Wednesday 9 June 2021

#BlogTour Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica

It's my turn on the BlogTour Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica.

About the Author

Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many novels. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. Mary lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children. 

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About the book

People don’t just disappear without a trace… 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. 


Wow, that's messed up - typical Kubica though. 

Shelby isn't exactly going where she said she was going when she disappeared. Then not long after another woman and her six-year-old child also vanish. Are the events connected and if so what the heck is going on? Where are Delilah and her mother Meredith?

This dual timeline story goes from the past - before the disappearances, and eleven years into the future when one of them reappears out of the blue. The loved ones have difficulty accepting the return. The victim isn't the same person she was before she vanished. 

It's a dark domestic thriller that is a bit like a maze with many corridors leading to the conclusion, although there are plenty of red herrings. To be fair I felt as if some of the questions were left unanswered, not all of the threads were tied off neatly. Just a bit frustrating (wonders if I should email the author and ask where xyz is?).

At times it seems as if everyone gets lost in the many different threads, both the readers and the author. As if the it ends up somewhere completely unexpected and not entirely planned. It doesn't change the fact it's a good read though.

Buy Local Woman Missing at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher ‏: ‎HQ pub date 18 May 2021. Buy at Amazon com. At Waterstones.

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