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Mary Kubica is an American New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.

A former high school teacher of history, Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and American Literature from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Her first novel, The Good Girl (2014), received a Strand Critics Nomination for Best First Novel on top of being nominated by Goodreads Choice Awards in Debut Goodreads Author and in Mystery & Thriller in 2014.

Mary’s novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, selling over two million copies across the globe.

She currently resides outside of Chicago with her husband and two children.

More about Mary Kubica

Genres: Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

United States

Website: https://marykubica.com/

Non Series
  • The Good Girl (2014)
  • Pretty Baby (2015)
  • Don't You Cry (2016)
  • Every Last Lie (2017)
  • When the Lights Go Out (2018)
  • The Other Mrs. (2020)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Good Girl

“What happens when your kidnapper ends up becoming your protector?”

Despite her prestigious family background, Mia Dennett decides to go against the grain by becoming a young inner-city art teacher.
As she enters a bar one night, all she hopes for is to meet her periodic boyfriend.

When the boyfriend however fails to show up, Mia makes the impulsive decision of going home with a mysterious stranger.

Smooth and intelligently unpretentious, Colin Thatcher seems like a harmless one-night stand.

What Mia however doesn’t know is that Colin is on a mission to kidnap her as part of a bold and feral extortion plan.

Author: Mary Kubica
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0778317760
Publisher: MIRA
Pretty Baby

“One act of kindness can quickly escalate into an unexpected tale.”

Heidi Wood is quite a kind and generous woman. She works for a non-profit organization and is the type of person who would occasionally take in stray cats.

So when she returns home one day in the company of a youthful woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby, her husband and daughter are shocked beyond words.

Homeless and untidy, no one really knows who the woman is. And despite the protests from her loved ones, Heidi still welcomes Willow and her infant to their home.

When secrets from Willow’s past however begin to surface, Heidi will have to decide how far she can go just to help a stranger.

Author: Mary Kubica
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0778318743
Publisher: MIRA
Don't You Cry

"No matter how fast and far we run, we can never quite outrun our past.”

When a youthful woman named Esther Vaughan mysteriously disappears from her apartment in downtown Chicago, an evocative letter is found among her belongings; one that leaves her roommate Quinn Collins wondering where she is and who she really was.

Meanwhile, a strange woman appears in the quiet coffee shop located in a tiny Michigan harbor town outside Chicago where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher.

Alex is instantly attracted by her beautiful allure. But what simply began as a crush will balloon into something dark beyond his wildest imaginations.

Author: Mary Kubica
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0778307792
Publisher: Park Row
Every Last Lie

Clara Solberg’s world comes crumbling down when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are involved in a car crash. The crash leaves Nick dead while Maisie is surprisingly unharmed.

Although it is ruled as an accident, Maisie’s night terrors in the ensuing days makes Clara question the truth behind what really happened that traggic afternoon.

Unconvinced that Nick’s death was just an accident; Clara embarks on a desperate search for the truth.

Who could have wanted him dead, and why?

Clara will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth: a truth which will only mark the start of a perverted tale of secrets and treachery.

Author: Mary Kubica
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0778330929
Publisher: Park Row
When the Lights Go Out

Having spent a number of years caring for her ailing mother, Jessie Sloane moves to a new apartment and applies for college as a way of getting her life back on track.

When she learns that a red flag has been raised by her social security number, Jessie discovers something that makes her question her entire past.

Caught at the very heart of a strange mystery that gives her several sleepless nights, Jessie’s life spirals to the point that she can’t really tell the difference between what’s real and what isn’t.

An impulsive decision made by one woman two decades ago, and two hundred and fifty miles away, may however provide answers to Jessie’s secret past.

Author: Mary Kubica
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1848456709
Publisher: HQ
The Other Mrs.

It’s not long after Sadie and Will Foust move from Chicago to the small coastal island of Maine that the body of Morgan Baines, their neighbor, is discovered in her home.

The creepy old home, which they inherited from Will’s sister after her sudden death, coupled with the thought of a killer on the loose greatly terrifies Sadie. It also doesn’t help that Imogen, Will’s disturbed teenage niece, has a menacing presence.

As skepticism turn towards the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mysterious killing.

It however doesn’t take long for Sadie to realize that there is a lot about Mrs. Baines that should never see the light of day.

Author: Mary Kubica
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0778389354
Publisher: Park Row