I tend to only read thriller type novels for book club or if they’re bestsellers and coming out in a movie soon. I don’t know why I don’t read more, as I tend to really enjoy them. This popular one fit the bill for a book that you can’t put down and when it ends, you’re first words are along the lines of “say what?!”
“I’ve been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she works. I don’t know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she’s scared. But I will.”
One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life.
When Colin decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota instead of delivering her to his employers, Mia’s mother, Eve, and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them. But no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family’s world to shatter.
An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller, The Good Girl is a propulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems.
As I mentioned, this book had me hooked from the first page and I really liked how Kubica used three points of view to tell the story. It wasn’t too much and brought a unique vibe to the story. You learn about each character and why they are the way they are through these voices.
Another reason I enjoyed this book, is readers see that sometimes what is on the surface level of people, can’t be explained in black and white terms. What leads people to do the things they do? It might not always be what it seems.
Are y’all into thriller type novels? I admit I feel like I should now expand my collection. Any suggestions?
(Heads up: Slight language)