Thank you very much to Harper Collins Canada for sending me an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review. This book publishes May 18th.
I have never read a book by Mary Kubica but I know she is a popular thriller writer. I enjoyed this one so maybe I’ll check out her backlist books. Local Woman Missing starts out in a super disturbing way but then gets pretty tame. Trigger warnings for child abuse, kidnapping and sexual abuse.
I think this book had an amazing hook. Like the first 20 pages were intense. And then it jumps to another story line and becomes a story about a normal suburban missing persons case. The story is told 11 years apart from multiple narrators, but Kubica does a good job of helping you keep everything straight.
The problem was that the hook was so intense and intriguing that by the time I found out what actually happened it was a bit of a let down. The twist I was not expecting, but maybe because I was looking for something more sinister. Don’t get me wrong it was really good, I was surprised but I wasn’t shocked if you get what I mean. There’s also a character that is vital to the plot and then doesn’t get a wrap up at the end. Like the character just disappears and I was like well what happened to them?! Overall it was another pretty good domestic thriller. 4 stars.