Friday, July 1, 2016

Review - Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica

Book Summary

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 harbor town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-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 than he ever expected.

As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, and Alex is drawn further under the stranger’s spell, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes readers on a taut and twisted thrill ride that builds to a stunning conclusion and shows that no matter how fast and far we run, the past always catches up with us in the end.

My Review - Not Rating, Nor Recommending 

I have read all of Mary Kubica's other books and enjoyed them, so I was excited to see a new release. This story just kept going and going and going, I was bored and felt like I was torturing myself.

Finally I reached 50% and couldn't take it anymore, I read the last 3 chapters to see how it ends, not impressed and not really a surprise.

I usually really enjoy a story being told by multiple characters but they all sounded the same to me.  I am shocked to see this as her 3rd book, I really thought I would start to see her writing improve over time and really become a great 'formula' author.

This was not really a DNF but I think rating it 2 stars is also unfair.  I am really glad this wasn't my first experience with a book by Mary Kubica as I wouldn't try again if it was.

My Other Reviews by Mary Kubica

Pretty Baby - 4 stars

The Good Girl - 3 1/2 stars


  1. I haven't read a book by this author but have heard that she is very suspenseful. It's a shame this didn't entertain you more. Sometimes multiple POVs work for me, but sometimes they just get plain confusing :(

  2. I'm keen to read this book but hadn't seen any review copies around. I'm sorry you were a bit disappointed in this one... perhaps I'm not missing much!

  3. I haven't read anything by this author but it seems a few readers quite enjoyed her first book. This one sounds like a disappointment and hopefully her next book will be better.

  4. I've heard this isn't as good as her others. Too bad. :/

  5. Well, that's disappointing. Sounds like it could have been good.

  6. I'm sorry this one didn't work for you. I haven't tried this author before, but it sounds like maybe I should read another of her books instead.

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