When the Lights Go Out

When the Lights Go Out

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"A twisty, captivating, edge-of-your-seat read." --Megan Miranda, bestselling author of All the Missing Girls

"Creepy and oh so clever!" --Alice Feeney, bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie

A woman is forced to question her own identity in this riveting and emotionally charged thriller by the blockbuster bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica

Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that causes her to doubt everything she's ever known.

Finding herself suddenly at the center of a bizarre mystery, Jessie tumbles down a rabbit hole, which is only exacerbated by grief and a relentless lack of sleep. As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with Jessie's mind. Her judgment is blurred, her thoughts are hampered by fatigue. Jessie begins to see things until she can no longer tell the difference between what's real and what she's only imagined.

Meanwhile, twenty years earlier and two hundred and fifty miles away, another woman's split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie's secret past. Has Jessie's whole life been a lie or have her delusions gotten the best of her?

Don't miss Mary Kubica's smart and chilling new novel, Local Woman Missing!

Look for these other pulse-pounding thrillers by New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica: The Good Girl Pretty Baby Don't You Cry Every Last Lie The Other Mrs.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 30mm | 490g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0778330788
  • 9780778330783
  • 2,079,588

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"Mary Kubica knows how to do thrillers. [When the Lights Go Out is] a mystery that'll keep you turning pages." --theSkimm

Kubica is a helluva storyteller. -Kirkus Reviews

Kubica brilliantly unravels the lives of two women in this tense and haunting tale of identity and deceit. WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT will keep you questioning everything-and everyone-until the riveting conclusion. A twisty, captivating, edge-of-your-seat read. -Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of ALL THE MISSING GIRLS

Intensely moving... will keep readers riveted... strongly recommended. -Booklist

Creepy and oh so clever with a brilliant twist that I did not see coming! -Alice Feeney, bestselling author of SOMETIMES I LIE
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18,644 ratings
3.19 out of 5 stars
5 11% (2,054)
4 27% (5,008)
3 39% (7,183)
2 18% (3,302)
1 6% (1,097)
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