Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Showcase - When The Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

I can't think of a better way to battle a bout of flu than snuggled up with plenty of fluids, some meds and a chilling thriller and I chose bestseller, Mary Kubica's latest, When The Lights Go Out. 

ISBN-13: 9781488023576
Publisher: Park Row Books
Release Date: 9-4-2018
Length: 336pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible


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?

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Meet Mary:
Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of four novels, including THE GOOD GIRL, PRETTY BABY, DON’T YOU CRY and EVERY LAST LIE. A former high school history teacher, Mary 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, where she enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter. Her first novel THE GOOD GIRL was an Indie Next pick in August of 2014, received a Strand Critics Nomination for Best First Novel and was a nominee in the Goodreads Choice Awards in Debut Goodreads Author and in Mystery & Thriller for 2014. Mary’s novels have been translated into over twenty languages and have sold over a million copies worldwide. She’s been described as “a writer of vice-like control,” (Chicago Tribune) and her novels have been praised as “hypnotic” (People) and “thrilling and illuminating” (Los Angeles Times).


  1. Pretty cover for this! Thanks for showcasing this Debbie, hope you are having a good week!

  2. I think the library has one of hers :)

  3. Hope the flu is going, I know Kubica is very popular among thriller readers, glad it kept your mind off the flu.

    1. not flu doc says flu like virus, but nasty and yes getting better thanks Kathryn

  4. Just the blurb has me curious about her past.

    Feel better, Debbie. The flu...ugh!

    1. I know right I hate being sick and when it's so beautiful outside it's even worse!!!!

  5. I've read her before and liked her books. This sounds pretty good.

    1. she's new to me Mary but I think I may have to give this one a try!

  6. This sounds good. I have an one of her books on audio and need to try her.