Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Good Girl - Review and Give-away


Eve was completely surprised by the phone call. The caller, her daughter's friend, had exhausted all other possibilities looking for Mia and in desperation hoped that Mia might just be with her mother. Mia has disappeared. Immediately a search is organized for the daughter of a well-known Chicago judge and his socialite wife.

Told from the perspectives of Eve, Mia's mother; Gabe, the detective assigned to the case and Colin, the man who kidnapped Mia, The Good Girl by Mary Kubica is a page-turning mystery with plenty of twists and turns.

I've been in a bit of a reading slump--my nightstand overflowing with half finished books. I knew the She Reads Twitter chat with Mary was coming up and so I pulled The Good Girl from my shelves hoping that it would keep my easily distracted mind interested to the conclusion. It was exactly what I needed to break the bad pattern.

I especially enjoyed seeing the mystery unfold from the perspective of the perpetrator. This is a rare treat and being in his confused and dangerous mind was fascinating. The structure of the novel being told by three narrators with some sections before and after enhanced the mystery and the character development. The style was different but even as a debut author, Kubica makes it work.

The mystery kept me guessing but provided enough clues so the shocking ending was still plausible. With interesting characters; a fast-paced plot and an intriguing mystery, Kubica delivers a satisfying thriller without the gore.

**There is a character who swears.**


The Good Girl is published by MIRA and released in July 2014. The paperback printing of The Good Girl by Mary Kubica is out now and to celebrate I have a hardcover copy of The Good Girl to give away to one lucky reader.

To enter leave a comment on this post. The give-away will be open to entries until Friday, February 27th at 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments and be announced on Saturday, February 28th. US only.

**I received a complimentary copy of The Good Girl through She Reads. The give away copy was provided by the publishers. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.**

27 comments:

MissSusie said...

I've had this one on my wishlist for awhile would love to get it read!

Rheanna said...

I need something to get me out of my reading slump!!! Sounds good!

Megan said...

I saw you rated this one highly on Goodreads, so I'd definitely be interested!

Anonymous said...

I want to read this book so much. I keep hearing about it on all the reading blogs I follow.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Kelly
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Becky said...

I am not a big reader for personal enjoyment right now. This might be the right book. :-)

Kelliann Barton said...

I'd love to win this book ☺️!

nette said...

Me! Pick me!

Yvonne said...

This sounds like a great book!

Kelly M said...

Love your reviews! I've been wanting to read this one.

Jandi said...

This sounds like a fun read!

Debbie Doyle said...

This has been on my "to read" list for awhile. Thank you for offering the opportunity to win a copy!

T Freddy said...

I haven't read a book in a while.

Lynne said...

I love to read and this sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading.

Kim Reid said...

I love a good mystery, sounds great!

Thanks,
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Kristie said...

Looks like a great read! Sounds unique. I'm always looking for a new author. Thanks for your honest review. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Jessica said...

This sounds like a great book to help me get out of my own reading slump.

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Vicki Geslak said...

Sounds like a good read! Thanks for the giveaway!

Diana said...

Looks like a book I'd like to read
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Jen said...

A new reading group has got my passion for reading back again! I am on fire. I'd love this!

amy tolley (amylynn73) said...

this book sounds great i would love to read this story ty for this chance

Nancy said...

This sounds like an interesting book. I'd like to read it!

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bloomerbear said...

This book does sound interesting ! I don't know if I have ever read a book that the perertrator is telling the story. This maybe the first! Thanks for the chance

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thank you

emeraldmaz said...

I would love this book. I love reading and reviewing books. emeraldmaz@yahoo.com

Remus said...

This is on my must read book.... it sounds captivating

cindy jones said...

I have this book on my must read list on goodreads.

Tracy Gregory said...

I would really love to read this! Such a great review. Thank you for the chance

phxbne said...

I am intrigued to read this!