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The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
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Oct 14, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: audio

I am very torn on whether to give this book four or five stars. Let's just say that it was a VERY good book. We've got a kidnapping gone wrong, the adult daughter (Mia) of a rich judge and subservient housewife. The story is told in separate timelines of "before" and "after", in the words of Mia's mother Eve, her captor, and the detective investigating the case. The plot is not cut and dried, and I didn't really expect it to be. It is twisty, although honestly I saw it clearly coming a mile down the road. What was surprising is how the tension stays at a level 10 and remains there the entire time, yet the characters and atmosphere becomes complicated and ultimately got me right in the feels. I didn't expect that.

As with any good audio book experience, the narrators added to the experience and took it to another level. We have a cast of for the detective, one for Eve, one for her captor, and a very small part for Mia, all doing an amazing, heartfelt job, all with very distinct personalities. Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson and Andi Arndt are all new to me (it is amazing how I can listen to 50 to 75 audios a year and still hear new voices) and are ones you should look out for.
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Reading Progress

October 14, 2014 – Started Reading
October 14, 2014 – Shelved
October 14, 2014 – Shelved as: audio
October 16, 2014 – Finished Reading

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Heather Just finished reading this! I saw the end coming but not the VERY end. Really good book!

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