Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday Thoughts ~ Books from the Backlog

Happy Thursday . . .  aka Happy Almost Friday!!

It's time for Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books.  It's a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks . . . or on your eReader.


This week's neglected book is . . . 

The Good Girl 
Release Date:  July 29, 2014
Publisher:  Harlequin Mira

From Goodreads:   I've been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she works. I don't know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she's scared. But I will.

One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

When Colin decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota instead of delivering her to his employers, Mia's mother, Eve, and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them. But no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family's world to shatter.

Why I selected it:  This debut novel made it to my must-read list before it was published, and I've had a copy since May of 2014.  This book was well received, and the author has published several successful novels since.  I think about this book from time to time, and  I'm hoping to take The Good Girl off the shelf soon.  

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  1. I remember reading this last year and I think it has been the only book I've read by Mary Kubica. I hope you enjoy it if you get a chance to read it.

  2. I've had this one for long time too - probably since it was published. I read a later book by the author and liked it OK. Think she has 4 out now?

  3. I remember this one getting some good reviews, too. Hopefully you'll enjoy it when you finally take the plunge. :)

  4. I actually listened to the audiobook for this one a little over a year ago. I did enjoy it and thoguht it was well done. I hope you have some luck with it as well!

  5. This one is sitting on my TBR shelf as well. One of these days we will read it. :-)