Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Local Woman Missing” as Want to Read:
Local Woman Missing
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Local Woman Missing

by
4.29  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  46 reviews
People don’t just disappear without a trace…

Shelby Tebow is the first to go missing. Not long after, Meredith Dickey and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, vanish just blocks away from where Shelby was last seen, striking fear into their once-peaceful community. Are these incidents connected? After an elusive search that yields more questions than answers, the case eventu
...more
ebook
Expected publication: May 18th 2021 by Park Row
More Details... Edit Details

Win a Copy of This Book

  • Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica
    Local Woman Missing
    by

    Release date: May 18, 2021
    Enter to win 1 of 10 Advanced Reader Copies of Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica!

    People don’t just disappear without a trace…

    Shelby Tebow is the firs
    ...more

    Format: Print book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 10 copies available, 6731 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jan 02 - Jan 30, 2021

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Friend Reviews

    To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

    Reader Q&A

    To ask other readers questions about Local Woman Missing, please sign up.

    Be the first to ask a question about Local Woman Missing

    Community Reviews

    Showing 1-30
    Average rating 4.29  · 
    Rating details
     ·  72 ratings  ·  46 reviews


    More filters
     | 
    Sort order
    Start your review of Local Woman Missing
    Dorie  - Cats&Books :)
    Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
    This new thriller by Mary Kubica really kept me turning the pages quickly!! It sucked me in right from the beginning and I needed to see this story through. I did have some problems with the flow of the past and present storylines. At the start of the book, at times, I found myself having to jot down dates and characters to keep them all straight. I was about 30% through the book when everything started to click into place and I got a real feel for the story and mystery.

    There are three different
    ...more
    Norma
    Holy Shooty Balls! Holy Shooty Balls! Holy Shooty Balls!

    This is exactly why MARY KUBICA is a favourite author! She never ever disappoints!

    LOCAL WOMAN MISSING by MARY KUBICA was an immediately gripping and immersive story that was an all consuming page-turner. Once I started reading this one it was all I could think of and do until I finished. It was absolutely unputdownable!

    The story was intense and had me on the edge of my seat from the very first page to the very last one. I haven’t been this
    ...more
    Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
    4+ stars! Pulse-pounding from start to finish!

    A small town neighbourhood. One woman goes missing leaving her newborn baby and husband behind. Weeks later another local woman and her young daughter don’t come home. The town is shocked and devastated. Could there be a link between these families?

    This story gripped me from start to finish — I was hanging on every word feeling a strong sense of unease and tension. The mystery is intense, fast-paced, anxiety-filled and something that I felt extremely
    ...more
    Chelsea Humphrey
    Head on over to this link for a sneek peek at the cover reveal of LOCAL WOMAN MISSING!

    description
    ...more
    Jamie
    Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    My favorite Mary Kubica book yet!
    This book kept me guessing the entire time and I was totally shocked when the twists were finally revealed. This was well written and unputdownable from the first page.
    I loved how the stories of Kate, Meredith and Leo all interweave between 11 years ago and the present. I do feel like some of the story was left undone and maybe some of the characters were left hanging but it didn’t take away from the be book.

    Local Woman Missing is due out May 2021 and it shoul
    ...more
    Catherine McKenzie
    Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Mary Kubica never disappoints!
    Audrey
    Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
    A woman goes missing. Several weeks later, another woman goes missing, along with her 6-year-old daughter. They lived only a few miles from the first woman. Eleven years later, the daughter shows up, having escaped a childhood in captivity.

    WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED? This question kept me up late every single night for the last week or so.



    I was so focused on what happened that I didn’t even bother trying to figure out who. The pool of suspects is quite small if limited to just the characters you kn
    ...more
    Alexa
    Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: thrillers
    Not sure where I land on this one? I whipped through it--stayed up wayyyyy too late to go from 45% to the end--but ultimately I don't know if the answers were completely satisfying? Still a good read, so 4 stars, but I'm not 100% on the final third.

