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Monday, May 23, 2016

Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica

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Review by Suze
Quinn and her roommate Esther are best friends. Even though Esther knows everything about Quinn, Quinn doesn't know much about Esther, especially not about her past and her family. When Esther disappears Quinn has no idea where her roommate could be. She thinks something has happened to her, but she isn't sure. Has Esther left her without saying anything, was she planning an escape or has someone done anything to her? Quinn has no idea, but she keeps trying to figure it out and she doesn't give up.
Eighteen-year-old Alex works in a diner which isn't what he dreamed of when he was in high school. His friends have all left town and he had to stay to take care of his father who is an alcoholic. Every day in his life is exactly the same. That changes when he sees a girl at the diner who's never been there before. She intrigues him and he calls her Pearl. What is Pearl doing in his town? He feels drawn to her from the start and she lets him come close, but when he finds out who she really is it's too late...
Don't You Cry is a gripping story about a girl who disappears. Esther seems really sweet, but when Quinn starts to do some research to find out more about her friend she doesn't know how to interpret the results. I couldn't wait to find out the truth about the mysterious roommate. Mary Kubica has written another fantastic page-turner that I couldn't put down. She keeps building the suspense until it's sky high and then she comes with an unexpected ending. I love being surprised and Don't You Cry is filled with sensational twists and turns.
Alex is a sweet guy. He's given up a promising future so he can take care of his father. He has a good heart and thinks the best of people. When he meets Pearl he wants to know more about her and eventually he gets his information. I couldn't wait to find out what it was. Mary Kubica alternates between Quinn and Alex. They are both equally interesting and I loved reading about their discoveries. There are so many secrets and hidden truths and every revelation is amazing. Mary Kubica's writing has an easy flow and when I'm reading her books I forget the time, I stop noticing what's happening around me and I don't hear what people are saying to me. Don't You Cry is just as good as The Good Girl and Pretty Baby. I absolutely loved this brilliant novel.
About Mary Kubica

Mary Kubica is the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl and Pretty Baby. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children and enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter.
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  1. I love the cover - so suspenseful and intense!
    My roommate and I are still like sisters, even though we live hours apart.

  2. This sounds very engaging!


  3. I'm curious about Esther's mysterious past.