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A woman is drawn into a mysterious web of secrets in this twisty whodunnit from New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica
Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to a coastal island in Maine when their neighbor Morgan Baines is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie.
But it’s not just Morgan’s death that has Sadie on edge. And as the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of what really happened that dark and deadly night. But Sadie must be careful, for the more she discovers about Mrs. Baines, the more she begins to realize just how much she has to lose if the truth ever comes to light.
“Altogether unpredictable.” —Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author
Don't miss Mary Kubica's upcoming novel, Local Woman Missing, and look for her other pulse-pounding thrillers: The Good Girl Pretty Baby Don’t You Cry Every Last Lie When the Lights Go Out
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Sometimes knowing the truth is worse than staying in the dark. Best-selling thriller writer Mary Kubica (The Good Girl) draws us into a horrifying mystery about small-town secrets. Sadie Foust and her husband, Will, have seen more than their fair share of dysfunction, so when Will’s sister dies, leaving the Fousts her home and custody of her teenage daughter, the couple decide to embrace the change and move from Chicago to rural Maine. Unfortunately, when a brutal murder happens right next door just after they move in, the whole town starts giving the newcomers side-eye, and the terrible secrets Will and Sadie left behind all threaten to come to light. Kubica is an expert at playing with our expectations—every new conflict puts us further on edge, especially since almost no one in the Fousts’ new hometown is what they first appear to be. Her white-knuckle thriller kept us off-balance until the final twist, a shocking reveal that made us want to read the whole thing all over again.
In this convoluted psychological thriller from bestseller Kubica (When the Lights Go Out), physician Sadie Foust and her professor husband, Will, have inherited his sister Alice's house, on an island off the coast of Maine, after Alice's apparent suicide. They have also agreed to accept guardianship for Alice's understandably troubled 16-year-old daughter, Imogen. Despite the tragedy, Sadie sees a chance for a new start with Will and their two boys, 14-year-old Otto and seven-year-old Tate. She would like to move past Will's affair, as well as an alarming school incident with Otto and a mistake that forced her to resign from her former position in Chicago. However, Imogen's increasingly threatening behavior causes tension among the family, and the murder of a neighbor's new wife throws their lives into a tailspin when Sadie becomes a suspect. Red herrings litter the multiple narratives, adding too much weight to an already overloaded plot, and a soapy twist disappoints. Hopefully, this is a temporary slump for the talented Kubica.
Great page turner, but mildly predictable
Excellent suspense couldn’t put the book down
I really liked this book. It’s message about mental illness was clever in that it was woven into the mystery of the story.