Local Woman Missing: A Novel

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One of my favorite authors, Mary Kubica, does not disappoint in her new suspense novel, Local Girl Missing. A woman goes missing after going out for a late-night run. Her volatile husband is accused. Soon after, a woman who lives close by is found dead, her six-year-old daughter Delilah, missing. Eleven years later and a little girl who has been locked up in a basement by two horrible people manages to escape. The conditions in which she has been kept are horrifying and, as she escapes, she runs into a lady and her dog. The lady asks her name. Delilah Dickey, she says.

I read this book in one day. I absolutely could not put it down. Kubica writes her stories with such an amazing flow and thought process. The book is told through alternating past and present perspectives, eleven years ago and now, although most of the book is written in the past and we are only given snippets of the “now.” It is also written from the alternating points of view of characters Meredith, Kate, Leo, and Delilah. This is the perfect read for fans of thriller mysteries with big twists and turns.

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Author Mary Kubica
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 18-May-2021
ISBN 9780778389446
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Issue July 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller