The Good Girl – Book Review

HEY GUYS

DISCLAIMER: This is a book review not makeup based.

I absolutely adore reading but with University and other commitments I never feel like I never have the time to sit and read a book. However, I did have 4 weeks off University for Christmas and saw this as a perfect opportunity to sit and read a decent book. I have a friend that loves reading like I do so he recommended a book for me. The book that he recommended was ‘The Good Girl’ by Mary Kubica, if you like this author or read my review and are interested you can purchase it off Amazon here.

Okay guys, you’re going to have to bare with me on this one because the last time I did a book review of any kind was probably 4 years ago when I was in High School! So if there’s anything you want to know about the book that I’ve missed comment down below or ask me via my socials that will be posted down below!

GENRE: 

Thriller/Mystery.

 (MAIN) CHARACTER LIST:

  1. Mia Dennett, Main Character… young teacher, second daughter of Eve and James, comes from a wealthy background but doesn’t follow her families traditions.
  2. Colin Thatcher, Mystery Guy… does illegal odd jobs for cash to provide for ill Mother.
  3. Eve Dennett, Mother of Mia & Housewive to a successful Judge.
  4. James Dennett… Father of Mia.
  5. Detective Gabe Hoffman… Detective for the case

PLOT SUMMARY:

Mia Dennett can’t resist a one-night stand with the enigmatic stranger she meets in a bar.

But going home with him might turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life…

This book recalls all events surrounding Mia Dennett’s decision to leave with a mystery guy from a bar. This one action has enormous repercussions on not only Mia’s life but all those who are impacted by Mia’s decision. I could go on about the amazing plot behind this book but I’m trying so hard to not spoil it for you!

I don’t know the colour of her eyes or what they look like when they’re scared…. but I will.

POINT TO CONSIDER:

What I am going to include just to give you a better insight into the book without spoiling it (hopefully) is that this book centres around a wealthy family who have built an ideal image of a perfect family and this event really tears apart this ideal and shows that attempting to be that perfect family can cause more damage than it is worth. Damage being the long term emotional impacts and vulnerabilities that family members can become susceptible to! This is a key thing to consider when reading this book. Granted this book and its plot is an amazing read but if you focus on the underlying message you’ll get more from the read!

UNIQUE WRITING STYLE OF THIS BOOK:

This book was actually really interesting to read due to layout, the plan for the book. This book doesn’t follow the usual chronological order of events in the story. The author has a really unique writing style. Her approach is to do chapter by chapter from different character perspectives and from different time points. This is a really effective way to write as you build up a more rounded view of all characters and it adds depth to the story. Especially for a story like this one were a large proportion of the content probably couldn’t be included if this character approach wasn’t applied. Additionally, this book begins to add in events from the end of the story part way through, this really makes your mind question what is going on and makes you want to read on in order to get answers!

Daily Mail: This powerful debut thriller… grabs you for the moment it starts.

ENDING:

If you choose to read this (which I think anyone should), you need to mentally prepare for the ending, its so so clever but so so tormenting to the reader! That’s all I’m giving you, you guys got the warning, I did not! Although, the thing that gets you with this book is that you really start to feel for the characters that in principle you shouldn’t feel bad for because haven’t they done something wrong?

10/10 LOVED this book, such a gripping read!

Don’t forget to follow my socials using the handle ‘rebeccajblog’ and give me some ideas for future book reviews!

Rebecca Jayne xo

8 comments

  1. I felt horrible for Colin Tacher. He is the first negative character that I fell in love with. I so wanna discuss this book with someone. There are a bit concussions . I could not understand how Colin came in the story considering Mia’s perspective in the epilogue. (Im keeping it spoiler free for those who read the comments, I hope you got what I’m confused at 😜)

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