Review: Local Woman Missing – Mary Kubica

Local Woman Missing

Mary Kubica

HQ Fiction

Harper Collins

ISBN:9781867226369

Description:

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.

My View:

I have mixed feelings about this one. The premise is exciting, the first few chapters are captivating, the red herrings are well planted. However, I wasn’t captivated, I wasn’t staying up late to finish …and a few situations just didn’t sit well with me – no spoilers but interested to hear what others think…and whilst the ending was very clever it also was too neat a wrap up for my liking.

Maybe this is more about me? Lately I have been finding the genres I usually are drawn to are just not doing it for me. Is it because I am super busy? (It’s Open Studios here in 4 weeks and I have a lot of prep work to do) Is it because I have read too much of the one genre and need a break from that for a while? I will try mixing up my reading a little more.  Sorry Mary – I have loved your previous works but just didn’t love this one.

4 thoughts on “Review: Local Woman Missing – Mary Kubica

  1. That sort of thing has happened to me, too, Carol. There are some books that just don’t do it for you, even if it’s an author whose work you usually love. And I agree; sometimes life circumstances and even mood play a big role in what we (don’t) love.

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