When the Lights Go Out

By Mary Kubica
Read by Jayme Mattler  and Julia Whelan

9.88 Hours 09/04/2018 unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982543709

  • ISBN: 9781982543693

  • ISBN: 9781982543716

A woman is plunged into a bizarre case of stolen identity in this ambitious and riveting thriller by the blockbuster bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica. Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that forces her to question everything she’s ever known. Finding herself suddenly at the center of a bizarre mystery, Jessie tumbles down a rabbit hole, which is only exacerbated by a relentless lack of sleep. As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with Jessie’s mind. Her judgment is blurred, her thoughts hampered by fatigue. Jessie begins to see things until she can no longer tell the difference between what’s real and what she’s only imagined. Meanwhile, twenty years earlier and two hundred and fifty miles away, another woman’s split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past. Is Jessie really who she thinks she is? Has her whole life been a lie? The truth will shock her to her core … if she lives long enough to discover it.

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Summary

Summary

A LibraryReads Pick for September

A woman is plunged into a bizarre case of stolen identity in this ambitious and riveting thriller by the blockbuster bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica.

Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that forces her to question everything she’s ever known.

Finding herself suddenly at the center of a bizarre mystery, Jessie tumbles down a rabbit hole, which is only exacerbated by a relentless lack of sleep. As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with Jessie’s mind. Her judgment is blurred, her thoughts hampered by fatigue. Jessie begins to see things until she can no longer tell the difference between what’s real and what she’s only imagined.

Meanwhile, twenty years earlier and two hundred and fifty miles away, another woman’s split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past. Is Jessie really who she thinks she is? Has her whole life been a lie? The truth will shock her to her core … if she lives long enough to discover it.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Will keep you questioning everything—and everyone—until the riveting conclusion. A twisty, captivating, edge-of-your-seat read.” Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author
“Will keep readers riveted as they witness the unraveling of the lives of two women…The ending brings a stunning ironic twist…[An] intensely moving novel about identity and deceit.” Booklist
“Kubica peppers her narrative with creepy, surreal touches that will have readers questioning reality right along with Jessie…Kubica is a helluva storyteller.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Mary Kubica

Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl and Pretty Baby. She holds a BA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in history and American literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her family and enjoys photography, gardening, and caring for the animals at a local shelter.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 9.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English