Thursday, May 12, 2016

Early Review: Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica

Title: Don't You Cry 
Author: Mary Kubica 
Publisher: MIRA 
Source: Publisher 
Expected Publication Date: May 17th, 2016 
Pre-order: Amazon  |  B&N 


In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she's the person Quinn thought she knew. 

Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister than he ever expected.  

As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, and Alex is drawn further under Pearl's spell, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes readers on a taut and twisted thrill ride that builds to a stunning conclusion and shows that no matter how fast and far we run, the past always catches up with us in the end. 


This was my first Mary Kubica book, and I enjoyed it so much that I had to immediately grab two more books by this author and I can hardly wait to devour them next.

In Don’t You Cry, Quinn Collins's roommate and best friend Esther has vanished from their apartment without a trace.  As Quinn searches for answers, she uncovers things about Esther that make her wonder if she ever really knew her friend at all.  And in a small town an hour away, Alex Gallo meets a beautiful and mysterious woman.  One he immediately befriends and can’t help but be drawn to.  Narrated by Quinn and Alex, Don't You Cry takes readers on a thrill ride that makes one thing clear: you can never outrun your past, no matter how hard you try.

I loved the mystery and the excitement of watching everything unfold, having some suspicions confirmed, and being delighted by a blindside I never saw coming; but one of my favorite things about this psychological thriller was how invested I became in the characters.  It’s why a certain part of the story brought me to tears and made this stand-alone book a stand-out for me.  Brilliant writing, astonishing twists and turns, and fascinating characters I can care about have made Ms. Kubica a must-read author. 

A huge thank-you to the publisher for sending this book in exchange for my honest review. 
© at A Belle's Tales



  1. Wow! Sounds interesting and intriguing story. I'm grabbing them all!

  2. You are loving the thriller/mysteries lately! I love it when a book blindsides you AND gets you invested in the characters! Great review!

  3. Well, this is really not my usual type of read, but you've made it sound SO fascinating and intriguing, I think I'll step outside my comfort zone and try this one! Thanks for the review, which was no less awesome for its brevity!! HUGS!!! <3 :)

  4. You and your mysteries! Glad the book was filled with a story that took you by surprise and kept you glued to the pages! Lovely review


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