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The Quiet Girl

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  528 ratings  ·  123 reviews
Good girls keep quiet. Quiet girls won't stay silent forever.

When Alex arrives in Provincetown to patch things up with his new wife, he finds an empty wine glass in the sink, her wedding ring on the desk, and a string of questions in her wake. The police believe that Alex's wife simply left, his marriage crumbling before it truly began. But what Alex finds in their empty c
Paperback, 350 pages
Published August 11th 2020 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published August 10th 2020)
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Oct 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cleverly-structured psychological suspense with plenty of twists for domestic thriller fans, while also providing a character-driven study of trauma and its after effects. Throw in revenge and you have a story that is disquieting and chilling.

Dual narratives blur the lines between reality and invention: one of a husband searching for his missing wife, the other of a troubled young woman. This is both its crowing glory, but also one of its missteps. It takes a while to understand how these narrat
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Zoeytron by: Victoria's review
Shelves: public-library
Psychological thriller in the domestic vein that really hits home.  It went straight for the jugular and didn't let go.  A missing wife, a desperate husband, and a young girl who is very confused.  But she's fine.  Just fine.  Except she's not fine.  Not by the very longest shot.  But she's a good girl, nice and quiet.  For now.

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Maureen Connolly
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Prepare to be enthralled - The Quiet Girl will grab your emotions and then hang on with a death grip. Atmospheric and twisty enough to deliver whiplash, S.F Kosa writes with a keen eye for detail and surprise endings. A compelling narrative that hums with momentum long after the reader is done.
darin chew
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the debut psychological thriller book by this author, but she has 2 dozen other books ranging from urban fantasy to romance books. I have been wanting to read this since I read the synopsis and I was not disappointed!

When Alex arrives in Provincetown to patch things up with his new wife, he finds an empty wine glass in the sink, her wedding ring on the desk, and a string of questions in her wake. The police believe that Alex's wife simply left, his marriage crumbling before it truly bega
Sharon May
Aug 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thanks so much to NetGalley, Sourcebooks Landmark, and S.F. Kosa for the opportunity to read this fantastic thriller - it will truly have your head spinning! 5 stars!

Alex had a fight with his wife, Mina. She headed to her writing cabin in Provincetown while he stayed in Boston. But now she's not answering her phone and he can't get in touch with her at all. Worried, he heads out to look for her even though it's a pivotal time for his company. When he gets there, he finds more questions than answ
Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Excellent, fast-paced psychological thriller. The storyline jumps between two different scenarios--author Mina is missing, and her husband Alex is frantic to find her and knows that something bad must have happened, despite some signs that point otherwise. It is clear that she is hiding some secrets. In the other chapters, Layla is confused and ends up working in a seaside town, but is scared and doesn't know why. It all comes to a head when someone comes into the restaurant where she's working ...more
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Quiet Girl by S.F. Kosa is a gripping and enthralling psychological thriller that grabbed me from the very first page to the very end. I loved this book!

The Quiet Girl follows newlyweds Alex - a business venturist living in Boston, hoping to find the cure for cancer, and Mina - a well-known romance writer who lives in Cape Cod, Provincetown. A little row brings Alex to visit his wife only to find Mina missing with her wedding bands left in the house and an empty glass of wine.

Told in altern
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: isl-book-club
Excellent! A mysterious masterpiece!
Lori Bree
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW! What a WILD RIDE!!! To be honest, when I first started reading this book, I was a bit confused. I wasn't hooked from the beginning like some thrillers. But by a few chapters in....I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!!! In the first few chapters, it jumped around a bit and I was a bit confused (which was the point, of course) and once I got just a couple clues and started to see the direction the book was going I knew it would be a five star read for me. As a psychology nerd, psychological thrill ...more
Oct 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Alex married Mina after a six month whirlwind romance. She's a successful romance writer and he's joined a risky start-up led by his best friend. Alex and Mina had a spat and she went to her cottage for some space. She's missing. Alex is frantic to find her and he discovers there's much he didn't know about his wife.

The author created a good character for me to dislike - Rose. I was pulled in all directions by other characters but I disliked Rose from the very start. I admired Alex's dedication
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
The timer on the oven dings and the sweet aroma fills the room as you pull the cake from the oven. The homemade icing sits in a bowl, the royal blue color ready to be spread on its canvas. You hum as you work, smoothing the edges and making this dessert look like the masterpiece it deserves to be. It’s going to a special place and it needs to look its best. You have no other choice.

The Quiet Girl was an eerie thriller filled with twists and turns I never saw coming. I truly didn’t figure things
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this thriller about Alex, his missing wife Mina, Maggie, and Layla. When Alex’s new wife disappears after a small argument, all eyes turn to Alex. Did Mina leave him, or did he hurt her? The book takes the reader through flashbacks and a novel within a novel to learn the entire back story of author Mina and her parents.
Priya Shrinath
Sep 02, 2020 rated it liked it
The Quiet Girl has a very intriguing storyline that immediately grabbed my attention and soon I was pacing through this suspense thriller.

There are two story lines here. One is a husband coming home to find his mysterious wife missing, leaving behind her wedding and engagement rings. Now plot would definitely give you the Gone Girl vibes. Even the characters Alex and Mina resemble Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike from the movie!

