When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

When the Lights Go Out

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 he...


Details When the Lights Go Out

TitleWhen the Lights Go Out
ISBN9780778330783
Author
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherPark Row
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery
Rating

Reviews When the Lights Go Out

  • Melisa
    1970-01-01
    Mary Kubica. Girl. You are so very incredibly talented, your writing is absolutely superior and I have read and always will read everything you write. I don’t write negative reviews, but I have to keep it real for the sake of integrity - your readers are gonna be mad over this twist, girl!I read a review before picking this book up that said, what a great book, but not sure why that last twist was there. And I was all like pshhhh, I got this! I...
  • Paromjit
    1970-01-01
    Mary Kubica has taken a foray in an unusual direction from her usual psychological thrillers with this mystery featuring Jessie Sloane set in Chicago. She is a young woman who has spent so much of her life caring for her dying mother, Eden, afflicted with a debilitating form of cancer. There has only been her mum and Jessie, for as long as Jessie can remember, with her mother being less than forthcoming as to the identity of her father. Before sh...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    1970-01-01
    4 smoldering, shocking stars to When the Lights Go Out! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Mary Kubica is a go-to author of mine for a smoldering, slow-burning fix. I can rely on her storytelling to be emotive and easy to fall into. When the Lights Go Out has a rather controversial ending! Read on to see how I felt about it (without spoilers, of course!).When the Lights Go Out is told in alternating timelines: Jessie in the present day and Eden in 1996.Eden despera...
  • Kendall
    1970-01-01
    KUBICA.... GIRL!! After all that?!! You've got to be kidding me!Ok..... here we go. This was my first experience with this author and my goodness was it an experience. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about this author... so I can't compare anything since this was my first read by her. By all means.. please don't let MY own opinions stop you from reading this book... especially if you're a fan of this author. I tend to be on an outlier i...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    4.5 Stunning & Insomnia Inducing Stars!Having read all of Mary Kubica’s books to date and enjoyed them, I jumped at the chance of reading her latest, When the Lights Go Out. She is a go-to author of mine and always has me eagerly awaiting for her next release.I have seen some mixed reviews for this one and some not so favorable thoughts on that ending but for me that ending totally worked. I was tickled pink that Mary Kubica totally shocked and...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    1970-01-01
    Needing some time to think on this one and process... But reader, go into this blind. Full review to come.*I received a review copy via the publisher.
  • Felicia
    1970-01-01
    I'm a huge fan of Mary Kubica and this is the fourth book of hers that I have read. While it's not my favorite of hers, it still kept me awake all night with the familiar chant of "just one more chapter" until I found myself at the end of the book as the sun was rising. From the beginning you know what's happening as it doesn't appear that the author is trying to hide a twist from you... or is she? This could have been a five star from me if not ...
  • Pauline
    1970-01-01
    Mary Kubica is one of my favourite authors and I was delighted to receive an advanced copy of her latest book When The Lights Go Out. I have read all her previous books and loved them and this book was excellent. I was hooked from the first page to the last. I read this book in one day because I could not put it down. I felt great sympathy for the characters and Eden's story was extremely emotional.I would never have predicted the ending. I can't...
  • Jenny
    1970-01-01
    Having read two of Mary Kubica's previous books and thinking that they were fantastic, I was excited to have an opportunity to read her latest, "When the Lights Go Out."I finished it a few days ago but needed time to digest the book and it's ending. I am torn. I feel that Kubica gives us the makings of something great but misses the mark at the end. It reminds me of people that rave about an amazing meal they had a particular restaurant you want ...
  • Janine
    1970-01-01
    Well, that was some bullshit. I should have known better than to give this a try after reading Every Last Lie, which was a story where (view spoiler)[ literally nothing actually happens (hide spoiler)]. So I don't know why I'm surprised that in this book (view spoiler)[literally 86% of the book is a dream and didn't actually happen (hide spoiler)]. I was really invested in the (view spoiler)["plot" (hide spoiler)] and stayed up all night to find ...
  • Erin Clemence
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel. When Jessie Sloane’s mother dies, she is suddenly thrust into adulthood. When she tries to apply for college funding, her application is denied, stating that there are problems with her identity. She attempts to apply for identification and here too, she is greeted with red flags. As she continues to research her background, she finds out about a little girl named ...
  • Judy Collins
    1970-01-01
    An avid fan, from her smashing debut, THE GOOD GIRL (acquired for film), PRETTY BABY, DON’T YOU CRY, EVERY LAST LIE to her latest, psychological thriller—WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT. Everything this bestselling author (a favorite), Mary Kubica writes is solid gold. A slow-burning twisty psychological suspense. A heart-pounding, a tale of one woman's desperate search for answers. From an array of emotions —grief, disbelief, anger, fear, ...
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    1970-01-01
    WOW! I was riveted as I read this book. My mind was racing and suspicions were at an all time high. This book is definitely a slow burn. It simply simmers as you read. You are seeped into anxiety right alongside the main character, Jessie. The story is told from two main viewpoints and alternating timelines. We experience Jessie's story firsthand, in the present. While also uncovering her mother, Eden's story, told from the past. Their's is a rel...
  • Jenny
    1970-01-01
