- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: MIRA (29 July 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0778316556
- ISBN-13: 978-0778316558
- Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 2.8 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
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The Good Girl Hardcover – 29 Jul 2014
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"A twisty, roller coaster ride of a debut. Fans of Gone Girl will embrace this equally evocative tale."
-Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Kubica's powerful debut...will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Psychologically rich and pulse pounding, The Good Girl had me hooked from the very first sentence and didn't let go until the final word."
-Heather Gudenkauf, bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Little Mercies
"[Kubica's] masterful handling of plot makes The Good Girl hard to put down."
-The Columbus Dispatch
"The Good Girl has everything going for it. A fresh new style...the denouement will stun. I look forward to Kubica's next novel."
"A cleverly constructed suspense thriller."
-Chicago Tribune, Printer's Row
"The Good Girl provides a very good mystery."
-Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A high-intensity thriller, a psychological puzzle that will keep readers on their toes."
"Mary Kubica's The Good Girl will surely captivate."
-Chicago Book Review
"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."
About the Author
Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE GOOD GIRL and PRETTY BABY. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children and enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter.See all Product description
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To take the book at its face value, then it is your typical Stockholm syndrome in play but this is perhaps one of those books where story or plot does not matter as the entire book is strong with all the emotions and characters that you barely get the time to look the story as the bigger picture.
The good Girl is all about strong emotional narration of the characters involved. The book deals A-Z of all the struggles, personal turmoil and conflicts of the characters. Its very intense and cuts you deep because the currents and emotions are running that strong.
There is a story strong enough to hold you but more that that it’s the characters that hold you to the book. It is not going to be an easy read if you are emotional kind of reader and have tendency of shedding tears or sending your heart on a monster ride at drop of a hat because trust me the book will tear you apart with its roller coaster ride.
The book moves tremendously smooth and fast in its track and in spite of dealing with the bold and raw emotions of the characters there Is still pieces of mystery and suspense that keeps fitting itself into the general puzzle and the narration technique is used in a way that the major revelations hit you at the beginning itself and then slowly unravels the rest of the pieces and it is done so effectively that you won’t find the interest dropping till the very end.
If the book does not appeal to anybody then it has to be because of the high level of EQ (Emotional Quotient) of the book and maybe lack of too many spiced up events but that is where I loved the book for keeping it plain and natural and not glamorizing anything be it the romance or the whole investigation. I thought the realistic treatment of the events in the book and the kind of emotional responses the characters gives, makes it easy to absorb and feel natural
The book is not for those who can’t bear emotional roller coasters of the characters or who cannot sit through high voltage EQ. I found the book to be extremely jolting and welded with powerful storytelling and characters. The whole book is psychological outlook and treatment of how a single event changed the lives of all those who was involved. The book is character based. Yes the core plot is of suspense and mystery but more than that the book deals with the characters and their emotional strengths and weakness. Its really powerful
This is story about a girl who went missing sometime before Xmas. The guy who was supposed to kidnap and deliver the girl to his boss, fell in love with the girl. So he didn't deliver the girl to his boss, instead he took the girl to a far away cabin in the middle of nowhere, where nobody could find her. Colin, the guy gains the trust of the girl and grew more attached to the girl with each passing day. The girl realized that Colin meant well. He doesn't want to harm her, so she relaxed around him and their bond grew stronger. They shared the secrets and tales of each other's lives. When both of them decided that they want to stay together, so they will run away and start a new life together somewhere nobody would find them, unfortunately police found them. Girl was shocked and wanted to defend so she thrust a gun to Colin's hand, seeing that police misinterpreted that so they shot Colin. Now the girl only think about Colin and the time they spent together. She had to live her life knowing the fact that the man she loved was dead and he was dead because of her. If she hadn't put the gun in Colin's hand, he might have been alive.
It's very sad and didnt go well at the end. Life is like that. Not everything goes well. Great characters and great plot. There is one more mystery at the end.
I can’t say I liked this book from the first page. The story is narrated from the perspectives of Mia, Colin, Eve and Gabe. The narration also switches from before the incident and after the incident. So initially, it was difficult to stay interested. But I had a feeling that there was something more in here. And I was right. Somewhere after almost 12-14 switches between “before and after” and putting every character’s perspective in place, I started getting a hang of the plot. And it became slightly interesting.
Mia Dennett is a not so favorite child of the renowned Judge James Dennett and a homely and lovable Eve Dennett. Due to differences with her parents, she starts staying away from them. And then she goes missing. Just vanishes into thin air. When she reappears, Mia has become Chloe. And Chloe does not remember anything about the last few months or about being kidnapped. The story moves parallely in two parts: in one part, Mia and Colin, her alleged kidnapper, who are oblivious to the chaos in the media over Mia’s disappearance struggle to survive in a brutal weather and minimal survival resources; whereas in the Eve and Gabe’s part of the story, they struggle to gather clues which could somehow lead them to Mia. In the last few chapters, the story becomes thrilling. However, at the end of the story when the actual plot is exposed, I was partially surprised and partially disappointed. I felt the storyline itself was better off without that last twist.
I was put off initially by its plausible similarity with the The Gone Girl but I don’t think that is justified. Both are comfortable in their own places. While I completely disliked the The Gone Girl, I can’t say I regret picking up this one.
If you have a higher patience quotient and like suspense thrillers, you might actually enjoy this one. For me, it was an average read.
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