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Local Woman Missing: A Novel av Mary Kubica

Local Woman Missing: A Novel (utgåvan 2021)

av Mary Kubica (Författare)

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Titel:Local Woman Missing: A Novel
Författare:Mary Kubica (Författare)
Info:Park Row (2021), Edition: Original, 352 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek


Local Woman Missing av Mary Kubica


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I had been after a good thriller for awhile, when I read about Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica, my interest was piqued very much. I will say that this book certainly filled that thriller sized hole for sure!

As soon as I started reading Local Woman Missing, I was instantly transported inside the book. I kept trying to piece together what happened to Shelby, Delilah, and Meredith just to find out I was totally wrong each time. That's one of the beautiful things about this book, there are so many twists and turns! I loved all the plot twists which there were plenty. Just when it looked like one mystery was solved, the author would through in a twist. I loved how Mary Kubica had us going back and forth between present time to eleven years earlier when Meredith, Shelby, and Delilah all went missing. The world building is done fantastically, and the pacing is spot on. I found myself frantically reading each page to try to guess what would happen. I did like the way all the loose endings were tied up by the ending. There's nothing left to speculate which was a big plus in my book as I hate guessing what happened to each character. I like being told exactly what happens, and Kubica did just so.

I absolutely adored how each character was written. I could imagine each and every character in my mind. It was like I was right in the midst of the action with them. It was easy to imagine Meredith's husband Josh's panic when his wife and 6 year old daughter went missing. As a mother of a 6 year old myself, I think I would just go crazy! I could also feel Meredith's pain when things started to really go wrong for her. I really just wanted to be a friend to her because she seemed really sweet and down to Earth. Bea and Kate were two of my favorite characters. I thought they had such a great relationship, and I thought they were really great people for being so helping and warm towards everyone when things when Meredith and Delilah went missing. I enjoyed reading things from Kate's point of view to piece together everything that was going on after Meredith and Delilah went missing. Reading Leo's point of view was the most interesting for me. It was eye opening to see how having his sister and mom missing affected him. I really wanted to adopt little Leo as my own because reading what he endured really broke my heart at times.

Trigger warnings for Local Woman Missing include profanity, cheating on spouses, child abuse, kidnapping, violence, death, mentions of suicide, and drunk driving.

All in all, Local Woman Missing checks all the boxes to be a successful thriller such as a fascinating plot with a plethora of twists at turns throughout. I would definitely recommend Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica to those aged 18+ who love to expect the unexpected. This book will not leave you disappointed one bit. ( )
  khal_khaleesi | Jul 28, 2021 |
I flew through this book! I read it in a few hours, staying up late to finish it.
I was completely surprised at the turn the novel took! The only reason I gave it 4 stars vs. 5 stars is because I am not sure that a person would react so decisively to the situation and keep a secret like that for 11 years. But, still, an exciting novel to read.
When Shelby goes missing, and then just 10 days later, Meredith and her daughter, Delilah go missing, people are on edge and curious as to what happened. Now 11 years later, a missing girl returns and says she is Delilah.
Told over dual timelines, the plot twists are unexpected! ( )
  rmarcin | Jul 17, 2021 |
This was a fantastic thriller - I couldn't put it down. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time and it really kept me guessing. ( )
  susan.h.schofield | Jul 13, 2021 |
Confusing Front. Interesting Ending. This book has one section at the front of the book that seems to go on *forever*... and yet is the singular most fascinating passage of the tale. In this particular section, we get a girl who is trapped in utter darkness and we *feel* what it is doing to her after being here for so long. Then she *finally* breaks free and runs for her life, and we feel her utter terror viscerally.

And then... the book completely transitions into a more "typical" domestic psychological suspense/ thriller. There is someone threatening someone. There is a murder. There is a suicide. And through 2/3 or so of the book, we get a fairly standard (though to be clear, engaging, if a bit confusing to pick up on at first, particularly in the mind-shock of coming from the escape into this) tale.

But then... Kubica begins to do things that you're not supposed to do in this genre. We get a major reveal *before* the last 20% of the book. And then we build... and we get *another* reveal before the last 10% of the book! And another! And the actual ending... well, it isn't the complete mind-bender that so many of these books end on. Which may be a good thing, depending on your tastes. And which I enjoyed just because it *didn't* go the "typical" route, if for no other reason.

Truly an interesting story, one that could have arguably been told in a better way. But still engaging and still worthy of reading - and without any objective flaws to hang a star reduction on. Therefore it maintains the full five stars and is very much recommended. ( )
  BookAnonJeff | Jul 11, 2021 |
It's always nice to read (or listen to) a thriller that doesn't follow the usual tropes. That said, this one had a few holes or extra story lines that didn't go anywhere--maybe they were supposed to be red herrings? They never felt like it, but I won't mention them for fear of spoiling. A lot of it felt like the point was to make the book longer. More suspenseful? Definitely longer.

The very very ending? Meh. There were two story endings in here that were just...too unbelievably ridiculous. Because yes, there are multiple storylines going on, even though you don;t know it until a couple end.

The narration was fine, I like audiobooks that have a few narrators rather than one person trying to do men, women, boys, and girls. ( )
  Dreesie | Jul 6, 2021 |
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