    But overall, the conceit is super compelling. I got sucked in by the first POV, which is a young girl being held captive in a basement and her harrowing escape. Then it flips to multi-POV both in past and present which all dances around this girl, wh
    ...more
    Audrey
    Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: duplicates
    A woman goes missing. Several weeks later, another woman goes missing, along with her 6-year-old daughter. They lived only a few miles from the first woman. Eleven years later, the daughter shows up, having escaped a childhood in captivity.

    WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED? This question kept me up late every single night for the last week or so.



    I was so focused on what happened that I didn’t even bother trying to figure out who. The pool of suspects is quite small if limited to just the characters you kn
    ...more
    Paula  Phillips
    Dec 04, 2020 rated it liked it
    One of my favorite little benefits of being a reviewer and running a book blog is that we get to read a few books before they are released to the public. Lately, I had been in a bit of a reading slump and none of my romances on my kindle/iPad were grabbing me so I moved to a mystery as that always gets my attention. Local Woman Missing had several storylines running through the book and took me a little while to get into and fully understand what was happening and how it was all connected. The f ...more
    Jamie Rosenblit
    Mary Kubica, you have done it again! In quite possibly Kubica's best, we are introduced to a small suburban community riddled with tragedy - two women have disappeared under similar circumstances, but are they connected? In dual timelines set 11 years apart, as well as with multiple narrators, Local Woman Missing will have you guessing until the last page - and if you're anything like me, your jaw may drop a bit at that time! ...more
    Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
    #FirstLine - There’s a smudge of lipstick on the collar of his shirt.

    I cannot even. This book was SO good. I am not sure how Kubica keeps doing it! Another book that hits everything a reader loves; an intense and emotionally charged story, characters you relate to, twists, turns and heart pounding moments. I adored every moments of this book and was so excited when everything came together in an “oh snap” way! You will immediately be drawn into this book and will try to piece everything together
    ...more
    Ludwig Reads
    “Mary Kubica takes domestic secrets to a whole new level.”
    Ok, I DEFINITELY need this.
    Amy
    Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publishing house for providing a review copy of this novel. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

    Mary Kubica is one of my favorite thriller writers so I was absolutely thrilled to get a copy of her latest novel.

    I’m sorry to say that this won’t hit store shelve until May 18th, but I want to put it on your radar, in the meantime.

    Kubica builds a great twisty story that has the just right amount of suspense and whodunit fun that had me flipping the pages as fast as I c
    ...more
    Janet
    Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Date reviewed/posted: December 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 18, 2021

    When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is once again closed and you are continuing to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #secondwave is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today.

    I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from
    ...more
    Dallas Strawn
    Dec 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Oh my gosh, Mary Kubica has seriously upped her game lately. Her novel The Other Mrs. is still in my top 20 reads of 2020, and then she has truly outdone herself with LOCAL WOMAN MISSING. Kubica is simply getting better and better with each book.

    The story setup begins with a woman going telling her husband late at night she’s going for a jog....and she doesn’t return. Later that week, Meredith and her 6 year old daughter Delilah also go missing mysteriously. And then ELEVEN YEARS LATER Delilah
    ...more
    Hillary
    Dec 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I won't go so far as to say this was "unputdownable", but it was definitely "justonemorechapteripromise". Also? While there is tension, it isn't the kind of tension that makes you physically uncomfortable to read, which is likely my least favorite recent trend. ...more
    Kerri
    Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
    4.5 stars
    Ashly
    Dec 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Well, that was a roller coaster of a read.

    The first half of the book went a little slower for me, and I spent time pondering how things fit with the title and where the story was going. Things really picked up in the last half and I was able to start putting some pieces together. I ended up staying up until 2am so I could finish it, it got that good at the end. Even with my guesses at what was going on, I was still not expecting how things turned out. I'll definitely be reading more of this auth
    ...more
    Amber Boos
    Dec 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    WOW, WOW, WOW and WOW!!! Ten stars!!! Mary Kubica has slowly grown on me. Her first few books were good. And by that I mean definitely good enough to make me keep reading her but not knock-your-socks-off greatness! She is one of those authors who just gets steadily better and better. Her last two stories were fantastic and she blows it out of the water with this latest total mindbender of a story! It all begins with 2 completely different scenarios. A woman with an apparent cheating husband and ...more
    Stephanie Peterson
    Well if you are a thriller lover Mary Kubica is an author that you definitely should know. This is my 6th book by her and there isn't one I've not loved. I love her writing style, character development, and plot twists. This book my even be my VERY favorite by her. Her writing really captures you and makes you feel like you want to sit down and read the whole book in one sitting. My favorite part of her books are the way she develops the characters. I was so invested in Meredith and Shelby's dis ...more
    Theresa
    I received a digital ARC through Publishers Weekly from Park Row Books, Harper Collins. A young girl, missing for 11 years, escapes to find her way back home. Told between present and past, multiple alternating characters build a story of intrigue detailing two women who questionably went missing.

