Mary Kubica - Author

About the Author

Mary Kubica 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. Her debut novel, The Good Girl, was an international bestseller.

Featured books by Mary Kubica

Every Last Lie

Every Last Lie

Author: Mary Kubica Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

August 2017 Book of the Month   Memorable and riveting, anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers will love this book.  

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Don't You Cry

Don't You Cry

Author: Mary Kubica Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2016

A tale that creeps under your skin, worms its way into your thoughts, and spins to an all consuming end. I’ve devoured Mary Kubica’s other novels, and personally, this is my favourite so far. Quinn and Alex tell their own tales, Quinn’s room mate Esther has unexpectedly disappeared, while Alex becomes a tad obsessed with a girl who turns up in his small lakeside town. There is a slow intensity to the writing, it isn't immediately obvious as to what is happening and I found my thoughts scrabbling for purchase and understanding. Quinn and Alex are beautifully written, from the Sunday when the tale begins, through to the Thursday when it ends, I lived their life alongside them, experiencing every moment, getting to know their intimate thoughts and feelings. ‘Don’t You Cry’ is a fabulous slow burner of a read, with an undertone of suspense that steadily increases until it comes crashing down around you. ~ Liz Robinson

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Pretty Baby

Pretty Baby

Author: Mary Kubica Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Convincing and commanding, this is a successfully emotional and haunting read. There are similarities to the style of Mary Kubica’s impressive debut ‘The Good Girl’, three main characters again tell their story, however this is an entirely different and original tale. Heidi and her husband Chris explain their thoughts and feelings after Heidi brings a stranger with a baby into their lives. Willow’s narrative, set in a future time slot, slices through the main storyline, creating tension and effectively keeping her remote and apart from the family. The author is able to present clashing and warring emotions and activities by all three characters without fracturing the storyline. Piece by tantalising piece, information is revealed, layering misgivings, upon foreboding, upon suspense. 'Pretty Baby’ flickers and ripples across your consciousness, this is clever, subtle writing and deserves to be highly recommended. ~ Liz Robinson

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The Good Girl

The Good Girl

Author: Mary Kubica Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2014

August 2014 Debut of the Month. A memorable and riveting thriller of a mystery novel, ‘The Good Girl’ features an unusual focus and startling ending. Three main characters tell their stories in a random “before” or “after” mode; we hear from the mother, the detective and the offender. The relationships portrayed appear genuine and authentic, the author is able to evoke sympathy, even when aversion and animosity are sneaking and skulking in the background. The unusual setting leads initially to a slight fracture in the storyline, a feeling of trying to catch up, to understand. The author cleverly keeps the suspense at a tense level, she takes us beyond, advances information, then thrusts us back again in time and it takes a little while to actually focus and wonder… exactly what is the event that the “before” and “after” refer to. So try not to second guess, to work things out, to overthink; just accept the storyline as it’s released and savour this smart, stimulating debut. ~ Liz Robinson   A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher... ‘Be warned: you might be getting some late nights once you start this book. You are going to think,  just one more chapter…then suddenly you’ll find it’s 2am and you’ve actually read 16 more chapters. The writing is compelling, the plot outstanding – it is, simply, utterly gripping. Who will you sympathise most with? The missing girl? Her distraught mother? The policeman trying to unravel the truth? Or the kidnapper? You might just be surprised…’ Sally Williamson, Commissioning Editor, MIRA

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Other books by Mary Kubica

Local Woman Missing

Local Woman Missing

Author: Mary Kubica Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/06/2021

'DARK AND TWISTY' Riley Sager 'A JAW-DROPPING TWIST THAT I NEVER SAW COMING' Joshilyn Jackson You'll never find her. Don't even try. When a local mother and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, suddenly vanish, their close-knit suburban community is rocked by fear and suspicion. How could such a terrible thing have happened in their small town? Then, eleven years later, Delilah shockingly reappears. Everyone wants to know what really happened to her. But there are secrets hidden deep in the past - and when the truth about those missing years begins to surface, no one is prepared for what they're about to find out. You won't be able to stop turning the pages of LOCAL WOMAN MISSING, the chilling new thriller from master of suspense and New York Times bestseller, MARY KUBICA ____ Readers love MARY KUBICA: 'Brilliantly propulsive and engrossing' JP DELANEY on The Other Mrs 'Grabs you from the moment it starts' DAILY MAIL on Every Last Lie 'A twisty rollercoaster ride' LISA GARDNER on The Good Girl 'Seductive and unpredictable' KARIN SLAUGHTER on The Other Mrs 'A page-turning whodunit' RUTH WARE on Every Last Lie

