The Good Girl - Mary Kubica

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!


Mia, daughter of a famous judge, got abducted and was held for three months in a cabin in the middle of nowhere. She returns home, but now suffers from -amongst other things- selective amnesia.


I finished this book a week ago but I'm still not sure what to think about it. In the end, the details are already fading at an increasing speed and it just wasn't anything special. Multiple POVs, although loved by authors, seldom have the power to suck me into a story the way a normal, single POV can. It's not just the POVs that change, the story jumps all over the timeline as well. This took some getting used to.


Looking at the story, I can only conclude that it wasn't really special or surprising to me. I've read a lot of suspense novels, and this one doesn't stand out. The twist and the

Stockholm Syndrome

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couldn't surprise me either.


I got annoyed by a few things that I thought were heavily oversimplified or generalized (and didn't really make any sense to mention in this kind of book). So you're only one Google search away from becoming a dream expert (and, to be honest, you seriously couldn't figure out that eggs would have to do something with new life? I mean, it's not that this is obviously happening in birds -and if you like to call an oocyt an egg also in humans - all the time!). And, obviously, it's all women's biggest wish to marry well and have a lot of kids. Yeah right.


Don't get me wrong, it wasn't terrible to read. For a first book it was promising in a way. I just think I have outgrown the genre and I'm looking for something more. The writing wasn't very special but fast to read.