Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I respect Mary Kubica's writing talent, but I didn't enjoy this book as much as the other two I have read by her. This one was odd.
As usual, chapters alternate between two character's points-of-view. On one hand, there is Quinn Collins, 20-something, para-legal, Chicago resident, trying to figure out why her roommate Esther is missing. The more she explores, the more she believes Esther killed her previous roommate and may be trying to kill her. On the other hand, there is 18 year old Alex Gallo who lives in a lake-side Michigan town two hours from Chicago who is schlepping in a dead-end job in a diner to support his alcoholic father instead of heading off on full scholarship to college. When a mysterious woman appears in town, he is immediately drawn to her.
The stories and events of these two characters will converge, but it will take a while to figure out what they have in common. You will think you know, but trust me, you will be surprised. What I didn't like about this particular book that wasn't an issue in her others is that it is a little macabre - ghosts, cemeteries, haunted houses, a dead child, and such.
I liked this book, but I can't say it is as good as The Good Girl or Every Last Lie. I think I am going to read Pretty Baby. I have heard that one is edge-of-your-seat like Every Last Lie.
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