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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Kubica  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born:


-- Website -- http://www.MaryKubica.com
-- Mary Kubica on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=mary+kubica


Illinois Connection

Kubica was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. After attending college in Oxford, Ohio, she lived in the city of Chicago for a few years, and now resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mary Kubica is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

The Good Girl (English Edition)
ISBN: 0778316556

MIRA. 2014

Read the bestseller everyone is talking about!



"A cleverly constructed suspense thriller." —Chicago Tribune, Printer's Row



"A twisty, roller coaster ride of a debut. Fans of Gone Girl will embrace this equally evocative tale." —Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author



"Riveting psychological thriller."—Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author on Don't You Cry



"I've been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she has her dry cleaning done, where she works. I don't know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she's scared. But I will."



One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.



When Colin decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota instead of delivering her to his employers, Mia's mother, Eve, and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them. But no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family's world to shatter.


An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller, The Good Girl is a propulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems.

More Praise



"Kubica's powerful debut…will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl."—Publishers Weekly, starred review



"A high-intensity thriller, a psychological puzzle that will keep readers on their toes."—BookPage



Read the New York Times bestselling follow-up novel Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica.


Look for Mary's latest complex and addictive tale of deceit and obsession, Don't You Cry.


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Don't You Cry
ISBN: 0778319059

MIRA. 2016

From the author of the New York Times bestseller everyone is talking about THE GOOD GIRL, Mary Kubica returns 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 the stranger’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.

Praise

"Riveting psychological thriller." —Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author

"Wickedly smart page-turner about the razor thin line between suspicion and obsession"—Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author

"Kubica’s powerful debut…will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl."—Publishers Weekly, starred review on THE GOOD GIRL

Read the New York Times bestselling novels that everyone are talking about, The Good Girl and Pretty Baby, by Mary Kubica!

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Every Last Lie: A Gripping Novel of Psychological Suspense
ISBN: 0778319989

Park Row. 2017

New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD GIRL Mary Kubica is back with another exhilarating thriller as a widow’s pursuit of the truth leads her to the darkest corners of the psyche.

Clara Solberg’s world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident…until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon.

Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick’s death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth. Who would have wanted Nick dead? And, more important, why? Clara will stop at nothing to find out—and the truth is only the beginning of this twisted tale of secrets and deceit.

Told in the alternating perspectives of Clara’s investigation and Nick’s last months leading up to the crash, master of suspense Mary Kubica weaves her most chilling thriller to date—one that explores the dark recesses of a mind plagued by grief and shows that some secrets might be better left buried.

Pretty Baby: A Gripping Novel of Psychological Suspense
ISBN: 0778318745

MIRA. 2016

"Thrilling and illuminating."—LA Times


"A hypnotic psychological thriller." —People


A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this new gripping and complex psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl and the upcoming page-turner Don't You Cry, Mary Kubica



She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can't get the girl out of her head…


Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal—or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.


Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow's past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she's willing to go to help a stranger. What starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.


More Praise:


"Hypnotic and anything but predictable." —Kirkus, starred review


"A superb psychological thriller…stunning."—Publishers Weekly, starred review


Read the New York Times bestselling novel that everyone is talking about, The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica!


Look for Mary's latest complex and addictive tale of deceit and obsession, Don't You Cry.


Order your copies today!



Awards

'''''The Good Girl'''''

Best Books of 2014 in Mystery/Thriller, Publishers Weekly

Indie Next Pick, August 2014

Best Summer Books in Mystery/Thriller, Publishers Weekly

Summer's Best Mysteries and Thrillers, Bookish

Midwest Connections Pick, Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, August 2014

Starred Review,Publishers Weekly '''''Pretty Baby'''''

8 Books You Need to Read This July, Vulture

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Starred review, Kirkus '''''Don't You Cry'''''

ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

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