Don't You Cry

Don't You Cry

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Esther Vaughan disappears from her Chicago apartment, leaving only a letter behind for her roommate; meanwhile, in a Michigan harbor town, Alex Gallo is drawn to a mystery woman, whose allure spirals into something far more sinister.

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.


"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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In Chicago, Esther Vaughan disappears, leaving only a haunting letter as a clue for her roommate, Quinn Collins; meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town, 18-year-old dishwasher Alex Gallo is drawn to a charming mystery woman, whose allure spirals into something far more sinister. By the best-selling author of The Good Girl. 250,000 first printing.

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : MIRA, [2016]
ISBN: 9780778319054
Branch Call Number: FICTION KUBICA
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Do not you cry


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Oct 06, 2018

Kubica has created quite a puzzle and presented it in a unique manner. I, too, was jarred by the mature vocabulary voiced by the 19-year-old character Alex, but I think that was explained by the ending.

Lovestoread5 Mar 17, 2018

Didn't care for it.

Dec 16, 2017

Definitely a page turner, but not enough character development for me. Loved the setting, which I'm familiar with, having grown up in Michigan. Good for people looking for a fast-paced easy read.

Oct 07, 2017

Don't you cry was my first book of Mary Kubica's, and it disappointed me very much. I don't mean it was the twist that disappointed me, but I mean there were several other things that were hard for me to ignore. Firstly, the language was too fancy for Quinn and Alex, like I couldn't believe characters like Quinn and Alex would use such complicated words like Mrs. Kubica used. Secondly, Alex's part till the last third of the book was only descriptions of every single place he passes by, and it was annoyingly full of similes and metaphors (cold like ice, red as blood blah blah blah). Thirdly, HOW COULD BEN BREAK ANOTHER GIRL'S HEART FOR SOMETHING THAT SHE CAN'T CHANGE??? His girlfriend Priya is independent and that bugs him because he likes ''needy'' types, so instead of solving his problems with her he chooses an easier way (he replaces her). I'm not annoyed because he is jerk, but because his name is Ben, which is a name for a likable character. I would feel better if he was Owen, Frank or Harry. Anyways, the ending was very good and unpredictable, and I recommend it for mystery books lovers who don't find dumping your girlfriend for another girl a big deal.
- @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Dec 25, 2016

I gave this one 3 stars - it's OK but I found it over-written - it seemed to me that the author wanted to make full use of her thesaurus so sprinkled words throughout in place of more commonly used words. It was awkward because at times she was writing the inner dialogue of a character, and I felt that character would never use the $10 word the author was putting into her head. As well some of the $10 words were misused which I found jarring.

Dec 25, 2016

The anticipated “twist” in this one is easy to predict and you can skim read many unnecessary and tedious paragraphs of inner dialogue. The ending is abrupt and unsatisfying. Gillian Flynn does this genre of misleading the reader so much better.

LoganLib_Aavishka Dec 07, 2016

Started off a bit slow but with each chapter i read, i found myself becoming more and more hooked. It is an absolutely fantastic book with a great plot twist and is a great mystery!

Nov 25, 2016

just finished this book and loved it! could not put it down, i was pulled into the 2 naratives and liked both the characters and was always guessing as how they were connected but the ending was unexpected although hints throughout are given! great book and really enjoyed it! you will tooo!

Aug 14, 2016

I love Mary Kubica! There's always lots of twists to her books and it really keeps you guessing and I love that.

Aug 13, 2016

Not as good as her other book, found myself skimming thru some of the story as it wasn't getting anywhere. Then the ending just seemed too abrupt.

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