Local Woman Missing - Mary Kubica

Local Woman Missing

By Mary Kubica

  • Release Date: 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 4,982 Ratings)



"Dark and twisty, with white-knuckle tension and jaw-dropping surprises." —Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark

In this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense Mary Kubica, author of Just the Nicest Couple, takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.

People don't just disappear without a trace…

Shelby Tebow is the first to go missing. Not long after, Meredith Dickey and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, vanish just blocks away from where Shelby was last seen, striking fear into their once-peaceful community. Are these incidents connected? After an elusive search that yields more questions than answers, the case eventually goes cold.

Now, eleven years later, Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what they'll find…

Don't miss Mary Kubica's chilling upcoming novel, She's Not Sorry, where an ICU nurse accidentally uncovers a patient's frightening past...

Look for these other edge-of-your-seat thrillers by New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica: The Good Girl Pretty Baby Don’t You Cry Every Last Lie When the Lights Go Out The Other Mrs. Just The Nicest Couple She's Not Sorry


  • Soo good.

    By ShayA22
    Was a little skeptical at first with the it started out but that quickly changed and I myself not wanting to put it down. Interesting characters, full twists and turns, written well. I enjoyed that each chapter was of a different character speaking in the first person. MAJOR plot twist in the middle I never saw coming and an ending I didn't anticipate. Never know who you can really trust! Great read!
  • 4
    By ACESout
    No shame. I had no idea the twist I was gonna get with this one until it started to actually unravel nearing the end. Not what I expected. There were enough suses I could have seen other endings. It wasn’t far fetched, it was def psycho thrilly and the characters weren’t all over the place, so easy to keep up with. I’ll def check out her other work.
  • Decent, slow and rushed at the same time

    By ceder-tree
    The story was good, but the ending felt incredibly rushed for how long some of the characters needed for development and the story to come together. Overall still recommend for an easy weekend read.
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By TSull23
    So many twists. What a great book that keeps you reading
  • A great twist to keep you hooked.

    By TravelThisWeekend
    A great but easy read. Loved the way the truth unfolded.
  • Couldn’t put it down!

    By Jessie PS
    This is exactly the kind of book I was looking for. It going back and forth in personal perspectives and in time. I didn’t expect anything that was happening either. True psychological thriller. I was sad that it ended.
  • Best Book

    By JuiceyPear
    This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.
  • Fast paced

    By adip2017
    A fast paced thriller that keeps you guessing! From the first few chapters it’s easy to get hooked and I still feel the beginning was my favorite part of the book. There were many plot twists I just didn’t see coming. Some of the character development fell a bit flat for me, but overall I found the plot captivating. Everything I’ve picked up from this author I’ve been impressed with and I’ll continue to pick up her work in the future!
  • Local Women Missing

    By 49bink
    How about some twist and turns that shock and surprise you You won’t see it coming … Trust me !
  • Dark, twisty, mom’s worst nightmare

    By maddysen28
    As a new mom, this book made me want to puke. I had to put it down in the first few chapters and come back to it later, but I’m so glad I did. It was very twisty (I don’t always love when all of the twists come out at the end all together) but I never knew how things would end until they did. So dark and interesting. This was my first Mary Kubica book but I will definitely be reading more!