Don't You Cry

Don't You Cry

by Mary Kubica

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Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778319054
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 05/17/2016
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 624,262
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today 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.

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Don't You Cry 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow....slow slow.. who ranked this high must be author's friends. This is the most horrible read I have had in ages. Don't waste your money
Holly More than 1 year ago
Don't You Cry is how somebody's past can effect people in two different places at the same time. Downtown Chicago, a young woman by the name of Esther goes missing and her roommate Quinn, is left wondering when is she gonna return and if she is who she says she is. In a small Michigan harbor town just a hour north of Chicago, a eighteen year old Alex notices a newcomer to the town and gets drawn into what will be something that he never saw coming! After Esther goes missing, Quinn wonders if she did something wrong and starts searching her room and finds stuff that makes her wonder who Esther really is. When Quinn starts to get more into what really happened to the former roommate before her, nothing is adding up like it should. With Alex drawn to this new stranger whom he has nicknamed Pearl, the things she does gets him to question everything about her. It all leads to an explosive ending with questions answered in both towns about what is really going on and how they are related to each other, it's the ending that will have you on edge until the very last word! OMG!! This book had me on the edge of my seat from the first few pages to the last word just trying to figure everything out and I sure didn't see what really happened until the end! This book will have you not do anything until you finish reading it, yes it's that good! I loved how everything takes place within five days and having the chapters go in between Quinn and Alex was perfect in how it built up to the dramatic ending! I have only heard good things about Mary Kubica's books and now that I have read her latest one, I can see the hype and I'm definitely gonna have to go back and read the previous two! Thank You to Mary Kubica for writing this heart stopping novel that made me a fan of yours for life! I received this book from the BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge 2016!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book on vacatiin it did get a little slow but worth reading. One of the few books I did enjoy this summer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall the book was very slow moving. It took 200 of the 292 pages to develop a plot that at best didn't make much sense and at worse, just uninteresting. Definitely not worth the time. Just stop at Pretty Baby and The Good Girl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, riveting thriller! Could not put it down. Mary Kubica is such an awesome and talented writer. The Good Girl and Pretty Baby are highly recommended as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bookmarks & Blue Light WP More than 1 year ago
Mary Kubica has quite a visual narration. You’d have no trouble picturing it. I love how different the three main characters are wired and how much they contrast with each other. Comparisons to a certain popular super-hyped book might have spoiled this for me. I read this book with a heavy feeling that I’ve figured it out way in the beginning. But I was wrong! Not exactly original, some would say it’s been done & derivative but I’m satisfied. The hype totally spoiled this book for me though, I could’ve done without it and enjoyed Don’t You Cry more. The whole novel happens within a week. What pulls these two separate events together? Alex’s physical description of Pearl matches Quinn’s description of Esther... Readers can’t help but suspect that Pearl is Esther. Is that really the case? The author never really confirms these suspicions. I could feel a plot twist coming a mile away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not easy to please when it comes to a novel of this genre, but this book did it for me! Well written and a great plot . Kept me interested to the last page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Skip this one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book... slight build up but the ending was disappointing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way too long. Took almost 250 pages for the plot to become evident. I enjoyed her other book. This one had too much description and not enough dialogue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was just ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hve read her 3 bookshaave enjoyed them , this one is just as good
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Two stories are moving forward at the same and you wonder when and how they may intersect and although it takes awhile they do and in a big way! Quinn narrates one side of the story and her room mate has gone missing and as she tries to find her she finds out a lot of secrets that her room mate had. The other story is narrated by Alex who chose to stay in his home town instead of going off to college and he is following this new mysterious girl who will change his life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
Be prepared to read way past your bedtime. Written in the voice of the two lead characters, Quinn and Alex, the story of Esther is told. Both see her in totally different ways. Quinn knows her as the Saint Esther, the perfect roommate and best friend who disappeared one night while Quinn was out. Alex knows her as the mysterious girl who shows up in his town whom he nicknames Pearl. Alex is drawn to Pearl and wants to know what she is doing in his town and staying in the supposedly haunted abandoned house across from his. In the end, both Quinn and Alex’s worlds are rocked by the truth they discover. Nothing is as it seems. I was so enthralled with this book I couldn’t put the book down and was up late into the night reading it. Usually I can figure out the endings but this one was a huge surprise. This is the first book by Mary Kubica that I have read and it definitely won’t be the last.
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
I tried piecing this novel together and I was totally wrong, man…..she had me! I knew it had to be twisted but I guess my mind is more warped than Mary’s as I had a slew of scenarios running through my mind as the final chapters were drawing near. I guess perhaps I could have seen the true signs but then I would have been trying too hard to analyze each situation and what fun would that have been? The story is told in alternating chapters labeled Quinn and Alex addressing each of their lives and as I read, I was trying to figure out just how they were going to be connected in the end. Their stories were totally different and I was really struggling to connect them. It became a game where I tried to forget about their connection and just enjoyed their stories until I thought of something within their stories and then I was back on the mission again to connect them. Suddenly, there were major moments within their stories and I was breathless. I had to read it again. I was now in book mode where nothing else matters in the world but this novel. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and I thought here is when the two stories will emerge together but no, it didn’t happen. The excitement within the stories was vivid and intense. It never let up and I didn’t want to be a fly on the wall, I wanted to be hiding in a closet and see it, feel it and live it with the characters. As my clock approached 1:30 am, my eyes fading, I had to call it a night; I didn’t want to miss the ending as I have come this far. At 5 am, I read those final five chapters; it was a great way to start my morning. Mary had put closer to this novel, something that I needed but something I didn’t see coming. I have now been touched by the lives of Quinn and Alex and what happens to them now, remains a mystery. Pearl and Ester have entered my life now too and where they go, I do not know but they have definitely made this novel more interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read her first 2 books and LOVED THEM. I was so excited to read this one. Big let down. I dragged on and on.
