Author: Mary Kubica
Published by: Park Row on May 18, 2021
Format: ARC, Paperback
Source: HarperCollins Canada
Book Rating: 9/10
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…
In this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense and New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.
Intense, menacing, and addictive!
Local Woman Missing is an unsettling, intricate thriller that takes you to the Chicago suburbs and into the lives of multiple acquaintances as their worlds unravel, intersect, shatter, and then ultimately collide eleven years later when the truth and ultimately the fate of two missing women and a six-year-old little girl is finally unearthed.
The prose is methodical and tight. The characters are tormented, scarred, and resilient. And the plot told from multiple perspectives and using a back-and-forth, past/present style is an ominous tale of twists, turns, familial drama, secrets, lies, deception, relationship dynamics, reckless behaviour, swirling emotions, abuse, violence, and murder.
Overall, Local Woman Missing is a taut, tragic, compulsive whodunit by Kubica that highlights that actions can often have devastating consequences and reminds us just how cruel and evil those with something to hide can ultimately be.
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Thank you to HarperCollins Canada for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.