Don't You Cry
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 Pearl'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.
I liked this book. I did finish it in one afternoon. Although, I must admit that I found Quinn's side of the story much more interesting than Alex. It seemed that what Quinn was finding out about just what happened to Esther was happening much more quickly on Quinn's side. Yet it all came together in the end on both sides. However I can't say that I am fully surprised by the events that lead up to the conclusion as there were some clues that long time readers of these types of books would be able to pick up on. This does not matter as it is all in the execution of the story. Which I felt that the author did a good job of executing. My only real complaint is that I wished that everyone would have had a louder voice in the story. They were almost too nice like Esther. Another good read by Mary Kubica.
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