The Good Girl: A Novel by Mary Kubica (2014)
In case you have never heard of the author:
She is into history and American Lit, and lives in Chicago. She has written two other best-sellers.
In case you have never heard of the book:
This thriller describes the life of Mia, before and after. Mia is a young woman, out to meet her boyfriend. When he doesn’t show, she leaves with a handsome stranger. That is when the trouble starts.
In case you wondered what I thought:
Mia, an independent twenty-something with loose ties to her family, goes missing.
Eve, Mia’s troubled mother, feels guilty about her missing daughter, and regret at her missed opportunities.
James, Mia’s father, a well-known judge and hard-ass, believes that Mia is out being irresponsible-not missing at all.
Colin, the kidnapper with a checkered past, and conscience, has a warm heart and opens up when he finds himself falling for his charge.
Gabe, the detective with an eye for Eve, and a priority to solve Mia’s case, sets out to make sure there is closure.
This book weaves a fine tale, but switches narrators and time-so you have to keep up. The full plan only reveals itself at the end-so stay invested.
Overall, an enjoyable read.