Sometimes I pick novels because they are available at the library, and they look interesting. This was one of those. I read the description, checked it out, downloaded it on my I-Pod and then promptly forgot about it for several months.
So when I finally started to listen to it, I couldn’t remember a thing about why I had been interested…
The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica, is a thriller that documents the kidnapping and disappearance of Mia, the young adult daughter of a judge in Chicago. She is gone for several months before finally making her way home, safe. However, she has no memories of her time with her kidnapper.
The story is told through a series of flashbacks and flashforwards, through the perspective of Mia’s mother, the lead detective on the case, and Mia’s kidnapper. Time is divided into before and after Mia returns to her family. Little by little, the story of her disappearance and time in captivity is revealed.
There are a series of twists and turns, some you might expect and some you won’t. I won’t give it away, but I’ll just leave you with this – you won’t guess the ending… An excellent keep-you-on-your-toes novel!