £3.99 – Audiobook £12.99. Buy at Amazon comBuy at Waterstones.

Read my review of Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica.

Blog-Tour: Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

I am delighted to be taking part in the Blog-Tour for Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica. I am partial to a wee bit of Kubica, because she writes the kind of story that messes with your head. There is no definitive line between good or bad guy. Kubica explores the grey areas no person wants to acknowledge. The wasteland between black and white, and the darkest depths of human nature. In Every Last Lie she turns a spotlight on despair, grief and the emotional quagmire of an unexpected tragedy.

About Mary Kubica

Mary Kubica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and American Literature from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She lives near Chicago with her husband and two children.

Mary Kubica’s first book, The Good Girl, was one of the first psychological thrillers to the market. It has been optioned for TV by Anonymous Content, the production company behind the TV series True Detective and films Winter’s Bone, Babel and Being John Malkovich.

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Buy Every Last Lie

About the book

She always trusted her husband…Until he died.

Clara Solberg’s world shatters when her husband and four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed.

But when Maisie starts having nightmares, Clara becomes obsessed that Nick’s death was far more than just an accident.

Who wanted Nick dead? And, more importantly, why? Clara will stop at nothing to find out the truth – even if it makes her question whether her entire marriage has been a lie…


Kubica likes to twist the truth and stretch the lies to create the kind of read that makes you doubt and wonder whether everything is as it seems. Her characters are always balancing precariously on the boundary between good and evil. Grey areas are her forte instead of the usual black or white ones.

Clara is in the stressful and tiring months of taking care of a new baby. She has a picture perfect family, even if she is a wee bit too tired to notice at the moment. So exhausted that she doesn’t notice her husband and young daughter haven’t returned home. She is completely overwhelmed by the news of their accident and unable to process that she will never see Nick again.

Her grief is overridden by the suspicion that Nick was murdered and she is determined to prove it. The niggling doubt in her mind or rather her refusal to accept the official truth makes her seem unreliable and possibly unstable. All the doubts and disbelief are compounded by the nightmares Maisie starts having, and the things she has to say about the night of the accident.

What I liked the most about this particular Kubica story was the obsession. Clara is completely consumed by the thought that her husband was killed, as opposed to the accident just being a careless quirk of fate. She doesn’t care about the facts, the possible scenarios or plain old common sense.

It is an incredible mixture of emotional turmoil. Kubica has combined the various stages of grief with the constructed frame of a psychological thriller, and the result is an unexpected pleasure. Clara is like us, faced with the normal banality and difficulties of life. A hungry baby and a distressed young daughter, an empty bank account and the responsibility of taking care of her elderly relatives.

It could happen to any of us, which is why this read will probably resonate with a lot of readers. It combines the fears we have and perhaps even the realities we have had to endure. When a tragedy occurs it sends most people into a tailspin, some never completely recover from them. It only takes one moment of distraction or recklessness to change many lives, and I suspect that thought is the one which will remain with most readers after reading Every Last Lie.

Buy Every Last Lie at AmazonUK or go to Goodreads for any other retailer.

Read Pretty Baby, Don’t You Cry and The Good Girl by Mary Kubica.

Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica

don't you cryKubica plots are like Chinese puzzle boxes. You have to wrack your brains to get to the solution, which usually means having to literally think out of the box.

The story starts with Quinn’s room-mate disappearing. Not that she notices straight away, in fact in takes her a while to figure out Esther isn’t just busy.

Quinn quickly becomes paranoid about the whole situation. She thinks Esther is a killer, a killer who is now stalking Quinn. It changes everything and all the clues appear in a completely different light. Now she starts to investigate Esther as the perpetrator, as opposed to the victim.

Simultaneously the reader also follows the story of Alex. The son of a drunk, a loner fighting to survive from one day to the next. He is enamoured with a young woman he has named Pearl. He watches her spy on someone else every day. Alex is working up the courage to speak to her. There is just something so enthralling about her.

The stories seem completely unconnected and it isn’t even clear whether they are in the same era, which makes the read all the more interesting.

Once again Kubica manages to draw the audience in and keep them guessing till the end. It’s a mystery within a mystery with a twist at the end.

Buy Don’t You Cry at Amazon UK or go to Goodreads for any other retailer.

Read Pretty Baby and The Good Girl by Mary Kubica.

UPDATE: New Date: Blog-Tour Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

****UPDATE****Pretty Baby Blog-Tour 16th – 26th August

The Pretty Baby Blog-Tour has a new start date! This Tuesday on the 18th till the 26th of August.

On the 23rd of August 2015 it is my turn on the Blog-Tour for Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica. I hope you will join me for my review of Pretty Baby and a wicked Q&A with Mary Kubica.


If you wish to follow the blog-tour and find out what my fellow bloggers have to say just click on the links below. You are in for a veritable treat and variety of guest posts, Q&A’s and reviews.

18th August at wordsfromareader.weebly.com and off-the-shelfbooks.blogspot.co.uk

19th August at reviewedthebook.co.uk

20th August at thewelshlibrarian.blogspot.co.uk

21st August at rebeccabradleycrime.com

22nd August at bestcrimebooksandmore.co.uk

23rd August right here & cherylmmbookblog.blogspot.co.uk 

24th August at chouett.com

25th August at  lizlovesbooks.com

26th August at crimethrillergirl.com

See you on the 23rd of August!