The Other Mrs

The Other Mrs

Author: Mary Kubica Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'Seductive and unpredictable' KARIN SLAUGHTER 'Brilliantly propulsive' JP DELANEY 'An ending that left me thunderstruck' SAMANTHA DOWNING __ SOON TO BE MADE INTO A NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM __ Every marriage has its secrets... Sadie has it all: a handsome husband, two beautiful children, a highly respected job. But when she finds out Will is having an affair, her perfect life falls apart at the seams. Camille is hot-headed, beautiful, fiery - everything that Sadie isn't. And she's obsessively in love with Will. When Sadie and Will's neighbour is violently murdered, Camille is the only person to witness the crime. But who is really behind the woman's death? And how is it linked to Camille's plan to make Will hers... at any cost? Unsettling, darkly compelling and with a jaw-dropping twist, you won't be able to put this novel down. Perfect for fans of Behind Closed Doors and Sometimes I Lie. ___ Readers LOVE The Other Mrs: 'Woah, prepare yourself for a roller coaster ride of a book!' 'The twists in this book are insane. I thought I knew it was going, but then I was COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY!' 'I loved this story; I was unable to stop rapidly turning the pages. A 5-star read for me.' 'Buckle up , you are in for a heck of a ride with this book!' 'A tense and chilling read.' 'Intriguing and atmospheric.' 'Extremely gripping, dark, gritty and very twisty... it kept me on my toes!' **The brand new thriller from Mary Kubica, LOCAL WOMAN MISSING, is available to pre-order now***

When The Lights Go Out

When The Lights Go Out

Author: Mary Kubica Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2018

'Creepy and oh so clever, with a brilliant twist I did not see coming!' ALICE FEENEY 'A captivating edge-of-your-seat read.' MEGAN MIRANDA Mary Kubica is back with a bang in this compulsively gripping tale of obsession and desperation. *** As far as the world's concerned, she's already dead Jessie Sloane is getting her life back on track after caring for her sick mother. But she's stopped short when she discovers, that according to official records, 'Jessie Sloane' died seventeen years ago. So why does she still feel in danger? Thrown into turmoil and questioning everything she's ever known, Jessie's confusion is exacerbated by a relentless lack of sleep. Stuck in a waking nightmare and convinced she's in danger, she can no longer tell what's real and what she's imagined. The truth lies in the past... Twenty years ago, another woman's split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie's secret history. Has her whole life been a lie? The truth will shock her to the core...if she lives long enough to discover it. Why readers love Mary Kubica: 'One of the very best thrillers I've read - ever.' 'Kept me guessing the whole way through. Sheer genius.' 'Messed with my mind (in a good way). I want more!' 'Totally riveting and all-consuming' 'The ending is a real twist of the knife - it doesn't get much better than this.' 'A very fast paced story which keeps you guessing till the end and what a twist!' 'Omg! This is one of the best books that I have ever read! Great thriller, love it!'

No llores

No llores

Author: Mary Kubica Format: Ebook Release Date: 10/01/2018

Mary Kubica, escritora superventas del New York Times, autora de Una buena chica y Una chica desconocida regresa con una historia emocionante y adictiva de mentiras y obsesiones.En el centro de Chicago, una chica llamada Esther Vaughan desaparece de su apartamento sin dejar huella. Entre sus posesiones hay una turbadora carta dirigida a un "e;Carino"e;, lo que hace que su amiga y companera de piso, Quinn Collins, se pregunte donde se habra metido Esther y si sera la persona que ella creia que era.Mientras tanto, en un pequeno pueblo costero de Michigan, a una hora de viaje de Chicago, una misteriosa joven aparece en la cafeteria donde Alex Gallo, un chico de dieciocho anos, trabaja de lavaplatos. Inmediatamente el chico se siente atraido por su carisma y su belleza, pero lo que empieza como un inocente enamoramiento pronto se convierte en algo mucho mas oscuro y siniestro de lo que el imaginaba.Mientras Quinn busca respuestas sobre Esther y Alex se deja arrastrar por el hechizo de la desconocida; la maestra del suspense Mary Kubica ofrece al lector un viaje emocionante con un sorprendente final que demuestra que, por muy rapido que corramos, el pasado siempre acaba por alcanzarnos.

Pack Mary Kubica - Enero 2018

Pack Mary Kubica - Enero 2018

Author: Mary Kubica Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/01/2018

Una buena chicaUna noche, Mia Dennett entro en el bar donde habia quedado en encontrarse con un amigo con el que salia de vez en cuando. Pero el no aparecio, y Mia cometio la imprudencia de marcharse con un misterioso desconocido. Colin Thatcher parecia en principio un ligue inofensivo. Marcharse con el, sin embargo, acabaria siendo el peor error que habia cometido en toda su vida.Colin decidio llevarla por la fuerza a una cabana aislada en las montanas de Minnesota en lugar de entregarla a las personas para las que trabajaba. A partir de ese instante, Eve -la madre de Mia- y el detective Gabe Hoffman no se detendrian ante nada para encontrarla. Nadie, sin embargo, podia predecir las implicaciones emocionales que tendria su secuestro y que acabarian por causar el derrumbe de la vida familiar de los Dennett. El fulgurante debut literario de Mary Kubica, pone de manifiesto que incluso en una familia aparentemente perfecta nada es lo que parece.Una chica desconocidaHeidi Wood ve a una adolescente en el anden del tren, de pie bajo la lluvia, con un bebe en brazos. Sube al tren y se aleja. Pero no consigue quitarse a la chica de la cabeza. Heidi siempre ha sido una mujer caritativa: trabaja en una ONG, adopta gatos callejeros... Pero su marido y su hija quedan horrorizados cuando un buen dia vuelve a casa con una joven llamada Willow y su bebe de cuatro meses. Aquella chica desaseada y sin hogar conocido podria ser una delincuente o algo peor. Pero, pese a las protestas de su familia, Heidi la invita a instalarse en su casa.Durante los dias siguientes, Heidi la ayuda a restablecerse. Sin embargo, cuando comienzan a aflorar pistas sobre el pasado de Willow, se vera obligada a decidir hasta donde esta dispuesta a llegar para ayudar a una desconocida. Y lo que comienza siendo un acto de bondad se convierte rapidamente en una trama mucho mas retorcida de lo que nadie podia imaginar.

