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Quinn Collins (Female), Her rommmate goes missing; finds a haunting letter amongst her friend's posessions that questions how well she really knew her roommate
Alex Gallo (Male), Dishwasher, Works in a coffee shop in a small town; falls in love with a mysterious woman who comes to town
Missing persons
Mysterious disappearances
Female friendship
Chicago, Illinois - Midwest (U.S.)
Illinois - Midwest (U.S.)
Michigan - Midwest (U.S.)
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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  Library Journal Review

In Chicago, Quinn wakes one Sunday morning to find that Esther, her roommate and best friend, is missing. Quinn tries to come to terms with her fears and begins to mature with the new responsibility of living alone, as she looks for Esther. Somewhere on the other side of Lake Michigan, 18-year-old Alex watches a mysterious new girl in town whom he'd like to meet. He doesn't know her name, but he calls her Pearl because of the little bracelet on her wrist. He watches her when she comes into the diner where he works, and he -suspects she's squatting in the town's haunted house. As Quinn follows clues to find -Esther, and Alex works up the nerve to speak to "Pearl," their life stories emerge, and a decades-old ghost story is explored, its mysteries revealed. Told in alternating voices, the narrative simmers slowly to a tight, surprising ending. VERDICT Fans of Kubica (The Good Girl; Pretty Baby) will enjoy her third stand-alone book, as will anyone who delights in the recent wave of terrific missing-persons novels. [See Prepub Alert, 2/21/16.]--Elizabeth Masterson, -Mecklenburg Cty. Jail Lib., Charlotte, NC © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

  Publishers Weekly Review

An autumnal chill, as piercing as the wind off Lake Michigan, pervades this muted psychological chamber piece from Kubica (Pretty Baby). The story unspools, initially slowly, through two alternating narrators: Quinn, a young Chicago woman whose exemplary roommate, Esther, has gone missing, apparently out the fire escape of their apartment, and 18-year-old Alex, who turned down a full college scholarship to stay in his poky hometown on the shore of Lake Michigan an hour outside Chicago to care for his alcoholic father. As Quinn starts to discover that there seems to be a lot about Esther that she didn't know-some of it downright scary-and Alex befriends a pretty but peculiar stranger he nicknames Pearl, the dual accounts begin to ping off each other. Although the pace accelerates in the final third as the plot speeds toward a shocking if contrived climax, the book as a whole boasts nowhere near the urgency or impact of Kubica's white-knuckle debut, The Good Girl. Author tour. Agent: Rachael Dillon Fried, Greenburger Associates. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Riveting psychological thriller." --Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author<br> <br> "Wickedly smart page-turner about the razor thin line between suspicion and obsession"--Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author<br> <br> New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl and Pretty Baby, Mary Kubica returns with an electrifying and addictive tale of deceit and obsession. <br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> More Praise <br> <br> "Kubica's powerful debut…will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl."--Publishers Weekly, starred review on THE GOOD GIRL <br> <br> Read the New York Times bestselling novels that everyone are talking about, The Good Girl and Pretty Baby, by Mary Kubica!<br> <br> Order your copies today!
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