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Book Review of Don't You Cry

Don't You Cry
Don't You Cry
Author: Mary Kubica
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Book Type: Paperback
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Do you love physiological thrillers as mush as me? Here's one for you: Quinn's a stereotypical millennial in her early twenties, both self-centered and lacking in basic reasoning skills. âSmart decisions aren't really my forte,â she says. Characters don't need to be likable, of course, but I couldn't quite tell whether Quinn's childish, whiny demeanor was intentional. Unable to think about anyone but herself, more than a quarter of the novel passes before Quinn is able to stop navel-gazing and try calling her missing roommate's cell phone. Finally, crafting a compelling plot twist is no easy task. Done right, the twist feels both surprising and inevitable, thanks to subtle seeds planted throughout the story. When that âa-ha!â moment hit us, it should be accompanied by âHow did I not see that coming?!â