    Having read two of Mary Kubica's previous books and thinking that they were fantastic, I was excited to have an opportunity to read her latest, "When the Lights Go Out."I finished it a few days ago but needed time to digest the book and it's ending. I am torn. I feel that Kubica gives us the makings of something great but misses the mark at the end. It reminds me of people that rave about an amazing meal they had a particular restaurant you want ...
  • Bernadette
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin/Hanover Square Press for the ARC of When the Lights Go Out. I struggled with giving this book a one-star rating, but decided on two because I liked the premise, and I was enjoying the book for until about the 30% mark. Then the book just went round and round until the mid 90% point. Then came the ending, so beyond belief, and to me, a really lazy way to end a novel.
  • Darinda
    1970-01-01
    Jessie is on her own after her mother's death. As she grieves the loss of her mother, Jessie moves into her own place and adjusts to life on her own. Unfortunately, Jessie soon learns something that makes her question everything. To complicate matters, Jessie has suffered from insomnia since her mother was dying in the hospital. Due to her lack of sleep, she starts having difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction. Told from the alternating view...
  • Dennis
    1970-01-01
    When the Lights Go Out is my first Mary Kubica novel, and after hearing how amazing her previously told stories are—I knew that I needed to pick up this copy immediately. Jessie Sloane is dealing with the aftermath of her mother's death. Her mother has been battling cancer for years, starting when Jessie was only 16. Jessie has made her mother's care her priority—pushing off getting a license, going to college, and moving into her own apartm...
  • Selena
    1970-01-01
    I received a free e-copy of When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica from NetGalley for my honest review.A fast moving mystery with a very twisted plot. I loved how each of two two main characters were told in first person. When Jessie Sloane's mother dies, she goes off to find herself. When she applies for college she learns that her social security number is invalid. She then starts searching for her real identity. Eden's story, set in the past, i...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    1970-01-01
    No identity, no birth certificate, no social security card, no mention on her mother’s income tax forms.Jessie found out she was non-existent, but how could that be possible? Was she really born in Illinois? Was Sloan really her last name? Was what her mother told her not the truth? If not the truth, why?We follow Jessie after her mother passed away with no questions answered about her life and her identity. She never thought to ask her mother ...
  • Laura Rash
    1970-01-01
    What a story! Just when you think you have this one all figured out, cut & dry, it takes a dramatic twist! Alternating POV and time periods tell this story in a unique way that is all MK style that we all love! Thanks to the author for this signed early copy:)
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    I've been a fan of Mary Kubica's ever since I read The Good Girl several years ago, so was really looking forward to reading her newest thriller. And this one once again kept me up until the wee hours because I just had to finish and find out what happens! I love a book that keeps me turning the pages where I'm completely absorbed in the story.The story alternates between current day Jessie and Eden in the past. Jessie's mom is dying from cancer,...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    1970-01-01
    Review to come!
  • Barbara Nelson
    1970-01-01
    Another amazing thriller by Ms. Kubica. Once again she pulls me into her book and keeps me captivated until the last word. The story line is unique and draws you in. This is one fantastic read you must get!
  • Lou
    1970-01-01
    'When The Lights Go Out' is Mary Kubica's latest novel, and it is not at all what I was expecting. It deviates considerably from her usual enjoyable psychological thrillers. That said, this is a great read, just not as accomplished as many of her previous books.The narrative alternates between two points-of-view, and we learn a lot about Jessie and Eden. Their stories are intertwined as the book progresses, and as more and more is revealed we fin...
  • lovebooks
    1970-01-01
    When The Lights Go Out is about a young woman Jessie who try’s to go on after her mother Eden dies. We are taken back to before Jessie is born and Jessie’s current life. Full of many surprise twits.Thank you #netgalley
  • Wendi Lee
    1970-01-01
    *3.5 stars*Jessie is on her own for the first time. Her mother has just passed away, and in an attempt to pick up the pieces, Jessie tries to enroll in college. She finds out that her identity, via social security, has been entered in the death registry. Is this a simple case of a clerical error, or is something more sinister going on? To make things worse, Jessie hasn’t slept since a few days before her mother died. Insomnia can give anyone ha...
  • Marj Ward
    1970-01-01
    Oh My World! What an absolutely incredible book. I love Mary Kubica's writing. Her imagination blows me away. The characters and this story had me flipping the pages faster and faster. I could not have predicted the ending in a million years. I love it when the Author leads you down the garden path as happens in this book. I await the next book from this Author. Thank you NetGalley, Harlequin and the Author for allowing me to read and review this...
  • Mandy White
    1970-01-01
    Oh my goodness.... where do I start? I have been a fan of Mary Kubica's for a while, enjoying all of her previous books. I was so excited to be given the chance to read her new book and I devoured it in an afternoon... seriously, I could not put it down. Jessie Sloane has always had her mum by her side. When she was diagnosed with cancer she gave up her life to caring for her. Now the cancer has beaten her and Jessie is all alone. She has never k...
  • Hannah Mary McKinnon
    1970-01-01
    I heart Mary Kubica. Her unmistakable, unique style pulls me in and entrances me from the first to the very last page. When The Lights Go Out is beautifully written. So emotional, I could feel the characters' pain as if they were real people. So creepy, I didn't want the lights to go out, either. So surprising, I never saw the last twists coming. This novel is an absolute must-read for all the slow-burn thriller lovers out there, and like me, I'l...
  • Pete
    1970-01-01
    This is my favorite Mary Kubica book. Lots of twists and turns kept me guessing until the end.