The Good Girl

The Good Girl - Mary Kubica
Based on the description from Goodreads and reviews I had read online, I had high expectations of the book The Good Girl by Mary Kubica. Goodreads provided this description of the book:
 
Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, at first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life. 

Colin's job was to abduct Mia as part of a wild extortion plot and deliver her to his employers. But the plan takes an unexpected turn when Colin suddenly decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota, evading the police and his deadly superiors. Mia's mother, Eve, and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them, but no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family's world to shatter. 

An addictively suspenseful and tautly written thriller, The Good Girl is a compulsive debut that reveals how even in the perfect family, nothing is as it seems….
 
It is labeled as a mystery/suspense, which is appropriate based on the content but I felt a bit let down at the end. There was no point in time while reading that I was on the edge of my seat, like an excellent suspense story is supposed to make you feel. The story itself just seemed trite and the main character Mia annoyed me throughout, even if she was a “victim” of a kidnapping. The story also jumped between characters and before and after, and I felt like Kubica robbed herself of the suspense by letting the reader know right away that Mia survived the kidnapping. I felt more excited to be done with the book than I did to be reading it. I gave the book 2 stars on Goodreads.

 

Source: http://www.celticladysreviews.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-good-girl-by-mary-kubica-guest.html