Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica grips the reader from page one and pulls them into an immersive, intense story that is told using two timelines and multiple points of view, including Delilah, an abducted child, her brother Leo, their mother Meredith, and a neighbour. These narrators have varying degrees of reliability and flaws which give them and their story lines great depth. And with the addition of several plausible culprits, an awesome sense of foreboding and the wonderful way that seemingly unconnected tidbits about different characters come together, this story about abduction, secrets and lies is impossible to put down.
There’s a lot going on in this thriller but it’s easy to follow. Kubica lays out a clever story that weaves chilling elements with characters who readers will connect with quickly. This is a book you won’t want to miss! Thriller lovers can now put this recently published book on hold at WPL.
— Laurie P.