Local Woman Missing: A Novel

Local Woman Missing: A Novel

by Mary Kubica (Author)

New York Times Bestseller

"Dark and twisty, with white-knuckle tension and jaw-dropping surprises." —Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark

In this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense Mary Kubica takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.

People don't just disappear without a trace…

Shelby Tebow is the first to go missing. Not long after, Meredith Dickey and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, vanish just blocks away from where Shelby was last seen, striking fear into their once-peaceful community. Are these incidents connected? After an elusive search that yields more questions than answers, the case eventually goes cold.

Now, eleven years later, Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what they'll find…

Look for these other riveting thrillers by Mary Kubica:
The Good Girl
Pretty Baby
Don't You Cry
Every Last Lie
When the Lights Go Out
The Other Mrs.


Local Woman Missing: A Novel by Mary Kubica

In the small town of Havenwood, nestled amidst rolling hills and whispering woods, a young nanny named Meredith disappears without a trace. Her disappearance sends shockwaves through the community, leaving her loved ones desperate for answers and the town gripped by fear.

As the days turn into weeks, Meredith's husband, Derek, becomes increasingly distraught. He can't understand how his wife, who was devoted to their family, could simply vanish. He enlists the help of his sister-in-law, Kate, a former journalist, to uncover the truth behind Meredith's disappearance.

Together, Derek and Kate embark on a relentless search, digging deeper into Meredith's life and the twisted secrets that lie beneath the surface. They soon discover that Meredith was not who they thought she was. She had a past that she had desperately tried to keep hidden - a past that may hold the key to her disappearance.

As they delve further into the mystery, Derek and Kate find themselves entangled in a web of lies and deception. They encounter suspicious characters, each with their own motives and secrets. The line between friend and foe blurs, and they realize that they can trust no one.

With each passing day, the pressure mounts, and the stakes rise higher. Derek and Kate must race against time to find Meredith before it's too late. But as they get closer to the truth, they uncover a darkness that threatens to consume them all.

Local Woman Missing is a gripping and suspenseful thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Mary Kubica's masterful storytelling and intricate plot will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew.


353 pages