Another storyline has a young woman who works in a Cafe in quaint littl
Morgan Schulman
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reader-s-copy
I received an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review

The book took a few twists I really wasn’t expecting, which took it up from 3 to 3.5 rounded up. The writing and the character development is not amazing but you keep turning pages to find out what will happen next.
Jamie Trauth
Mar 09, 2020 marked it as to-read
Eyyyyyhhhh I am thrilled for this one! As a fan of Sarah Fine, I was excited to see her new debut into the thriller genre. Even more so, reminiscent of the Silent Patient. I can’t wait to get head deep. Will update shortly!

*Thank you Net Galley, The Publisher, and S.F. Kosa for a free copy to read in exchange of an honest review.
Julia Kowalczyk
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was a wild ride and I loved each minute of it.
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mystery and suspense meets Beach Read (this is a loose association but my brain went there) meets Gone Girl meets CSI (quite a random combo but trust me it’s good).

The Quiet Girl follows Alex, husband to Mina, a famous writer. Alex shows up at their second home and finds Mina gone, her wedding rings and an empty wine glass the only indication that she was there. This starts a twisting journey as Alex attempts to find out what happened to his wife. Past family s**t is revealed (y’all know that’s
Aug 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Alex returns home after a spat with his new wife and discovers her missing. Her rings are in a wineglass and that's that. The police treat it as a person who wants to be missing and do not take his pleas seriously. The story begins to unravel at that point.

Alex has not met his parents in law other than on a single occasion. He knows that his wife is not on good terms with them but they are his last resort to find out any clues as to what has happened to her. Meeting them and feeling the tensions
CJ (one.chapteratatime)
Ack! This one is hard to review.
One part of me thinks those who love psychological thrillers will also love The Quiet Girl. It's twisty and dark as Alex tries to find out what happened to his missing wife.
The other part of me must admit that twisty was often confusing. There are two story lines and for a long time it is unclear if the second story is present or past or even real. Fans may tout twisty, but I think it was unnecessarily confusing. Also most of the characters have multiple names, ex
Oct 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I appreciate when people issue trigger warnings and I haven't seen much on this book, so I am going to list them. Trigger warnings: Rape, Abortion, Child abuse (all manners), Pedophilia (None of these are incredibly descriptive, but if it bothers you at all, give it a pass.) I didn't realize theses issues were involved and I would have not read the book if I'd known, yet the rest of the book is really good, so I'm glad I read it anyway.

Very clever writing! This one picks up the pace as you read
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Quiet Girl by S.F. Kosa is a perplexing mystery that is also quite affecting.

Alex Zarabian and popular romance author Mina Richards married after a whirlwind romance.  Mina can be a bit moody so when she leaves for her cottage in Provincetown after a disagreement, Alex tries to give her space. But anxious to work things out between them, he decides to surprise her and heads to her Provincetown. But Mina is nowhere to be found and Alex fears the worst for their marriage when he discovers she
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5-3.75 stars
This is a tricky book for me to review…

Firstly, the premise of this book instantly reeled me in when I read the synopsis, and I knew this would be right up my alley.

This book alternated between two POV – “Alex” and another unknown/meant to be unknown POV - I found this extremely confusing for majority of the book. Alex’s chapters were easily identified through first person POV and the chapters were titled as days/dates, as the weeks went on. The other chapters were just labeled “C
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
*** I received an ARC from Net Galley & the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Alex returns to the cottage in Provincetown earlier than planned, so that he could patch things up with his new wife, after they had a big argument about having a baby. When he gets there, instead of finding Mina, he finds her wedding ring on the desk & an empty wine glass in the sink. He starts trying to find her and even files a missing persons report. But the harder he looks, and the more things from her pas
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Quiet Girl by S. F. Kosa Admittedly, I was at first confused by the different timelines/POVs but once that evened out, the story was an extremely fast paced psychological suspense thriller. And the ending..what a twisty surprise. Didn't think much of Alex at the beginning but he more than redeemed himself in the end.

Thank you to the publisher, author, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book.
I'm having difficulty getting into this as it's incredibly wordy and tell-y and that's throwing me right off. I was really surprised to find out that the narrator's actually a man - this is a very chatty woman's voice, so not making any sense to me. I guess this can wait till summer when I'm more in the mood. ...more
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Really good psychological thriller with enough twists and hints to keep the reader glued to the story. I appreciated the minor side stories just as relief from the tension the author created in the main storyline. This comes close to a 5* novel.

Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks for the ARC to read and review.
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
this was absolutely excellent. i made several guesses as to where the plot was going but it blew my expectations out of the water!! the ending was absolutely gutwrenching and i need a cheesy romance to cheer me up now
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
My second Page One book. Really enjoyed this one!
Kúi ♡
Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
So well written and well paced.
Angelica Ayala
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
High praise for this amazing thriller that kept me guessing until the very end! This book was so well developed that I just couldn't put it down. Thinking how damaging and life-altering childhood secrets can be made me very proud of my "momma" skills while I raised my three children. Those people that have suffered and have the courage to seek help, I sincerely tip my hat to you. I truly enjoyed walking through Layla's life learning more and more about her with each turn of the page. It is reall ...more
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