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Publisher's Summary

"Dark and twisty, with white-knuckle tension and jaw-dropping surprises." (Riley Sager, New York Times best-selling author of Home Before Dark)

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, 11 years later, Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what they'll find....

Look for these other riveting thrillers by Mary Kubica:
The Good Girl
Pretty Baby
Don't You Cry
Every Last Lie
When the Lights Go Out
The Other Mrs.

©2021 Mary Kubica (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Horrific

Great story, but really wish I’d known about child abuse content which starts two minutes in. Would have chosen something else.

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Loved it!

loved it. I had to find extra minutes in my day to listen. What a great story and the twists are fantastic!

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great

loved this book,loads of twists and turns,great characters and plot. narration was awesome as well. well worth the credit!

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A lot of over explaining. Whole sections were too detailed. Had to speed it up and then hit forward button at times. Would not recommend

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kept me interested all the way through

good book, lots of twists and turns. interesting all the way through. I would definitely recommend

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Engaging mystery overall okay

I liked this book well enough and the story was interesting, but one of the main characters is so dumb that it takes away from the story because it's hard to imagine someone having so little survival instinct. I also didn't like one of the narrator's performance because it was constant high emotion in her voice.

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Great!

Very good book, didn’t figure it all out and that’s nice.This is my first book by this author and I have my eye on another.

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  • LA book lover
  • 2021-05-18

Best Kubica yet!!!

I actually SCREAMED in the middle of this book!! When you get there, you will know what I'm talking about!! I've been following Mary's career from the start with THE GOOD GIRL, which remains one of my all time favorite books, but LOCAL WOMAN MISSING is going to give it a run for its money. Thoughtful, real characters and perfectly paced prose are Mary's signature and she gets better with her talents in each book. And, no spoilers but the end is SO SATISFYING!
Thank you, Mary Kubica! You make reading so much fun.

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  • Sandy Edwards
  • 2021-05-23

Wow it’s so good!

Wowzer! Mary Kubica never disappoints! This book is one heck of a ride. So many issues with friends/neighbors and you’re given many reasons that anyone could be a suspect. Then it blows your socks off. Read it!! I listened to it in Audible and the narrators are awesome! I can’t stop thinking about it!

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  • Not snoozin' Susan
  • 2021-05-23

Too much of a good thing....

Although I enjoy this author and am familiar with her style, this book had too much dialogue that was unnecessary verging on inept. For example the dialogue that took place from the time of the car accident until Meredith was killed. All of Merediths dialogue and ‘thinking’ was beyond the pale. Is anyone, even in those circumstances that brain dead for so long?

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  • Jeri Jo
  • 2021-05-19

Wow!!

I do not have the words to describe how FANTASTIC this book is!! What a journey!! Rollercoaster ride and twisty!!

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  • Carmel Hinson
  • 2021-05-21

Amazing book!

This is probably the best book I’ve listened to so far this year. Such a great, complex plot. I really did not see the ending coming.

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  • Karen B. Jinks
  • 2021-05-23

Awesome!!

This book ... this book ... if you are on the fence about this one, just do yourself a favor and get it. One of the best I’ve enjoyed in a long while.

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  • dina
  • 2021-05-23

Another great one!

I couldn’t wait to finish this one! Keeps you guessing until the end. Couldn’t put it down. Finished it quickly!

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  • Christin
  • 2021-06-02

Not that great

This book started off strong. Then about halfway through, it went all over the place, with several loose ends that don’t really get tied up. The “twist” is unbelievable. And while I know this is fiction, you always hope as the reader that the overall plot makes sense. One of the main characters is extremely whiny and annoying, and her narrator’s over enunciation makes it even worse. The other narrator’s voice is good, but she narrated another book that was terrible, so her voice is tainted for me. The villain was ridiculous. No back story, no reasons given for their sudden turn to the dark side. And the fact that all of these people making horrible life decisions live within blocks of each other is insane. Blah.

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  • LoCFo22
  • 2021-05-21

Wow! Do NOT MISS this one!

This book sucks you in and you can’t stop! I finished it in less than 24 hours! Amazing narrations, and so many details that tug at your heart strings...or guts. The characters are likable and real. I cried multiple times, and then the suspense was beyond intense in many scenes.

You don’t want to miss this one! Kubica really brought it, this time! I’m still reeling....🤯🤯🤯

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  • SLuzaz
  • 2021-06-05

Disappointed

After reading several positive reviews, I was excited to read this. My expectations were high and I was really let down. I found the story line to be silly- not plausible- and the narrator sounded like she was on the verge of panic from beginning to end- even in parts that were not suspenseful. Tone stressed me out.

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