Wow, Oh Wow!
Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica is an absolutely mesmerizing psychological thriller that completely consumed me and I could not put it down.
The action spans now and eleven years earlier. The reader ‘hears’ the events through various voices as we try to piece together what happened.
I found my heartrate rising as I read. Local Woman Missing definitely fell into the category of – wow, oh wow, did I just read that?
Ordinary suburbia. Ordinary lives. But one is never quite sure what is going on behind closed doors or in the minds of others.
Family is important. Love and hope help us to get through dark days. A community comes together to help a family recover from tragedy.
Heart Racing Action
The Other Mrs by Mary Kubica is a thrilling
contemporary psychological suspense that will have your heart racing as you
speed towards the conclusion.
I found The
Other Mrs to be a slow burner. I settled down for a comfortable read – and then
the roller coaster of a read kicked in. Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow – what a ride –
My pulse raced, my heartbeat rose as I read with heart in my mouth. Mary Kubica
clearly has a great talent as an author as she manipulated my emotions this way
The novel is written in the first person from
several points of view. The reader becomes intimately involved and invested in
lives. The various characters elicited different emotional responses from me.
My favourite was six year old Mouse, although there were hard to read scenes of
abuse. There is the theme of manipulation. Sometimes it is so subtle that it is
difficult to recognise.
A Desperate Longing
When The Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica is a marvellous psychological read set in present day and 1996. It is a compulsive read about pain, loss, love and a searching for roots.
Love and loss consume. “I don’t know who I am without her.” The reader ‘feels’ for the character who is drowning in loss. A loss that does not go away. A loss that is more than just a parting, a loss that has stolen an identity.
The roots of a character must be found for them to exist. Without paperwork, a person cannot prove their identity. The search is on.
There are the painful topics of infertility, miscarriage and IVF. Finances and relationships are stretched to breaking.