Wednesday, March 20, 2024

She's Not Sorry

She's Not Sorry by Mary Kubica
4/2/24; 336 pages
Park Row Books

She's Not Sorry by Mary Kubica is a very highly recommended psychological thriller full of twists.

Meghan Michaels is working as an ICU nurse and a single mother to her teenage daughter, Sienna. When a new patient, Caitlin, arrives at the ICU in a coma with a traumatic brain injury, Meghan learns that she jumped from a bridge and fell over twenty feet to the train tracks below. After Meghan is assigned to care for her, she becomes increasingly close to the family. Then, when a witness comes forward saying Caitlin was pushed, her case suddenly becomes attempted murder. At the same time, there has been an increasing number of women who have been attacked in her neighborhood by an unidentified man which increases Meghan's concern for her and Sienna's safety. Adding to her worries is Nat an old friend she's reconnected with who seems to be in an abusive relationship.

Truly an un-put-downable novel, She's Not Sorry is a lightning-fast-paced psychological thriller with multiple jaw-dropping twists, unreliable characters, and a heart-stopping ending that all come together to make this Kubica's best thriller to date. I totally understand you'll want to race through it, reading as fast as you can, but Kubica makes every word count so pay attention to the details while reading. She also does an excellent job creating a menacing, creepy atmosphere and the feeling of dread increases with every chapter.

There are three mysteries involved and the novel is presented in two parts. The characters are all fully realized and you'll think you know them but hold that thought. It may be an illusion as the narrative takes one turn after another. The writing is exceptional, the twists plentiful, and the presentation was pitch-perfect. This is one psychological thriller that you will want to read. Thanks to Park Row Books for providing me with an advance reader's copy via NetGalley. My review is voluntary and expresses my honest opinion.


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