New York Times Bestseller
"Dark and twisty, with white-knuckle tension and jaw-dropping surprises." —Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling 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, eleven 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
Don't You Cry
Every Last Lie
When the Lights Go Out
The Other Mrs.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A tidy suburb hides messy secrets in a pitch-perfect domestic thriller from the always-reliable Mary Kubica. An affluent Chicago suburb is shaken when people start to disappear: first, new mom Shelby Tebow, then her doula Meredith and Meredith’s young daughter, Delilah. Cops pin Shelby’s death on her hot-tempered husband, but Meredith’s disappearance becomes an unsolved cold case—until Delilah shows up after 11 years in captivity. Moving back and forth in time and across multiple points of view, Kubica crafts a masterful puzzle filled with shocking revelations that connect characters and events in ways we didn’t guess. (All we’ll say is that Delilah’s reappearance is just the beginning!) Don’t miss this unforgettable story about what strong women have to do in desperate circumstances.
Eleven years after the disappearances of new mom Shelby Tebow, doula Meredith Dickey, and Meredith's six-year-old daughter, Delilah, shook their tranquil Chicago suburb, troubling questions linger about just what happened to them in this daringly plotted, emotionally eviscerating psychological thriller from bestseller Kubica (The Other Mrs.). Out of the blue, Meredith's husband gets the call that will upend his life again: Delilah has been found. However, the traumatized, emaciated teen subsequently brought to the house bears little resemblance to the Delilah he remembers, other than her distinctive red hair. As usual for this author, much suspense stems from her storytelling sleight of hand, particularly the way she leaps forward and backward in time as well as among half a dozen distinctive if not always reliable narrators, who include Shelby, Meredith, and Delilah's younger brother. Though a couple of the final megatwists prove more shocking than convincing, Kubica's plumbing of the darkness lurking beneath the shiny suburban dream should please her fans and draw in new ones. This is definitely one of her better efforts.
Slow Beginning-Awesome Ending
For some reason, I couldn’t really get into the book in the beginning, but I’m glad I stuck with it. Taking many twists and turns, the book was truly a thriller.
Absolutely loved it! A page turner that got better and better!
What a twist!!
This book was a little hard to follow at first trying to keep up with all of the characters but once you got to know them it was easier to follow. The end had such a twist to it that made me want to keep reading!!