She always trusted her husband.
Until he died.
Clara Solberg’s world shatters when her husband and four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed.
But when Maisie starts having nightmares, Clara becomes obsessed that Nick’s death was far more than just an accident.
Who wanted Nick dead? And, more importantly, why? Clara will stop at nothing to find out the truth even if it makes her question whether her entire marriage has been a lie.
I was drawn into the book from the outset and while I didn't particularly like Clara, I felt her grief come through very strongly and experienced a wide range of emotions alongside her.
The chapters alternated between the perspectives of Clara and Nick which really engaged me and each time the point of view changed, I wanted to know more and more.
The book was quite slow-paced and while I don't usually enjoy this, I think in this case, it really built up the tension and made me even more determined to get to the bottom of the crash. Talking of the crash, I'm completely split about the ending. It's difficult to discuss without giving away any spoilers, but I'm totally in two minds about it. On one hand, I felt a little disappointed as so much tension had built up and I was hoping to be left open mouthed. Yet on the other, it was completely unexpected and I was left open mouthed, just in a different way than I had expected. The ending differs from others in the genre as there isn't really a massive finale, and because of the way it ends, the book feels more focused on the psychological effects of Nick's death on Clara, the struggles she and her family face and how she deals with it, than 'who wanted her husband dead? And, more importantly, why?'
So I'm certainly still on the fence about the ending, I can't decide whether I liked it or not, but for this reason it will definitely be memorable.
Overall, I'd give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It was a tense and gripping read which I'd recommend for those who want a psychological suspense with a bit of a difference.
This book is published by HQ and is out tomorrow!
I won a copy of the book and this is my honest review.
About the Author
Mary Kubica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children and enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter. THE GOOD GIRL is her first novel.