By Mary Kubica
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"A cleverly developed suspense thriller." —Chicago Tribune, Printer's Row
"A twisty, curler coaster trip of a debut. fanatics of Gone Girl will embody this both evocative tale." —Lisa Gardner, number 1 New York Times bestselling author
"Riveting mental thriller."—Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling writer on Don't You Cry
"I've been following her for the prior few days. i do know the place she buys her groceries, the place she has her dry cleansing performed, the place she works. i do not recognize the colour of her eyes or what they appear to be whilst she's scared. yet I will."
One evening, Mia Dennett enters a bar to satisfy her on-again, off-again boyfriend. but if he does not convey, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. first and foremost Colin Thatcher feels like a secure one-night stand. yet following Colin domestic will grow to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.
while Colin comes to a decision to conceal Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota rather than providing her to his employers, Mia's mom, Eve, and detective Gabe Hoffman will cease at not anything to discover them. yet nobody may have estimated the emotional entanglements that at last reason this family's global to shatter.
An addictively suspenseful and tautly written mystery, The sturdy Girl is a propulsive debut that unearths how even within the excellent family members, not anything is because it seems.
"Kubica's strong debut…will motivate comparisons to long gone Girl."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A high-intensity mystery, a mental puzzle that would preserve readers on their toes."—BookPage
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The desperation of her arms as she attempted to undress me. And the final time I touched her, smacking her around the face. The room is sad, the darkish pine logs of the partitions and ceiling blockading any gentle. I count number the log partitions, stacked fifteen excessive. there isn't any sunlight to go through the small home windows. i glance at her. She isn’t all that undesirable to examine. She used to be attractive that first evening, in my residence. She watched me with those unsuspecting blue eyes, by no means pondering for a minute that I had it in me to do that. She sits at the ground and leans opposed to the sofa. She pulls her legs into her and rests the pc on her knees. She takes a pencil from the pack, extracts the lead. She tilts her head and her hair falls clumsily to 1 facet. Her eyes hint the form of my face, the curve of my nostril. I don’t understand why, yet i believe the urge to knock the fellow who was once along with her prior to me. “I paid him off,” I confess. “Your boyfriend. I gave him 100 dollars to make himself busy for the evening. ” He didn’t ask why and that i didn’t say. The coward simply grabbed the cash from my hand and disappeared into skinny air. I don’t inform her I faced him within the john with my gun. 100 dollars should buy much nowadays. “He needed to work,” she says. “That’s what he informed you. ” “Jason works overdue for all time. ” “Or so he says. ” “It’s the reality. ” “Sometimes. might be. ” “He’s very profitable. ” “At mendacity. ” “So you paid him off. So what? ” she snaps. “Why’d you return domestic with me? ” I ask. “What? ” “Why did you come back domestic with me that evening? ” She forces a swallow and doesn’t reply. She pretends to be misplaced in her paintings, the fury of her traces as she sketches manically around the web page. “I didn’t know it was once a difficult question,” I say. Her eyes good up. A vein in her brow protrudes in the course of the dermis. Her epidermis turns into clammy and her fingers shake. She’s mad. “I used to be inebriated. ” “Drunk. ” “Yes. i used to be under the influence of alcohol. ” “Because that’s the single cause a person such as you could come domestic with somebody like me, correct? ” “Because that’s the one cause i'd cross domestic with you. ” She’s observing me and that i ask yourself what it's she sees. What she believes she sees. She thinks I’m numb to her indifference, yet she’s incorrect. I take off my sweatshirt and drop it to the ground beside my clamorous boots. I’ve acquired on an undershirt and denims that she’s most likely by no means noticeable me with no. She scribbles my face at the web page, delirious traces and shadows to explain the demon she sees earlier than the hearth. She had a couple of beverages that evening, yet she used to be lucid sufficient to understand what she used to be doing, to welcome my palms on her. in fact, that was once lengthy sooner than she knew who i actually was once. I don’t know the way lengthy we’re silent. I listen her breathe, the sound of lead remarkable the paper’s floor. i will be able to virtually pay attention her strategies in my brain. The hostility and anger. “It’s like cigarettes or smoking pot,” i ultimately say to her. The phrases startle her and he or she attempts to trap her breath. “What is? ” She doesn’t cease drawing. She pretends, nearly, like she’s now not listening. yet she is. “My existence. What I do. you recognize they’re undesirable for you the 1st time you are trying.