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4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Kubica Narrator: Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, Andi Arndt Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“I’ve been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she has her dry cleaning done, where she works. I don’t know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she’s scared. But I will.”

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life.

Colin’s job was to abduct Mia as part of a wild extortion plot and deliver her to his employers. But the plan takes an unexpected turn when Colin suddenly decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota, evading the police and his deadly superiors. 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 compulsive debut that reveals how, even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A twisty, roller-coaster ride of a debut. Fans of Gone Girl will embrace this equally evocative tale of a missing woman, shattered family, and the lies we tell not just to each other but especially to ourselves.”

    Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Touch and Go

  • “A cleverly constructed suspense thriller.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “There are lots of twists and turns in this novel, but I really didn’t see the last one coming. Its comparisons to Gone Girl and The Silent Wife are deserved.”

    Huffington Post

  • "The Good Girl provides a very good mystery.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • “[Kubica’s] masterful handling of plot makes The Good Girl hard to put down.”

    Columbus Dispatch

  • "The Good Girl has everything going for it. A fresh new style…the denouement will stun.”

    Florida Times-Union

  • “Told in the alternating points of view of Colin, Eve, and Gabe, this intriguing debut is riveting from the start—and the ending does not disappoint…The old adage ‘all is not what it seems’ applies here as Kubica delivers a tense psychological thriller.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Almost nothing turns out as expected, which, along with the novel’s structure and deep Midwestern roots, will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl. Unlike that dazzling duel between what prove to be a pair of sociopaths, this girl has heart—which makes it all the more devastating when the author breaks it.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Narrator Johnny Heller is featured as Detective Gabe Hoffman in this gritty thriller for listeners with nerves of steel…Tom Taylorson delivers the kidnapper’s story of love and betrayal in hard, cold tones. In contrast, Lindy Nettleton’s soft British voice conveys the mother’s horror over the abduction of her daughter. The narrators alternate chapters, describing events before and after Mia’s rescue. Mia’s character is silent until the epilogue, the final fifteen minutes of this sad story of a broken home and betrayal. This chilling mystery tugs at the heartstrings.”

    AudioFile

  • “An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller…a propulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems.”

    BookBub.com, 1 of 9 Books That Are So Much More Than the Next Gone Girl

  • “This excellent debut is compulsively readable and highly recommended for anyone who loves a mystery, a suspense tale, or a psychological puzzle.”

    Library Journal

  • “Kubica’s debut thriller builds suspense steadily and will have readers guessing what’s really going on until the final pages.”

    Booklist

  • “A high-intensity thriller, a psychological puzzle that will keep readers on their toes.”

    BookPage

  • “Kubica’s psychological thriller centers on the abduction of a young teacher…[In] very readable prose, she makes the characters engaging and moves the story along at a good clip.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • On the August 2014 Indie Next List
  • An August 2014 Amazon Best Book of the Month in Fiction
  • A BookPage Book of the Day in August 2014
  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014
  • A Suspense Magazine Best Book of 2014
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Voice Arts Award Nominee
  • A Pop Sugar Pick for 9 Audiobooks to Listen to on Your Next Long Roadtrip
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