Just the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica 
On Sale Date: January 10, 2023
9780778333111, 0778333116
Hardcover | 320 pages
$28.99 USD | $35.99 CAD
Fiction / Thrillers / Domestic


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iPad Mini in 4 colors_JusttheNicestCoupleIf you want 10 levels of crazy, well I give you “Just the Nicest Couple” featuring Lily & Christian Scott and Jacob & Nina Hayes.

Jacob is missing.
Lily and Nina are coworkers and friends.

Told from the point of view of Christian and Nina, the story will lead the reader down one designated path for most of the book.

As a page-turner, the story kept me on edge. But not for the obvious reason. I was nervous to see how far Christian will go to protect Lily. He is very committed while going to extremes. This is where crazy enters the chat. Their voices and thoughts seem like they belong to people who are slowly becoming unhinged.

The pace was fast with the normal and expected red herring. The tension ramps up as Nina continues to investigate Jacob’s disappearance. About 2/3 of the way, I had strong suspicions, but it didn’t stop me from turning pages. And I was right!!! But even better I was also wrong.

This is my first Mary Kubica novel and after reading this one I must wonder why I have waited so long to try her writing. 

I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys domestic thrillers with predictable endings OR not. I just dabble so it is very understandable I have more “WTF Just Happen” experiences.

I think it’s time for me to read THE OTHER MRS. especially since it has been optioned as a movie by Netflix


A husband’s disappearance links two couples in this twisty thriller from New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica

Jake Hayes is missing. This much is certain. At first, his wife, Nina, thinks he is blowing off steam at a friend’s house after their heated fight the night before. But then a day goes by. Two days. Five. And Jake is still nowhere to be found.

Lily Scott, Nina’s friend and coworker, thinks she may have been the last to see Jake before he went missing. After Lily confesses everything to her husband, Christian, the two decide that nobody can find out what happened leading up to Jake’s disappearance, especially not Nina. But Nina is out there looking for her husband, and she won’t stop until the truth is discovered.

About the Author:
Mary Kubica is a New York Times bestselling author of thrillers including The Good Girl, The Other Mrs., and Local Woman Missing. Her books have been translated into over thirty languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide. She’s been described as “a helluva storyteller” (Kirkus) and “a writer of vice-like control” (Chicago Tribune), and her novels have been praised as “hypnotic” (People) and “illuminating” (L.A. Times). She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and children.

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