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"Dark and twisty, with white-knuckle tension and jaw-dropping surprises." (Riley Sager, New York Times best-selling author of Home Before Dark)

In this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.

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, 11 years later, Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what they'll find....

Look for these other riveting thrillers by Mary Kubica:
The Good Girl
Pretty Baby
Don't You Cry
Every Last Lie
When the Lights Go Out
The Other Mrs.

©2021 Mary Kubica (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Best Kubica yet!!!

I actually SCREAMED in the middle of this book!! When you get there, you will know what I'm talking about!! I've been following Mary's career from the start with THE GOOD GIRL, which remains one of my all time favorite books, but LOCAL WOMAN MISSING is going to give it a run for its money. Thoughtful, real characters and perfectly paced prose are Mary's signature and she gets better with her talents in each book. And, no spoilers but the end is SO SATISFYING!
Thank you, Mary Kubica! You make reading so much fun.

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Wow it’s so good!

Wowzer! Mary Kubica never disappoints! This book is one heck of a ride. So many issues with friends/neighbors and you’re given many reasons that anyone could be a suspect. Then it blows your socks off. Read it!! I listened to it in Audible and the narrators are awesome! I can’t stop thinking about it!

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Wow!!

I do not have the words to describe how FANTASTIC this book is!! What a journey!! Rollercoaster ride and twisty!!

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Amazing book!

This is probably the best book I’ve listened to so far this year. Such a great, complex plot. I really did not see the ending coming.

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Awesome!!

This book ... this book ... if you are on the fence about this one, just do yourself a favor and get it. One of the best I’ve enjoyed in a long while.

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Disappointed

After reading several positive reviews, I was excited to read this. My expectations were high and I was really let down. I found the story line to be silly- not plausible- and the narrator sounded like she was on the verge of panic from beginning to end- even in parts that were not suspenseful. Tone stressed me out.

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Another great one!

I couldn’t wait to finish this one! Keeps you guessing until the end. Couldn’t put it down. Finished it quickly!

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Not that great

This book started off strong. Then about halfway through, it went all over the place, with several loose ends that don’t really get tied up. The “twist” is unbelievable. And while I know this is fiction, you always hope as the reader that the overall plot makes sense. One of the main characters is extremely whiny and annoying, and her narrator’s over enunciation makes it even worse. The other narrator’s voice is good, but she narrated another book that was terrible, so her voice is tainted for me. The villain was ridiculous. No back story, no reasons given for their sudden turn to the dark side. And the fact that all of these people making horrible life decisions live within blocks of each other is insane. Blah.

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Don’t waste a credit on this.

I started out being gripped by this book; the chapter with Delilah in the basement was hair-raising and the narrator was excellent. And then…well, then you get introduced to Meredith and Kate. Now, I have to give Kubica credit for research on birth and the doula function—as a former doula, I can tell you she gets that part just right. But the narrator’s shrill rendition of Meredith doesn’t do the work any favors, as no one likes a screeching harpy ranting on a soapbox. Kate was okay, but the character is kinda dumb for someone who’s supposed to be a veterinarian (and the narrator’s weird Chicago Rs got on my nerves). Plus, as others have mentioned, the forensic examiners would have to be absolute morons to make the judgments they did. HUGE problems with the forensics in this book. And the final “plot twist”—oh my god. Talk about ridiculously unfeasible. I had read a couple of other books by Kubica and enjoyed them very much, so I am sorry to have to pan this one. I hope her next one is better. (Btw, kudos to the Leo narrator, who did a great job with the bored, disaffected teen boy voice.)

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Absolutely horrible…

Sadly I fell prey to false reviews of this book! It was written in a format that reminded me of a sixteen year old high school student that was trying to impress their English teacher…the production was also horrible…waste of time and money!

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