07-29-14

10hrs 38min

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07-29-14

10hrs 38min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Thrillers

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“Narrator Johnny Heller is featured as Detective Gabe Hoffman in this gritty thriller for listeners with nerves of steel…Tom Taylorson delivers the kidnapper’s story of love and betrayal in hard, cold tones. In contrast, Lindy Nettleton’s soft British voice conveys the mother’s horror over the abduction of her daughter. The narrators alternate chapters, describing events before and after Mia’s rescue. Mia’s character is silent until the epilogue.” AudioFile

A New York Times bestseller
A Pop Sugar Pick for 9 Audiobooks to Listen to on Your Next Long Roadtrip
A Voice Arts Award Nominee
An iBooks bestseller in Mysteries & Thrillers
A Suspense Magazine Best Book of 2014
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014
An Amazon Best Book of the Month in Fiction
On the August 2014 Indie Next List
A BookPage Book of the Day in August 2014
See All +

“I’ve been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she has her dry cleaning done, where she works. I don’t know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she’s scared. But I will.”

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life.

Colin’s job was to abduct Mia as part of a wild extortion plot and deliver her to his employers. But the plan takes an unexpected turn when Colin suddenly decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota, evading the police and his deadly superiors. Mia’s mother, Eve, and Detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them, but no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family’s world to shatter.

An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller, The Good Girl is a compulsive debut that reveals how, even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems.

Praise

“Narrator Johnny Heller is featured as Detective Gabe Hoffman in this gritty thriller for listeners with nerves of steel…Tom Taylorson delivers the kidnapper’s story of love and betrayal in hard, cold tones. In contrast, Lindy Nettleton’s soft British voice conveys the mother’s horror over the abduction of her daughter. The narrators alternate chapters, describing events before and after Mia’s rescue. Mia’s character is silent until the epilogue.” AudioFile

“A twisty, roller-coaster ride of a debut.” Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author

“Kubica’s debut thriller builds suspense steadily and will have readers guessing what’s really going on until the final pages.” Booklist

“Kubica…makes the characters engaging and moves the story along at a good clip.” Kirkus Reviews

“A high-intensity thriller, a psychological puzzle that will keep readers on their toes.” BookPage

“An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller…a propulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems.” BookBub.com, 1 of 9 Books That Are So Much More Than the Next Gone Girl

“A cleverly constructed suspense thriller.” Chicago Tribune

“There are lots of twists and turns in this novel, but I really didn’t see the last one coming.” Huffington Post

“A very good mystery.” Minneapolis Star Tribune

“[Kubica’s] masterful handling of plot makes The Good Girl hard to put down.” Columbus Dispatch

"The Good Girl has everything going for it. A fresh new style…the denouement will stun.” Florida Times-Union

“Told in the alternating points of view of Colin, Eve, and Gabe, this intriguing debut is riveting from the start—and the ending does not disappoint…The old adage ‘all is not what it seems’ applies here as Kubica delivers a tense psychological thriller.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

“Almost nothing turns out as expected, which, along with the novel’s structure and deep Midwestern roots, will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl. Unlike that dazzling duel between what prove to be a pair of sociopaths, this girl has heart—which makes it all the more devastating when the author breaks it.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This excellent debut is compulsively readable and highly recommended for anyone who loves a mystery, a suspense tale, or a psychological puzzle.” Library Journal

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Language English
Release Day Jul 28, 2014
Release Date July 29, 2014
Release Date Machine 1406592000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Psychological, New Additions, New Additions
Author Bio
Mary Kubica

Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl and Pretty Baby. She holds BA degrees in history and American literature, both from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She lives outside of Chicago with her family and enjoys photography, gardening, and caring for the animals at a local shelter.

Narrator Bio
Lindy Nettleton

Lindy Nettleton is a professional actress and a registered nurse who was born in England and lived in Hong Kong, Singapore, Scotland, and various places in England before coming to the United States. Apart from acting and narrating audiobooks, she runs her own wellness business. She is now a US citizen and is happy to make Newport, Rhode Island, her home.

Johnny Heller

Johnny Heller, winner of numerous Earphones and Audie Awards, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. He has been a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award winner from 2008 through 2013 and he has been named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine.

Tom Taylorson

Tom Taylorson is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and Chicago-based actor with over a decade of stage experience. In that time he also built a voice-over career and now primarily works as a voice actor. Tom is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago, teaching voice-over for interactive media.

Andi Arndt

Andi Arndt is a professional voice actor, the winner of a 2017 Audie Award for Best Romance, and winner of two Earphones Awards.

Overview

A New York Times bestseller
A Pop Sugar Pick for 9 Audiobooks to Listen to on Your Next Long Roadtrip
A Voice Arts Award Nominee
An iBooks bestseller in Mysteries & Thrillers
A Suspense Magazine Best Book of 2014
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014
An Amazon Best Book of the Month in Fiction
On the August 2014 Indie Next List
A BookPage Book of the Day in August 2014
See All +

“I’ve been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she has her dry cleaning done, where she works. I don’t know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she’s scared. But I will.”

Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn’t show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life.

Colin’s job was to abduct Mia as part of a wild extortion plot and deliver her to his employers. But the plan takes an unexpected turn when Colin suddenly decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota, evading the police and his deadly superiors. Mia’s mother, Eve, and Detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them, but no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family’s world to shatter.

An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller, The Good Girl is a compulsive debut that reveals how, even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems.

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