When the Lights Go Out.
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 (
PW Reviews 2018 July #4
Jessie Sloane, the chief narrator of this lackluster psychological thriller from bestseller Kubica (