Rosemary-Standeven More than 1 year ago
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This book started slowly and innocuously, and bit by bit built up the tension and foreboding to culminate in an exciting climax that I, at least, never saw coming. The story is narrated by two people living in different towns, who don’t meet: Quinn, the irresponsible flatmate of the missing Esther; and Alex, the lonely 18 year-old boy, who has turned down a scholarship to a good university to look after his alcoholic father. Quinn becomes obsessed with finding the woman she thought was her best friend, Alex is obsessed with getting to know the beautiful new woman in town. For both of them, the woman has been a lone beacon in their depressing lives. The big question is – are they the same woman? Both Alex and Quinn soon realise that the object of their obsession is not quite who they thought she was, and in particular, that it might not be beneficial to their health to have her in their lives. Admiration gradually and then increasingly quickly dissolves into fear. The contrast in pace from the almost somnolent beginning to the frantic ending works very well, and I enjoyed the book more and more, the further I got into it. My reading speed increased with the pace of the action. Think of Grieg’s “Hall of the Mountain King” as an appropriate soundtrack. Often at the end of a book I want more, but this time I hope there is no sequel, as the book is a perfect standalone, and the characters need to leave their futures open in the reader’s mind. I will, however, look forward to reading other books by the same author, as she has done an outstanding job here.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
We start the story in Chicago and narrated by Quinn. She finds that her roommate has disappeared and starts going through her stuff to try and figure out where she has gone. The more of the stuff she goes through the more she learns that her roommate had lots of secrets and is nto the person Quinn thought she was. We alternate between view points to Alex, a young man in a small town in Michigan. He is a dishwasher and he talks about things that he sees happening in his small town. There is a new girl in town, Pearl, that he has noticed and he talks a lot about her. Don’t let the quick summary of the book ruin your thoughts about this book It’s hard to give too many details without giving away the story. I have to say that the two view-points of the book always seemed to switch right when you are getting into one and don’t want to change. Both are good stories that are very suspenseful and seem to not relate in anyway yet intersect at the end of the book in a quite surprising way. I couldn’t seem to figure out where the stories were going and I admit that there were several times the switches in points of view were frustrating, but perfect where you just get into the one side of the story. I had no idea how these two related and I was completely blown away by the ending. I was kept on my toes throughout the entire story. This is a great story that will keep you guessing through the while book. Nothing is as it seems on the surface. Be prepared to get sucked into the story and not get off the roller coaster until the final mind bending loop. I received Don’t You Cry for free from Mira in exchange for an honest review.
JennMcLean More than 1 year ago
"Don't You Cry" by Mary Kubica will be published on May 17,2016. This is my second Kubica book I've read. I read "The Good Girl" a couple of years ago and LOVED it. In that review I actually said I'd have given it more than five stars if I could have so I had high hopes for Ms. Kubica's newest thriller. I am sorry to say I was somewhat disappointed. I found Kubica's latest offering a little to atmospheric and slow. Quinn Collins' roommate, Esther Vaughan, has gone missing. All Quinn finds after her night out is her roommate's bedroom window open to the fire escape and a cryptic letter to "My Dearest". It puzzles Quinn that Ester seems to have disappeared since Ester is usually the more conscientious roommate. It takes some hours until Quinn truly starts to worry but then what does one do? Call the police or Ester's family? Quinn knows it's too early to put in a missing person's report and Ester never talked about her family. What's a slightly scatterbrained roommate to do now? In the same time period, Alex Gallo, living in a small town in Michigan, falls under the spell of an unusual girl who enters the coffee shop where he works. He calls her Pearl and as he harbors his crush on her, he tries to get to know this enigmatic and ostensibly lovely young woman. Kubica's story weaves back and forth between Alex and Quinn as the reader tries desperately to figure out what's happening in each of these characters' lives and whether there's a connection between them. The problem is that the book tries too hard to create an ambiance and instead just becomes wordy. I appreciate letting the reader slowly get to know our main characters but I feel like one could strip away half of the words and get a good, well worked short story instead of this book. Very rarely do I skip or speed-read. I say this for two reasons, I'm terrible at it and I find it makes the book less enjoyable. But in this case I seriously found myself skipping entire paragraphs and sometimes even PAGES of atmospheric dialogue about the weather, the scene the heat or cold of the scene, the leaves, flowers and people walking by, ad nauseam. I finally stopped caring about Alex and his strange little crush and only wanted to know what happened to Ester. By the second half of the book I was pretty sure something weird had happened. I'll give the author kudos for the fact that I didn't actually figure out exactly what was happening until the end. Unfortunately, since there were so many, many wasted words, I found myself not as much interested as I should have been. In the end I just wanted.. the end to be reached. Hopefully with her next book Ms. Kubica will get back to her excellent and wonderfully unique writing with less atmosphere added to increase the wordage, because "The Good Girl" was just that good. I won't easily give up on an author that can write such a fantastic thriller as that just because this was a slight misstep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Also pathetic that I posted this morning July 3rd 2017 how bad this book was and my post was deleted. If you ask for an honest review; why delete it.? I read her other books and was expecting a similar work. Boring, annoying and characters that no one would care about. $$$$$$$$$ instead of art now ? Delete this review and nook will never get another purchase from me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent author