Tuesday Intro: Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica

imageThis week, I’m linking up again with Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter / paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon. I really enjoy these tasters when I read them on other blogs so wanted to join in.

Today’s book is Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica which I’m excited about having loved her other books. Here’s what it’s about…

imageIn downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment without a trace. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her friend and roommate Quinn Collins to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she’s the person Quinn thought she knew.

Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town an hour outside Chicago, a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop where eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo works as a dishwasher. He is immediately drawn to her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister than he ever expected.

And here’s how it starts…



In hindsight, I should have known right away that something wasn’t quite right. The jarring noise in the middle of the night, the open window, the empty bed. Later, I blamed a whole slew of things for my nonchalance, everything from a headache to fatigue, down to arrant stupidity.

But still.

I should have known right away that something wasn’t right.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


Note: this is for a review/proof copy



  1. Oh yes, I’d read on. I love the intro and have this one somewhere. Hope u love it.

  2. Great intro! I want to read something by this author soon.

  3. Oh, I would keep reading…and soon will! This one is on my list for May. Can’t wait! Thanks for sharing…and here’s mine: “LIES & OTHER ACTS OF LOVE”

  4. That’s a good opening. I’d definitely keep reading to find out made the character look back in regret.
    My Tuesday post features STELLA BAIN.

  5. Since I liked her first book, I would keep reading this one! Looking forward to your thoughts.

    1. I hope it’s as good…Pretty Baby was good too if you haven’t read it.

  6. That’s a very good begining. It makes me want to keep reading. Sounds good. Enjoy.

    1. I really hope it’s as good as her other books. I plan on cracking the spine tonight.

  7. I’m so looking forward to reading this one next month – in fact I’m tempted to get stuck in straightaway.

    1. I have been holding off but I can’t wait any longer.

      1. Haha – I would have cracked too but in a perpetual cycle of catching up!

  8. I’d definitely keep reading! I want to know what happens next!

    1. It does make you want to keep going doesn’t it. I am intrigued.

  9. I’d definitely keep reading. I love a good thriller/mystery. Enjoy!

    1. Me too. I have high hopes here!

  10. I’d keep reading. The synopsis does an excellent job of drawing you in!

    1. Doesn’t it? She is such a good author.

  11. This is certainly a riveting opening! Very creepy, too. Not my type of book at all…..but I do hope you enjoy it! Thanks for commenting on my own Tuesday Intros post!! 🙂

    1. Isn’t it. I have loved her last two books. Twist, turns, never what you expect.

  12. Oh yes… it sounds good! Is this a new one?

    1. It was great and yes, the new one…i couldn’t resist requesting it on net galley- so glad I did!

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