Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica

Missing women and a missing child.  How could this happen in a small, quiet town?

How was it that the child returns years later after being held captive in a completely dark basement with little food and filthy conditions?

The opening chapters of the abuse suffered by Delilah in the basement is disturbing.  You will see what being held captive for all that time has done to Delilah's personality and to her family even after she returns.

LOCAL WOMAN MISSING is a pretty intense read and somewhat graphic at times.

The chapters are titled with the stories of three characters. 

Meredith who is Delilah's mother disappears the same day Delilah does, and we follow her in the present and past.

Kate is Meredith's neighbor and always thought Meredith's life was perfect, but finds out it wasn’t.

Leo is Delilah's sister. Leo was four when his sister disappeared, and he has a hard time with her return as well as in life in general.  He has been labeled the weird kid and is bullied.

There are a lot of characters to keep track of and disturbing scenes, but this book will keep you on your toes with all the tension, the secrets some characters seem to be keeping, and lots of guessing about "who done it.”

Thriller fans and fans of Mary Kubica will not be disappointed.

Your jaw will drop at the ending and have you saying WOW!!

Make sure you put LOCAL WOMAN MISSING in your list of must reads. 5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. This is a do-not-miss read!!

    I hope you get to read it.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. On my TBR list (and I see that my Hoopla app has the audio!). Love your review!

    1. Awwww...thank you about my review.

      I bet it would be good in audio.

      Thanks for your comment, Mary.

  3. Spot on review!!! I loved this one!!

    1. Thanks, reeca, about my review, and thanks for commenting.

  4. Thank you for the review. Sounds very good.

    1. You are welcome.

      It is very good.

      Enjoy if you read it, Mystica, and thanks for your comment.

  5. I just downloaded this one, and can't wait to dive in!

    1. ENJOY!!

      I know you will love it, Laurel.

      Thanks for your comment.