Local Woman Missing

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What to expect

The chilling new thriller from master of suspense and New York Times bestseller Mary Kubica: A mother and her daughter vanish. But only the child returns . . .


You’ll never find her. Don’t even try.

When a local mother and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, suddenly vanish, their close-knit suburban community is rocked by fear and suspicion. How could such a terrible thing have happened in their small town?

Then, eleven years later, Delilah shockingly reappears. Everyone wants to know what really happened to her. But there are secrets hidden deep in the past – and when the truth about those missing years begins to surface, no one is prepared for what they’re about to find out.

You won’t be able to stop turning the pages of LOCAL WOMAN MISSING, the chilling new thriller from master of suspense and New York Times bestseller, MARY KUBICA

Readers love MARY KUBICA:

‘Brilliantly propulsive and engrossing’ JP DELANEY on THE OTHER MRS
‘Grabs you from the moment it starts’ DAILY MAIL on EVERY LAST LIE
‘A twisty rollercoaster ride’ LISA GARDNER on THE GOOD GIRL
‘Seductive and unpredictable’ KARIN SLAUGHTER on THE OTHER MRS
‘A page-turning whodunit’ RUTH WARE on EVERY LAST LIE

Critics Review

  • ‘Mary Kubica’s latest novel is a sophisticated, suspenseful, perfectly-plotted psychological thriller that is chillingly believable’ Diane Jeffrey

    ‘Dark and compelling’ Bella

    Praise for Mary Kubica:

    ‘Kubica ratchets up tension and intrigue in The Other Mrs. Her salacious, thoroughly mysterious characters bear the qualities we all crave in a thriller – seductive, seemingly unknowable, and altogether unpredictable.’ Karin Slaughter

    ‘Brilliantly propulsive and engrossing, with twists you won’t see coming, The Other Mrs is that rare thing: a thriller with heart’ JP Delaney, author of The Girl Before

    ‘I devoured this book! An instantly engaging, intense read which enthralled me from the start. A dark story of secrets and lies where no-one can be trusted – with a knockout end’ Louise Mumford, author of Sleepless

    ‘A dark and twisted thrill ride that I never wanted to get off. It pulled me in from the very first page, and had me gripped until its shocking conclusion’ Stephanie DeCarolis, author of The Guilty Husband

    ‘A labyrinth of deception and family secrets, each one more shocking than the last, with an ending that left me thunderstruck’ Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife

    ‘Mary Kubica’s best book yet! I tore through the twisty, spine-tinglingly creepy pages’ Sarah Pekkanen, co-author of The Wife Between Us

    ‘An utterly absorbing tale of deception and subterfuge’ Liv Constantine, author of The Other Mrs Parrish

    ‘Holy moly, it took my breath away’ The Daily Record

    ‘Creepy and oh so clever, with a brilliant twist I did not see coming!’ Alice Feeney, bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie

    ‘Brilliant, intense, and utterly addictive. Be prepared to run a gauntlet of emotions!’ B A Paris, bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors

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