Review: Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica

Title: Don’t You Cry
Author: Mary Kubica
Pages: 320
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Source: Free ARC from Harlequin

Rating: A

Note: As stated under the Source (above), I received this book for free from Harlequin via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review (and trust me, honest is always what you’ll get).

Review: Mary Kubica is another new-to-me author that I’ve heard tons about. I’ve had her debut novel The Good Girl on my Kindle for awhile, but just hadn’t gotten to it yet. However, quite a few of my book group buddies have been drooling over the upcoming release of Don’t You Cry so I figured I’d dig in and see what their raving was all about.

What a craftily written thriller this one is! Honestly, I thought for certain I knew what the deal was, and I was right about a small fragment of it (we’re talking like, a tiny piece of confetti small), but holy macaroni, I did not see the ending coming. Nope. Never entered my mind. There were hints at the truth, but nothing concrete enough to really grab onto. So. Floored. And that is truly the best part of reading a thriller/mystery because it’s not very entertaining if you figure it out early on. Skillfully written and well thought out. Kubica is a mastermind.

In terms of suspense, while I was eager to figure out what was going on, I was never quite on the edge of my seat. Invested in the outcome? Certainly. Did I wish last night that I wasn’t sick so that I could read just a little more before falling asleep? Yes. But it never got quite to the level of intense for me. I just really, really wanted to know what the deal was.

As for the ending…well, I’m pretty mad about one turn of events, and a little frustrated that there wasn’t a little more meat to the romance angle. Actually, I think I’m just a little confused about why it was part of the story at all. But, it didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the book.

Definitely a book I’d recommend. Definitely an author I’ll read again.

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