Don't You Cry

Don't You Cry

Large Print - 2016
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"In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is the only clue, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn to wonder, who is Esther really? And where did she go? Meanwhile, in a small lake town an hour outside of the city, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dish washer. He is immediately drawn to her, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something deeper and darker. As Quinn searches for answers about Esther and Alex is drawn further under Pearl'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" -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410489890
1410489892
Characteristics: 473 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 07, 2017

***SPOILERS***
Don't you cry was my first book of Mary Kubica's, and it disappointed me very much. I don't mean it was the twist that disappointed me, but I mean there were several other things that were hard for me to ignore. Firstly, the language was too fancy for Quinn and Alex, like I couldn't believe characters like Quinn and Alex would use such complicated words like Mrs. Kubica used. Secondly, Alex's part till the last third of the book was only descriptions of every single place he passes by, and it was annoyingly full of similes and metaphors (cold like ice, red as blood blah blah blah). Thirdly, HOW COULD BEN BREAK ANOTHER GIRL'S HEART FOR SOMETHING THAT SHE CAN'T CHANGE??? His girlfriend Priya is independent and that bugs him because he likes ''needy'' types, so instead of solving his problems with her he chooses an easier way (he replaces her). I'm not annoyed because he is jerk, but because his name is Ben, which is a name for a likable character. I would feel better if he was Owen, Frank or Harry. Anyways, the ending was very good and unpredictable, and I recommend it for mystery books lovers who don't find dumping your girlfriend for another girl a big deal.
- @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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billrooney
Dec 25, 2016

I gave this one 3 stars - it's OK but I found it over-written - it seemed to me that the author wanted to make full use of her thesaurus so sprinkled words throughout in place of more commonly used words. It was awkward because at times she was writing the inner dialogue of a character, and I felt that character would never use the $10 word the author was putting into her head. As well some of the $10 words were misused which I found jarring.

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JLMason
Dec 25, 2016

The anticipated “twist” in this one is easy to predict and you can skim read many unnecessary and tedious paragraphs of inner dialogue. The ending is abrupt and unsatisfying. Gillian Flynn does this genre of misleading the reader so much better.

aavishkakumar Dec 07, 2016

Started off a bit slow but with each chapter i read, i found myself becoming more and more hooked. It is an absolutely fantastic book with a great plot twist and is a great mystery!

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DELVEVD
Nov 25, 2016

just finished this book and loved it! could not put it down, i was pulled into the 2 naratives and liked both the characters and was always guessing as how they were connected but the ending was unexpected although hints throughout are given! great book and really enjoyed it! you will tooo!

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Sara0113
Aug 14, 2016

I love Mary Kubica! There's always lots of twists to her books and it really keeps you guessing and I love that.

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trincm
Aug 13, 2016

Not as good as her other book, found myself skimming thru some of the story as it wasn't getting anywhere. Then the ending just seemed too abrupt.

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40parachute
Aug 05, 2016

I REALLY enjoyed this book! TWISTS! Twists I did not predict! I kept telling myself, just one more chapter...ok, maybe two more, oh shoot....I need to read one more.... the need to keep reading is very compellingI I didn't ever want to put the book down... there weren't any places where I felt I could 'stop now' and read later! That's how I like my mysteries to be! Liked the way the story switched back and forth from the main characters...eventually revealing how things were really tied together! Definitely recommend if you like mystery/thrillers! I'm in....it's happened...I want to read more by this author!

ehbooklover Jul 03, 2016

A dark, atmospheric thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat with its slow build up of tension. There are lots of twists that had me guessing who-dunnit right up to the very end.

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gymgurl
Jun 12, 2016

This is my second book by this author and I am sure I will try a third one. If you like a good solid thriller, put this on your list.

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