I just finished up Mary Kubica’s new book When the Lights Go Out. I’ve read many of Kubica’s other books and was happy with them. I grabbed this one when it became available based on how I felt about the other books.
Then about half way through I started writing this post. I often do that. I start the post…put in the pictures and links then when I finish the book I write my personal thoughts. Well this time, that all back fired on me. I looked…the reviewers only gave the book 3.7 stars with 35% only giving it 3 stars. Oh no. I read one review and it said the book was good until the plot twist and the ending. I’m not there yet. So far I love the book… I’m not giving up on it now as so far, I’m really interested so…give me a couple more hours of listening and I’ll be back with my thoughts.
So, I’m back.
….and my thoughts are…I liked it. I was surprised as those reviews I told you about really had me nervous. For me, how it ended, was really what the book needed….Very believable as far as I was concerned.
Here’s what Amazon had to say:“Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that causes her to doubt everything she’s ever known.
Finding herself suddenly at the center of a bizarre mystery, Jessie tumbles down a rabbit hole, which is only exacerbated by grief and a relentless lack of sleep. As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with Jessie’s mind. Her judgment is blurred, her thoughts are hampered by fatigue. Jessie begins to see things until she can no longer tell the difference between what’s real and what she’s only imagined.
Meanwhile, twenty years earlier and two hundred and fifty miles away, another woman’s split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past. Has Jessie’s whole life been a lie or have her delusions gotten the best of her?”
Amazon readers gave the book, as I said, 3.7 stars. Me, I give it 4.3 stars. I was very happy with the book and the ending.