Local Woman Missing: A Novel - book cover
Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher : Park Row; First Time Trade edition
  • Published : 02 Nov 2021
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 077831166X
  • ISBN-13 : 9780778311669
  • Language : English

Local Woman Missing: A Novel

New York Times Bestseller

"Dark and twisty, with white-knuckle tension and jaw-dropping surprises." -Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark

In this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.

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 eventually goes cold.

Now, eleven years later, Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what they'll find…

Look for these other riveting thrillers by Mary Kubica:
The Good Girl
Pretty Baby
Don't You Cry
Every Last Lie
When the Lights Go Out
The Other Mrs.


Editorial Reviews

"[A] daringly plotted, emotionally eviscerating psychological thriller." -Publishers Weekly

"Impossible-to-see-it-coming…. [Kubica] takes readers to a whole new level of deceit and irony." -Booklist

"[Local Woman Missing] will appeal to fans of Lisa Jackson and Gregg Olsen…. The twists, turns, and an unpredictable ending make it irresistible." -Library Journal

"I'm shamelessly addicted to Mary Kubica's juicy, unpredictable reads, as much for her well-rounded, fully human, flawed characters as her sizzling plots-and she just keeps getting better. LOCAL WOMAN MISSING is a propulsive journey through a winding maze of secrets, leading to a jaw-dropping twist that I never saw coming. Loved every minute." -Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Never Have I Ever

"Dark and twisty, with all the white-knuckle tension and jaw-dropping surprises readers have come to expect from Mary Kubica." -Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark

"Complex, richly atmospheric and thoroughly riveting, Local Woman Missing is a thoughtful look at how even the most innocuous secrets between happy couples and beloved friends in tightly knit neighborhoods can sometimes turn so unexpectedly and terrifyingly deadly." -Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and A Good Marriage

Readers Top Reviews

An enjoyable book that was hard to put down. I can’t imagine anyone guessing the ending because it all gets a bit too far fetched towards the end but it was fun seeing what the author had come up with.
The story bounces between 11 years ago and the present, told by different people; then and now. At times the jumping was difficult to follow, but other timesit flowed well. It is a good read with interesting side twists,if you enjoy modern thrillers; I would recommend this book
Donny Rock
This is the story of two somewhat interconnected women who disappear. it is told from the points of view of three involved people, past and present. There are multiple blind alleys with suspicion moving from person to person. The increasing tension throughout escalates the narrative to 'unputdownable'.
Janet Gail westbergA
I am seventy years old and from about twelve I have read at least one book a week. This book has the stupidest most unbelievable ending I have ever read. I do not recommend wasting your time reading this book.
The reader is definitely required to suspend a great deal of disbelief, but it is a page turner and a great escape.

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