    I’ve never read Mary Kubica before, but this mystery/thriller was suspenseful and kept me reading. It was easy to follow despite the different characters and moving between past and present with each ch
    ...more
    Stacy
    Jan 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
    Thanks to NetGalley and Park Row Books for an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review.

    4+ stars

    Solid thriller that keeps you guessing throughout the entire book.

    Shelby Tebow goes missing 11 years ago and a week later so does Meredith Dickey and her daughter Delilah. Delilah is held captive in a basement. The books switches between multiple POVs and from two points in time 11 years ago and today. Keeps you reading thinking one more chapter and then I’ll take a break. Highly recommen
    ...more
    Amanda Davis
    Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This book was absolutely fabulous. I read it in one evening- knowing from the first chapter that that was how it was going to be read, that I wasn’t going to be able to walk away from it.

    The telling of a kidnapped girl, her missing mother, and the disappearance of another local woman and what they all have to do with each other, Local Woman Missing is a diabolical tale that is written extraordinarily well and will keep you on edge until the bitter end.

    Thank you to NetGalley, Harlequin Publishi
    ...more
    Kati
    Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I couldn’t read this book fast enough to find out what really happened. I was immediately sucked into the first part, immersed myself in the middle, and couldn’t pick my jaw off the floor quick enough for the last part. Buckle up, because there are a lot of twist and turns until the very end. The story had me questioning everyone! I love how Mary finished it all neatly and unexpectedly. I will definitely be recommending this to all my book friends!
    Fernanda Lopez
    As a fan of Mary Kubica's works, she did not disappoint with this new book. It was suspenseful and kept me guessing. I thought the ending was kind of out there, but still interesting. The book did leave some unanswered questions like who was following Kate and Bea? But regardless of that, I highly recommend this book. ...more
    Johnna Whetstone
    Wow, I’ve not read all of Kubica’s work, but out of the ones I have, this might just be my favorite! So many red herrings, you’ll never ever guess who really done what! It’s chilling to the core, shocking as heck, thrilling as a rollercoaster, and so twisty you might end up with whip lash! A must read for my fellow thrill seekers, especially those who love a good whodunnit! Well written, unputdownable, riveting, and amazing! Highly, highly recommend! Clear schedules and don’t plan on any sleep, ...more
    Cazlam
    Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Caught me by surprise
    Sara Kahlenberg
    Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    SO good! Kept me on the edge of my seat the entire book! I love being surprised by the end of a suspense book and I always am with Mary’s books! Terrific mystery!
    There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

    Readers also enjoyed

    • Every Last Fear
    • The Wife Upstairs
    • Pumpkin (Dumplin' #3)
    • The Stranger in the Mirror
    • Horrorstör
    • The Soulmate Equation
    • My Dark Vanessa
    • Six Weeks to Live
    • Finlay Donovan Is Killing It
    • The Drowning Kind
    • Pretty Little Wife
    • The Burning Girls
    • Finnegans Wake
    • Ready Player Two (Ready Player One, #2)
    • Don't Look for Me
    • We Thought We Knew You: A Terrifying True Story of Secrets, Betrayal, Deception, and Murder
    • Malibu Rising
    • Bone Canyon (Eve Ronin, #2)
    See similar books…
    8,123 followers
    Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many novels. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. Mary lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children.

    Related Articles

    Summer is a great time to lose yourself in a page-turning mystery. To help you sleuth out a new read, we asked five of the season’s hottest...
    71 likes · 29 comments