The Good Girl

The Good Girl

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, 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.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario :, Harlequin MIRA,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780778317760
9780778316558
Branch Call Number: FICTION KUB
Characteristics: 350 pages ; 25 cm

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patcumming Feb 06, 2015

I liked that this book was not predictable but I found the writing a bit uneven. I haven't read Gone Girl so I can't compare the writing. The structure of going back and forth from before the "incident" to afterwards worked quite well.


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hsunseri
May 18, 2019

3.81

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MinCruz77
Feb 06, 2019

Excellent read. Drew me in right from the beginning and held onto me the entire roller-coaster ride. Looking forward to reading more by this author. #greatreads

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Alpha_zzz
Jul 28, 2018

This is a really, really good read.
Creative, suspenseful and unpredictable.
I would give it a 5 rating, but Iā€™m opposed to all of the swearing.

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Gryphinx
Apr 19, 2018

This book was impossible for me to put down. I loved the three points of view, and the way it skips around in time (but in an organized, non-confusing way), made for a very fascinating read. I had an idea of how it would conclude, and ended up being way off (LOVE the end!). It was well written, no dull passages here. Definitely a new favourite of mine - I won't soon forget this one.

CRRL_MegRaymond Dec 19, 2017

Mia disappeared. Was she kidnapped? When she is eventually found, she has no memory and calls herself Chloe. Is she a victim? Or a perpetrator?

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saucykats
Sep 29, 2017

I strongly disagree that this was in the same genre as Harlequin romance novels. MIRA is a division of Harlequin & they publish amazing reads just as this was. I had a hard time putting it down. I read for enjoyment not to try to figure out plots or endings. If you are like me then you will love this book & can't wait to read her other 3.
I dont have the option on my phone to rate it so giving it a 4 1/2 šŸŒŸ

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reader10000
Jul 06, 2017

Similarities to Gone Girl are exaggerated. Gillian Flynn had the ability to create unlikable characters, yet compel the reader to continue reading. The characters in Good Girl were largely cliches, especially Mia's family. I kick myself for not knowing until near the end that Harlequin was the publisher. Had I known that I doubt I would have read the book.

Despite the comments of others, I didn't think the end was that surprising, but then again, this wasn't really a mystery story. If looking for a mystery - as I was - pass on this book

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cassmazza
May 29, 2017

Hands down the best book I have ever read. I love the different perspectives and how the book was written. I had so many emotions while reading this. Totally shocking plot twists and endings. I seriously COULD NOT put this book down.... It's crazy how much I loved this book! And it's even crazier how I hadn't heard of this book beforehand - It should be a lot more popular.

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PaulaSuzanneLee
Apr 16, 2017

Written similar to Gone Girl. A little slow in the middle, but great ending!

LoganLib_Aavishka Feb 22, 2017

I started off by reading Don't you Cry and it was so good that i thought i must try her other books. This was hauntingly addictive. It was filled with intense moments and suspense but was interesting how their lives all interlocked and overlapped. I really like her style of writing. Fabuolous story.

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