Review: When The Lights Go Out

Author: Mary Kubica. 
Genre: Psychological Thriller. 
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«

A woman is forced to question her own identity in this riveting and emotionally charged 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 causes her to doubt 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 grief and a relentless lack of sleep. As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with Jessie’s mind. Her judgment is blurred, her thoughts are 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. Has Jessie’s whole life been a lie or have her delusions gotten the best of her?

The cover is colorful and intriguing. I really like it.

This is the first Mary Kubica Book I read, and I don't know if I'll be reading any of her other works. 

The storyline was pretty intriguing, and I read it till the end, but only because I wanted to know what exactly happened. Whether Jessica Sloane was Eden's daughter or not. And that one question is what kept me reading. 

I hate stories that drag too much. I love books with ample action, where things just keep happening. Well, this book was way too slow for me. Way too slow. 

I was actually starting to like the book, and then the book took a sudden twist and I was left fumbling in exasperation. 

So yeah, it was psychological enough, but it lacked a lot in the "thriller" aspects. 

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