Don't You Cry - Mary Kubica

Don't You Cry

By Mary Kubica

  • Release Date: 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 386 Ratings


An electrifying tale of deceit and obsession from New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl Mary Kubica

In downtown Chicago, Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her roommate Quinn Collins to question how well she really knew her friend. Meanwhile, in a small 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, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more sinister.

As Quinn searches for answers about Esther, and Alex is drawn further under the stranger’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.

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  • Snooze fest

    By TSpaCarter
    One of the slowest and uneventful books I’ve ever read. Detail overload. Nothing exciting about it. Not sure where this came from because I usually enjoy this author.
  • Slow

    By Laka999999
    This book was hard to finish for me. Multiple times I had to skip sections due to the exhausting amount of unimportant details. I didn’t get interested until the very last part of the book. I am so glad to be done reading it so I can move along.
  • Great premise, not so great execution

    By Kiarra Monique
    I give this book 2.5 stars. The premise and cover drew me to this book, but unfortunately it didn't meet my expectations. The way it was written, with the characters repeating the same thing over and over, often within paragraphs of saying it the first time, made for a very, very, laborious read. It took me longer than usual to finish this story because of that. Also, the two characters: Alex & Quinn, had the EXACT same voice. There was no difference in their individual chapters. Alex is a boy and younger than Quinn, so I was expecting at least SOME difference in their POV's. The plot itself did not grip me as I'd hoped it would. I figured out how the ending would play out in a matter of chapters. Was hoping for more, but didn't get it. Still, the premise was intriguing enough that I'm willing to try another Mary Kubica book in the future!
  • An amazing concept...poorly executed

    By Annmric8
    In Don’t You Cry, we have several characters stuck in a life of stagnancy. Alex and Quinn are two characters that are stuck in this dull and mundane life. This was a character driven story including Quinn, Esther, Ben, Alex, Dr. Giles, Ingrid, and many others. With alternating points of view by both Alex and Quinn. They each narrated a separate perception about Esther. Alex retrieved information from Esther while Quinn investigated Esther using clues left behind. Two story’s were being told simultaneously: both about Esther with different perspectives. Alex was eighteen living with his father while working at a nearby restaurant. He was a very observant character who shared these excessive details. Quinn was Esther’s roommate. They knew very little about each other except trivial living habits. Quinn’s character concocted different scenarios with the information she retrieved about Esther. Alex’s character found interest in Esther’s musings. She spurred interest in his otherwise mundane life. He became obsessed with her wearabouts wanting to spend time with her. My interpretation of this slow paced character driven story was information overload. I’m not sure who to focus on or what to focus on. Because of this it was tiresome. I didn’t find this story very mysterious. I found the events strange and random. There were too many questionable unexpected and unbelievable circumstances occurring. Everything makes perfect sense in the final section of the chapter, but it was anticlimactic. Everything leading up this moment was executed with many distractions drawing away from the clues. It was as if Mary didn’t want the reader to figure out mystery. You could pick up pieces but there was no way to make sense of it on your own. That was disappointing to have to wait until the end. The mystery of Esther’s disappearance gathers slowly before falling into place at the end. Along the way pieces are dispersed throughout the story. Alex and Quinn narrate Esther’s life through their own perception. Alex watches Esther while Quinn collects information from inside the apartment.
  • A Book About Nothing

    By BreeezyBre
    I almost didn’t finish this book. I really shouldn’t have but I have a strict ‘finish every book you start’ kind of rule for myself… this book is about absolutely nothing. And you have to read about the absolutely nothingness that’s going on, from the point of view of two of the worst characters imaginable. One of which has absolutely no purpose in even being involved in this story! I hate to leave such a poor review, I know that so much work goes into creating these stories, but this is honestly the worst book I’ve read in a really long time.
  • "Thriller" is an exaggeration

    By BPF72
    So incredibly slow. Decent story and ending but it took forever to get there. The author wastes a TON of time on unnecessary descriptions and repeating the same information over and over. I started skipping over paragraphs at a time just to get to the ending. In addition to this, Quinn's character has to be one of the dumbest I've ever read about. It was truly difficult reading from her perspective - it came off as bad writing rather than a character trait. Glad I only wasted $2 on this one.

    By Pleasehshshhd
    I ONLY GOT non-blinking pupils... Astonishing Read!! I Never Had A Chance To Catch A Glimpse Into Any Of Kubica's Work, But Having The Chance On Reading This One Was A Real Blessing. The Whole Story And They Way She Writes, Puts You In Comfortable, Family-Friendly Type Of Successions, Until She Starts Pulling Strings, Revolving The Whole Plot And Creating A Unique Sensation Of Turning The Page And Wanting To Know What Is Next Going To Twist Your Whole Self Around. I Tend To Make Prophecies On The Endings, But Whooohooohoaaaawww, You Will Never Guess The Events That Try To Settle And Keep On Turning...
  • Eh

    By RB0569
    I have loved all of Kubica's books except this one. Halfway through I wanted to stop. It finished interestingly enough but was like pulling teeth to make it there.
  • Slow to start...

    By Mellie Mel 1970
    But picked up the pace and hooked me just before I was ready to give up on this book. I've read her other two novels and enjoyed them immensely but had a hard time getting into this book at first. Enjoyable read.