Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: Local Woman Missing

Author: Mary Kubica

Publisher: Park Row

Publish Date: May 18, 2021

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 4/5

Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica


In this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.

People don’t just disappear without a trace…

Shelby Tebow is the first to go missing. Not long after, Meredith Dickey and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, vanish just blocks away from where Shelby was last seen, striking fear into their once-peaceful community. Are these incidents connected? After an elusive search that yields more questions than answers, the case eventually goes cold.

Now, eleven years later, Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what they’ll find…

Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica


Years ago, a woman went missing. Soon after, another woman and her young daughter went missing. When a teenage girl appears, it seems the missing girl has escaped her captors. Finally, the answers to what happened years earlier will be revealed.

Local Woman Missing is told using multiple points of view and shifting timelines. There are four points of view – the missing girl, her mother, her brother, and a neighbor. With different viewpoints and timelines, the flow of the story was not as smooth as I like. Still, I liked reading the different viewpoints.

An intriguing mystery. Local Woman Missing has some twists and turns to keep the reader interested. Though not the most believable, it was definitely an entertaining thriller.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books by Mary Kubica:
  1. The Good Girl
  2. Pretty Baby
  3. Don’t You Cry
  4. Every Last Lie
  5. When the Lights Go Out
  6. The Other Mrs.
  7. Local Woman Missing
  8. Just the Nicest Couple
  9. She’s Not Sorry

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