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I like reading books about war dogs, shipwrecks, and lady aviators.

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The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss
Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper
The Good Girl - Mary Kubica

I extended my lunch break today, because I was too close to the end of this book and couldn't put it down. This is a slow simmering psychological drama that I completely fell in love with. It's going to be hard not to compare it to Gone Girl-- the titles, plots, and twists all share similarities... but it's a story completely unto itself. I loved Gone Girl but I suspect that people who didn't (looking at you, Sister!) will be drawn in by The Good Girl

 

Put most simply, this is a story of a kidnapped schoolteacher. Four narrators tell the story, intermingling both Before and After segments. The kidnapper, the missing woman's mother, and the lead detective bring Mia to life. It's not until the epilogue that we hear from Mia herself, in a turn that added further dimensionality to an already rich novel. I really enjoyed this one and I have a feeling I'll be recommended it far and wide.