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.
I’m gonna be honest, I liked the The Good Girl way better than I liked this one. There’s so many “This is the next Gone Girl/Girl on a Train‘ books out right now, and a) is that a good thing? Girl on a Train was boring as heck and no one was likeable in Gone Girl and b) I haven’t read one yet that has a twist I didn’t see coming a mile away. This was still a fairly readable voice, which I liked, but it took a little too long to connect the multiple points of view/stories going on for my taste, and it didn’t have the holy geez twist at the end I was promised.