Monday, January 25, 2016

Review: Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica

So far, my experience reading anything written by Mary Kubica, has not been good. Whilst reading Pretty Baby, I found several grammatical errors that totally turned off this grammar maven. I mean, the spelling was atrocious among other things. After a while, I gave up. I can't attest to Mary Kubica being an excellent novelist or not, because Don't You Cry is the first book of hers that I have finished. Anyway, I received a free copy of Don't You Cry from, and I thank them for that. Don't You Cry was a good, if not terribly exciting at all times novel. That being said, It kept my interest until the end. It is told from two different points of view, one being Quinn and the other Alex, an eighteen year old teenager. I find this technique getting a lot of play lately in writing; the alternating chapters and am not quite sure why it is so popular. Is it hard to simply write a linear novel and tell a story? The alternating views do however, provide a little bit of tension. The plot twists and turns in several areas, and I thought I had a good handle on what exactly was happening, but ultimately, I had to wait until the last 35 pages or so to have it all make sense. Don't You Cry is a good psychological thriller that should keep you up well into a late night. An easy read and would recommend for a scary, creepy diversion.

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