When the Lights Go Out.

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading   Processing Request
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HOFFERT, B. When the Lights Go Out. Library Journal, [s. l.], v. 143, n. 7, p. 46–47, 2018. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=128930776&custid=s3443875. Acesso em: 29 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hoffert B. When the Lights Go Out. Library Journal. 2018;143(7):46-47. Accessed October 29, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=128930776&custid=s3443875
    • APA:
      Hoffert, B. (2018). When the Lights Go Out. Library Journal, 143(7), 46–47.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hoffert, Barbara. 2018. “When the Lights Go Out.” Library Journal 143 (7): 46–47. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=128930776&custid=s3443875.
    • Harvard:
      Hoffert, B. (2018) ‘When the Lights Go Out’, Library Journal, 143(7), pp. 46–47. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=128930776&custid=s3443875 (Accessed: 29 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hoffert, B 2018, ‘When the Lights Go Out’, Library Journal, vol. 143, no. 7, pp. 46–47, viewed 29 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hoffert, Barbara. “When the Lights Go Out.” Library Journal, vol. 143, no. 7, Apr. 2018, pp. 46–47. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=128930776&custid=s3443875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hoffert, Barbara. “When the Lights Go Out.” Library Journal 143, no. 7 (April 15, 2018): 46–47. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=128930776&custid=s3443875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hoffert B. When the Lights Go Out. Library Journal [Internet]. 2018 Apr 15 [cited 2020 Oct 29];143(7):46–7. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=128930776&custid=s3443875


Booklist Reviews 2018 September #1

This fifth stand-alone psychological thriller (after Every Last Lie, 2017) from New York Times best-selling author Kubica will keep readers riveted as they witness the unraveling of the lives of two women, one in the present, the other in the past. Jessie Sloane is struggling to build a new life after years of being sole caregiver to her mother through a protracted and ultimately terminal illness. Her disorientation, heightened by chronic insomnia, turns into sheer panic and hallucinatory mania when she applies for college, only to learn that her Social Security number belongs to a deceased three-year-old. Her mother's story, set 20 years earlier, explains why her life had been so secretive that Jessie knows nothing about her mother's past, nor even her father's name. The ending brings a stunning ironic twist, with a resolution that some readers may find disconcerting. Overall, though, this intensely moving novel about identity and deceit is strongly recommended for anyone who has been drawn to the current wave of Girl sagas. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 April #2

Remaking her life after her mother succumbs to cancer, Jessica uncovers a secret that undermines her sense of self even as she navigates a world made hazy by sleeplessness. Meanwhile, the heartbreak of Eden's unmet wish to have a child brings on marital stress, emotional collapse, and, finally, some dangerous behavior. Top-drawer suspense author Kubica (The Good Girl; Every Last Lie) connects the dots; a 250,000-copy first printing.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 July #4

Jessie Sloane, the chief narrator of this lackluster psychological thriller from bestseller Kubica (Every Last Lie), spends her teen years caring for her mother, Eden, until Eden dies from cancer at their home in Chicago. Numb with grief, insomniac Jessie tries to get on with her life by applying to a community college, but a college official informs her that her Social Security number belongs to a girl who died 17 years earlier. Jessie never knew who her father was, nor does she have a birth certificate or a driver's license, so trying to find her identity seems insurmountable. As Jessie's insomnia worsens, she makes one bad decision after another. Flashbacks from Eden's viewpoint show that she and her husband, Aaron, were loving newlyweds, but their marriage soured when Eden became consumed with having a baby. Jessie's inability to tell reality from illusion quickly becomes tiresome, as does Eden and Aaron's story. Eden's account plods to a disappointing finale. Kubica fans will hope for a return to form next time. Agent: Rachael Dillon Fried, Greenburger Assoc. (Sept.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.