Book Review: Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica


Title: Don’t you Cry
Author: Mary Kubica
ISBN: 978-0-7783-1905-4
Publisher: MIRA Books


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.

About the Author:
Mary Kubica
is the New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD GIRL and PRETTY BABY. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children and enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter.

My Review:

I was reading this book along with the audio edition.
ISBN: 9781488201714
Duration: 10 hours 31 minutes
Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Narrator:  Kate Rudd and Kirby Heyborne

I was reading this book along with the audio edition, so the narrators’ performance might have some influences.  The first thought I had was this book is kind of like Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  Both books are thriller and read by Kirby Heyborne.   There are some other similarities but the plots are completely different.  If you like Gone Girl or thriller in general, I highly recommend Don’t You Cry.

This book was told in two different perspectives, Quinn and Alex, in parallel days.  They do not know each other or any relations.  They are actually in two different cities.  Somehow at the end, everything will connect.

I do not typically read thriller books, but the expected endings are making me more and more interested in the genre.  The way it made me want to  keep reading to end to find out what is going on or what happened was awesome.   I was glad I gave this book a try and thank you, Mary Kubica.

4 out of 5 stars
Received a free copy from BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge in exchange for an honest review.



  1. Ah, this sound interesting! I’m the same—the thriller genre is drawing me in further, but I’m yet to come across one that blows my mind. Maybe this will do the trick.


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