New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica returns with an electrifying and addictive tale of deceit and obsession
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.
I’ve read and enjoyed Mary Kubica’s previous books and I was very pleased to get a review copy through LoveReading. There is quite a slow build to this story told in alternating chapters by Quinn, who is the room mate of the lady who has disappeared and a teenage lad called Alex. It’s full of mystery and intrigue, leaving you wondering who may be in danger and what exactly we will discover through the course of the book and what the connection is between the two people telling us what is going on.
Quinn is trying to discover what has happened by looking through her roommates belongings- what secrets have been buried?
The book really draws you in and has you trying to second guess what is about to happen. I think it’s my favourite so far- and will definitely look out eagerly for her next book