Una chica desconocida

Una chica desconocida

Author: Mary Kubica Format: Ebook Release Date: 10/05/2017

Un encuentro casual da comienzo a una impenetrable red de mentiras en este nuevo y apasionante thriller psicologico de Mary Kubica, cuya primera novela, Una buena chica, alcanzo gran exito de ventas en Estados Unidos Hasta donde estarias dispuesto a llegar por ayudar a un desconocido?Heidi Wood ve a una adolescente en el anden del tren, de pie bajo la lluvia, con un bebe en brazos. Sube al tren y se aleja. Pero no consigue quitarse a la chica de la cabeza. Heidi siempre ha sido una mujer caritativa: trabaja en una ONG, adopta gatos callejeros... Pero su marido y su hija quedan horrorizados cuando un buen dia vuelve a casa con una joven llamada Willow y su bebe de cuatro meses. Pero, pese a las protestas de su familia, Heidi la invita a instalarse en su casa.Durante los dias siguientes, Heidi la ayuda a restablecerse. Sin embargo, cuando comienzan a aflorar pistas sobre el pasado de Willow, se vera obligada a decidir hasta donde esta dispuesta a llegar para ayudar a una desconocida...Este libro dara a los insomnes una razon para quedarse despiertos toda la noche.Una novela on fire que consigue angustiar al lector hasta un final que no busca el giro imprevisto, sino recomponer el puzzle y apaciguar las expectativas creadas con un dominio literario de la tension y la angustia digno de encomio. Sobre la autora: Excelente novelista de suspense psicologico. Con su primera novela, Una buena chica, sorprendio al publico y con esta segunda revalida el exito obtenido.Lluis Fernandez. La RazonEs un buen thriller psicologico, que esta muy bien escrito y te entretiene y te atrapa hasta el final gracias a sus personajes. Recomendado a todos los amantes del thriller y de Mary Kubica.

Una buena chica

Una buena chica

Author: Mary Kubica Format: Ebook Release Date: 07/09/2016

Una noche, Mia Dennett entro en el bar donde habia quedado en encontrarse con un amigo con el que salia de vez en cuando. Pero el no aparecio, y Mia cometio la imprudencia de marcharse con un misterioso desconocido. Colin Thatcher parecia en principio un ligue inofensivo. Marcharse con el, sin embargo, acabaria siendo el peor error que habia cometido en toda su vida.Colin decidio llevarla por la fuerza a una cabana aislada en las montanas de Minnesota en lugar de entregarla a las personas para las que trabajaba. A partir de ese instante, Eve -la madre de Mia- y el detective Gabe Hoffman no se detendrian ante nada para encontrarla. Nadie, sin embargo, podia predecir las implicaciones emocionales que tendria su secuestro y que acabarian por causar el derrumbe de la vida familiar de los Dennett.Un thriller adictivo y cargado de tension. Una buena chica, el fulgurante debut literario de Mary Kubica, pone de manifiesto que incluso en una familia aparentemente perfecta nada es lo que parece."e;El thriller que inauguro la carrera literaria de Kubica (...) obliga al lector a preguntarse que esta pasando en realidad hasta sus ultimas paginas."e;Booklist"e;Psicologicamente muy rica y trepidante, Una buena chica me atrapo desde la primera frase y no me solto hasta la ultima palabra."e;Heather Gundekauf,

Pretty Baby

Pretty Baby

Author: Mary Kubica Format: Ebook Release Date: 28/07/2015

A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from national bestselling author Mary Kubica.Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit and takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal-or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow's past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she's willing to go to help a stranger. What begins as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.

Good Girl

Good Girl

Author: Mary Kubica Format: Ebook Release Date: 29/07/2014

"e;I've been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she has her dry cleaning done, where she works. I don't know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she's scared. But I will."e;Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.Colin's job was to abduct Mia as part of a wild extortion plot and deliver her to his employers. But the plan takes an unexpected turn when Colin suddenly decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota, evading the police and his deadly superiors. Mia's mother, Eve, and Detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them, but no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family's world to shatter.An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller, The Good Girl is a compulsive debut that reveals how, even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems.

Good Girl: Free Sampler

Good Girl: Free Sampler

Author: Mary Kubica Format: Ebook Release Date: 25/06/2014

Good Girl: Free Sampler by Mary Kubica