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Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica

Don't You Cry

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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

May 2016 eBook of the Month.

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Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

  • Tracey Thomas - 'Don’t You Cry is a heart pounding, character driven, atmospheric and beautifully written story of deceit and obsession by an author who clearly knows what she is doing and who I most certainly will be reading again.'
  • Angie Rhodes - 'This was a page turner!..Great story, with a super twist!!'
  • Pauline Braisher - 'I didn't want to put it down, even though I found it to be quite an unsettling read.  Anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers will love this book.'
  • Paula Dennan - 'Don’t You Cry is a psychological thriller that messes with your head as you try to figure out what the hell is going on and just who is in danger.'
  • Nicola Edwards - 'Although the story was fairly slow in the beginning, Mary Kubica does a great job of building the suspense...then concluding with a climatic and thrilling end.'
  • Genevieve McAllister - 'Cleverly, Mary Kubika keeps the whole story under wraps right until the end... A novel to sit down with and not look up until you’ve finished.'
  • Kim Feasey - 'It's full of mystery and intrigue and written by a great author. My favourite so far by Mary Kubica. A must read.'
  • Doreen McKeown - 'This is a well written book, with a very easy to read writing style.   The characters are all well drawn and credible, and the ending is unpredictable.'
  • Caroline Harvey - 'Lots of twists and turns to keep the story line alive. Best book of the year so far in 2016.'
  • Sarah Harper - 'An intriguing and instantly engaging thriller with a human twist. The tension built steadily until the final, perfectly timed, breathtaking reveal.'
  • Jan Kirkcaldy - 'a gripping tale from start to finish that many people will enjoy as much as I did.  Great storytelling throughout.'
  • Annie Day - 'A sensational thriller. Truly gripping from beginning to end.'
  • Nicola Cooper - 'I loved this book and it did keep me guessing. There was an unexpected twist that I hadn't seen coming.  Will definitely read more from this author.'
  • Kathy Howell - 'This book is very atmospheric and well written.'
  • Victoria Emerson - 'A very slow thriller in parts but one that will deliver if you persevere through to the end.'
  • Phylippa Smithson - 'What a brooding, engrossing and totally brilliant thriller.  Fictional writing at it’s incredibly rewarding best.'   
  • Julie Evans - 'A good read for summer which will keep you guessing until the very end!'  

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Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica

In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she's the person Quinn thought she knew. In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she's the person Quinn thought she knew. Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbour town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where 18 year old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister. As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, and Alex is drawn further under the stranger's spell, Mary Kubica takes readers on a taut and twisted rollercoaster ride that builds to a stunning conclusion.


'Single White Female on steroids'
Lisa Scottoline

'Grabs you from the moment it starts'
Daily Mail

'Gets right under your skin and leaves its mark. A tremendous read'
The Sun

About the Author

Mary Kubica

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.

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19th May 2016


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