When the Lights Go Out - Mary Kubica

When the Lights Go Out

By Mary Kubica

  • Release Date: 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 3.5
From 291 Ratings


“A twisty, captivating, edge-of-your-seat read.” —Megan Miranda, bestselling author of All the Missing Girls

“Creepy and oh so clever!” —Alice Feeney, bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie

A woman is forced to question her own identity in this riveting and emotionally charged thriller by the blockbuster bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica

Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that causes her to doubt everything she’s ever known.

Finding herself suddenly at the center of a bizarre mystery, Jessie tumbles down a rabbit hole, which is only exacerbated by grief and a relentless lack of sleep. As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with Jessie’s mind. Her judgment is blurred, her thoughts are hampered by fatigue. Jessie begins to see things until she can no longer tell the difference between what’s real and what she’s only imagined.

Meanwhile, twenty years earlier and two hundred and fifty miles away, another woman’s split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past. Has Jessie’s whole life been a lie or have her delusions gotten the best of her?

Don't miss Mary Kubica's twisty new thriller, Just the Nicest Couple!

Look for these other pulse-pounding thrillers by New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica: The Good Girl Pretty Baby Don't You Cry Every Last Lie The Other Mrs. Local Woman Missing


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  • Waste of Time

    By Kd1112222221001332
    The audacity of this author to publish a book this pointless. A complete waste of time and money. I usually like her books, but this book is actually an insult to the reader.
  • So. Slow.

    By TSpaCarter
    This book was agonizingly slow. I honestly started skipping paragraphs. I skipped forward to the end just to see what happened and even the end was completely boring.
  • So irritating!!

    By krstyles
    This book could have been great. It is slow and repetitive. Ugh
  • When the lights went out

    By metoomegan
    Waited in vain for this book. Really disappointed. Won’t pre buy her next one. Rambling exercise for evidently her own therapy.
  • Do something new

    By D.morganbarry
    Same odd subject (obsession?) as the last book I read by this author. I was overall disappointed and am frustrated that I read the entire book in the mistaken hope that the ending would make it worth it.