The Good Girl

The Good Girl

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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 colour of her eyes or what they look like when they're scared. But I will.

Mia Dennett can't resist a one-night stand with the enigmatic stranger she meets in a bar. But going home with him might turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life...



The compulsive debut from New York Times bestseller Mary Kubica reveals how, even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems...

Now optioned for a major movie by the company behind Being John Malkovich and the TV series True Detective.

Readers LOVE Mary Kubica:

'One of the very best thrillers I've read - ever.'

'Kept me guessing the whole way through. Sheer genius.'

'Messed with my mind (in a good way). I want more!'

'Totally riveting and all-consuming'

'The ending is a real twist of the knife - it doesn't get much better than this.'

'A very fast paced story which keeps you guessing till the end and what a twist!'

'Omg! This is one of the best books that I have ever read! Great thriller, love it!'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 27mm | 290g
  • Mira
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781848453111
  • 10,890

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'I hesitate to use that terrible cliche 'page-turner', but this powerful debut thriller is just that. It grabs you from the moment it starts' Daily Mail

'One of the trickiest, cleverest, most rewarding human interest crime tales of this year' Top 100 Amazon reviewer Katharine Kirby

'Kubica's powerful debut will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl...[but] this girl has heart' Publishers Weekly starred review

'A twisty, roller coaster ride of a debut. Fans of Gone Girl will embrace this equally evocative tale' Lisa Gardner

'Memorable and riveting'

'As a debut, this is a stunning, well-written novel - Kubica is an author to watch' We Love This Book

'This psychological thriller gets right under your skin and leaves its mark. A tremendous read' The Sun

'A complex tale of deceit, jealousy, fear and love played out against the bustling, bright lights of Chicago ... a stunning debut'

'If you love a dark mystery, The Good Girl will keep you entranced from the very first page to the end. Likened to the bestselling Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, this psychological thriller looks set to be a blockbuster - and it's only Kubica's first novel! ... I can't wait for more from this talented writer' Peterborough Evening Telegraph
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About Mary Kubica

Mary Kubica 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. THE GOOD GIRL is her first novel.
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Rating details

217,667 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 27% (58,486)
4 39% (85,917)
3 25% (53,557)
2 7% (14,385)
1 2% (5,322)

Our customer reviews

(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin (UK) Limited and NetGalley.) This was an okay story, and I didn�?�¢??t guess the twists at the end. I found this story a little weird, because it was told from three points of view, at two different times (before and after) and one of these points of view wasn�?�¢??t the main character! Because of this, and because we were only learning about the main character by hearing what other people had to say about her, it was a little difficult to connect to her properly. I did feel quite sorry for Mia, but I also felt her behaviour became a little strange towards the end of her ordeal, although I�?�¢??m guessing that her behaviour could probably be explained as Stockholm syndrome. The storyline in this was alright, although the slow pace began to irritate me after a while, and the middle of the story seemed to really drag. The end was interesting, and it wasn�?�¢??t how I expected the book to end, as there were a couple of twists that I really didn�?�¢??t see coming! Overall; okay mystery story, 6.5 out of more
by Sarah Elizabeth
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