Book of The Day
“Don’t You Cry” by Mary Kubica
In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she’s the person Quinn thought she knew.
Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister than he ever expected.
As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, and Alex is drawn further under the stranger’s spell, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes readers on a taut and twisted thrill ride that builds to a stunning conclusion and shows that no matter how fast and far we run, the past always catches up with us in the end…
Another book down from my Mysteries & Thrillers list. Finally!
Truthfully, I was a little let down with this one. I previously read Mary’s other works, “The Good Girl” and “Pretty Baby” and they were amazing. They were full of suspense and twists. The adrenaline levels with those were high. “Don’t You Cry” fell a little flat for me.
I wasn’t invested in any of the characters and I honestly didn’t even care what happened to them. The book seemed to drag until the end. I unfortunately figured out the story before it was revealed. The review on the cover says single white female on steroids but it wasn’t. The thrill was lackluster to me.
I will say though that it wasn’t completely horrible. I finished the book which means there were some enjoyable aspects of it. Trust me, I will put a book down and not pick it back up if I just can’t stand to read it anymore. I was just disappointed. I think maybe if I hadn’t read her previous novels I would’ve enjoyed it more because I wouldn’t have had anything to compare it to. If you’ve never read anything by Mary Kubica you might like this one. The storyline was there it just needed to be amped up for my taste.
Have you read Mary’s other books? How do you think this one compares to those? Did you read “Don’t You Cry” and love it? I’d love to hear your perspectives.