book twenty-nine : Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica


Book Title: Don’t You Cry
Author: Mary Kubica
Series: None
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Fiction

I will start by saying that I have been left completely speechless by this story.

Don’t You Cry is the story of a young girl, Esther, who disappears without a trace from her apartment in Chicago, leaving her roommate, Quinn, with more questions that answers, asking herself if she actually knew the person she’d been living with for a long time, someone she considered to be her best friend. We also hear the story of Alex, a lonely teenager living in Michigan. With an alcoholic Father as his only family member, Alex is pleasantly surprised to come across a young woman that wonders into the coffee shop that he works at, but who is this mysterious woman and what business does she have in this small town?

First and foremost, I did not see the ending coming. Not for a teeny, tiny second.

Many times, I felt my blood go cold and a single shiver tingle it’s way across my entire body.

This story is great, no, it’s wonderful. It’s captivating and it’s so, so clever. I am completely amazed by this story, truly.

I loved how we had two points of view for the entire book.  It was refreshing to read points of view from both genders and where sometimes, I get confused at POV swaps, this narrative flowed. At the end of chapters, were left on cliffhangers many times from both Alex and Quinn and I practically got paper cuts from flicking through the pages as quickly as I could. I needed answers and boy, did I get them.

This story was thorough, it was well written and it was fantastically thought out. I am impressed. I raced through this book in practically one sitting, finishing at half past 2 in the morning, I simply could not put it down without getting to the end.

The ending broke my heart, I even had a little cry. So to say that this book gave me all of the emotions, is an understatement.

I was frightened, I was sickened and I was speechless, all signs of an extremely good read.

So, so, SO good.

I give this strong 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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