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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Kubica  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born:


-- Website -- http://www.MaryKubica.com
-- Mary Kubica on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=mary+kubica


Illinois Connection

Kubica was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. After attending college in Oxford, Ohio, she lived in the city of Chicago for a few years, and now resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mary Kubica is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature.


Awards

The Good Girl


-- Best Books of 2014 in Mystery/Thriller, Publishers Weekly
-- Indie Next Pick, August 2014
-- Best Summer Books in Mystery/Thriller, Publishers Weekly
-- Summer's Best Mysteries and Thrillers, Bookish
-- Midwest Connections Pick, Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, August 2014
-- Starred Review,Publishers Weekly

Pretty Baby


-- 8 Books You Need to Read This July, Vulture
-- Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
-- Starred review, Kirkus

Don't You Cry


-- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Please contact Emer Flounders, Publicity Manager for Harlequin Books, at [mailto:Emer_Flounders@harlequin.ca Emer_Flounders@harlequin.ca]

Selected Titles At Your Library

Don't you cry
ISBN: 9780778307792. OCLC Number: 1001456358

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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 with us.--Page 4 of cover.

Don't you cry /
ISBN: 0778319059. OCLC Number: 941911892

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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.

Every last lie
ISBN: 9781489257406. OCLC Number: 1032367408

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Clara Solberg's world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident ... until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon. Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick's death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth. Who would have wanted Nick dead? And, more important, why? Clara will stop at nothing to find out -- and the truth is only the beginning of this twisted tale of secrets and deceit. Told in the alternating perspectives of Clara's investigation and Nick's last months leading up to the crash, master of suspense Mary Kubica weaves her most chilling thriller to date -- one that explores the dark recesses of a mind plagued by grief and shows that some secrets might be better left buried.

Every last lie /
ISBN: 0778319989. OCLC Number: 990145403

. .

Clara Solberg's world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident - until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon. Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick's death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth. Who would have wanted Nick dead? And, more important, why? Clara will stop at nothing to find out - and the truth is only the beginning of this twisted tale of secrets and deceit.

Pretty baby
ISBN: 9780778363286. OCLC Number: 989963096

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Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal or worse. Nevertheless, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home, despite her family's objections. As clues into Willow's past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she's willing to go to help a stranger. What starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into an unrelenting web of lies and a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.--Page 4 of cover.

Pretty baby /
ISBN: 0778318745. OCLC Number: 898161785

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She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can't get the girl out of her head ... Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal--or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home. Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow's past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she's willing to go to help a stranger. What starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.

The Good Girl :
ISBN: 9781432837730. OCLC Number: 965333090

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Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher, One night, she enters a bar to meet her sometimes boyfriend. When he doesn't show, she leaves with an enigmatic stranger. Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. It's the worst mistake of Mia's life. Colin's job was to abduct Mia and deliver her to his employers. Instead, he suddenly decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota, evading the police and his deadly superiors.--Page 4 of cover.

The good girl :
ISBN: 0778316556. OCLC Number: 881454153

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The daughter of a prominent Chicago judge and his socialite wife, inner-city art teacher Mia Dennett is taken hostage by her one-night stand, Colin Thatcher, who, instead of delivering her to his employers, hides her in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota to keep her safe from harm.