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She's Not Sorry

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Meghan Michaels is a full time ICU nurse with a sixteen year old daughter. Recently divorced, Meghan is trying to juggle everything. When Caitlin is brought into the ICU with a traumatic brain injury after jumping off a bridge, Meghan becomes her primary caregiver. It’s later discovered that perhaps she didn’t jump after all, she might have been pushed. Meghan starts her own investigation hoping for answers. That’s not the only thing on Meghan’s plate … when she runs into an old classmate at a divorce support group, she’s immediately sucked into the drama as she’s sure Natalie is in an abusive relationship. Natalie gives Meghan a run for her money and leaves Meghan fearing for Natalie’s life. Several woman have also been attacked in the vicinity of the hospital. Women that have been stalked, leaving Meghan fearful for both her daughter and herself, but are they in even more danger than they even imagined? The twists are quite good in this one and will have you on the edge of your seat as you hurtle through the pages to find out the final outcome! Thank you to Harlequin and NetGalley for an ARC of this book.

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This one was twisty! It had me guessing right until the end. It was fun reading from the POV of two characters in two different timelines. But, I didn’t love the characters and had a hard time getting through some of the chapters having to do with gaslighting and arguing due to a messy divorce. Not something I really enjoy reading.

Overall, it was a book that hooked me and kept me reading until the last page.

Thanks to NetGalley for the early reviewer copy.

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loved this mystery and what happened to the nurse and how she wanted and needed to save her daughter. good mystery.

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The amount of times I audibly {gasped} at this book….my husband kept asking me what was wrong! There were a few different story lines / mysteries / villains and they each had me guessing. A real page turner for me! Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I have her other books mainly because it felt extremely slow to me. It was a slow burn thriller until about 70% in and I’m not used to that when it comes to this author. Normally her books grip me from the very beginning with plenty of great twists throughout. I will say the slow burn did help set the tone for the book and kept me engaged throughout the entire story. The unlikable characters kept me intrigued as I always love unlikeable characters but other than that I wasn’t a huge fan of this one. It won’t keep me from reading her future works I just hope they’re more fast paced than this one.

*Many thanks to Harlequin Trade Publishing, Park Row for the gifted copy for my honest review*

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This was so good! I enjoy a good thrilled, and as a nurse, the medical twist made this one even better!

My only prickly spot - someone would notice if she poked a patient three times with an insulin pen!

Other than that, I couldn't put this one down and was excited to see how it was going to come together!

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I have not read a book that has given me such sudden literary whiplash in a long time! Just when I was settling in to the mystery, I had to think back and question everything I'd just read. I highly recommend starting this novel knowing very little of the plot. Classic Kubica!

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I loved this book so much! I haven’t read a good thriller in a while and this one blew me away. This was my first book by Mary Kubica also and I am obsessed now. This book is told from Meghan’s POV as a ICU nurse. Everything about this book was great. I am usually not a fan of a thriller with too many side problems and twists but Mary executed them so beautifully and with such seamlessness. I was sooo surprised by all the twist (except one that was pretty obvious). Probably my favorite thriller this year.

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This was such a twisty mystery! I am still trying to wrap my mind around all of it. I really love how she plotted it, and some of the twists really surprised me. I do wish that I knew more about the ending! It was super good, but left a little too open-ended, and the ending felt a bit rushed. I would have loved some more details and more of the mystery fleshed out.

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Another fast-paced nail-biter from Kubica. Chicago ICU nurse Meghan Michaels is trying to find her footing as a single mom of a teen after her recent divorce when a new patient arrives in her unit and upends her world, despite being in a coma. Going back and forth in time, with twists I didn't see coming and a relatable yet unreliable narrator, I loved the complex yet easy to follow narrative and the characters being allowed to be morally grey. Maybe dark grey. Read this if you don't need your fiction tied up in a neat bow but still want something compulsively readable.

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Mary Kubica’s books are always very thrilling and deeply character-driven, and She’s Not Sorry is no exception. When a critically injured patient is brought into the ICU where nurse Meghan works to support herself and her teenage daughter after a divorce, it's apparent that something really bad happened and she is overly concerned about the young woman… but why? Is it because there’s a series of assaults on women happening throughout the city? Or because of an incident that happened with her daughter, which is the opening scene of the book? How do all these things tie together? As the book jumps in time, chapter by chapter, all the connections slowly start to draw together until the big reveal in the middle of the book. Then it becomes a heartpounding race to the conclusion, where it all comes together.

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I received Shes Not Sorry as an ARC book about 8-10 days before release date and I devoured it.
OMG! Sitting on the edge of my seat with heart racing, stomach in knots and asking “whhhhhatttt? Everything I love about thriller books and M. Kubica checked off all the boxes in her latest novel.
This is three plot storyline being told in one read. It kept my full attention trying to figure out how they will tie in together.
Caitlin is brought into the hospital and is in critical condition after a suicide attempt or is it attempted homicide? Hmmmm
Meghan is an experienced ICU nurse with her own family issues. She is recently divorced and sharing custody of her 16 year old daughter, Sienna. Meghan finds herself bonding with Caitlin’s family because there’s a common thread of suicide in her life too. Hmmmm
Lastly, there is a mad man on the loose that is hurting women. The incidences are taking place to close to home for Meghan’s comfort zone.
I gave this a four star rating because I have few questions with the time line. It was not adding up and moved a little slow. Maybe I was overthinking…
Thank you NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing for the ARC read in exchange for my review.

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I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I loved this book. It was my first Mary Kubica book and I loved it. There were twists and turns I didn't see coming and even the ones I did, I was happy with the way things turned out.

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I've seen a lot of rave reviews posted for this one so it's possible this was just a case of not for me. It sucked me in at the beginning and the premise was good. Meghan Michaels is an ICU nurse and one day a young female patient arrives who allegedly jumped from a bridge. Then a witness comes forward and calls everything into question and Meghan starts doing some investigating. I wish the focus had stayed there but instead there's a whole different side plot and a lot of Meghan walking around Chicago. I did feel like the characters were well developed, I just felt like there was too much going on with the plot. But again, I've seen a lot of people loving this one so I recommend trying it yourself.

Thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing | Park Row for providing me a digital reviewer copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.

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Go read this book! Absolutely 5 stars! It starts off wild and my jaw just kept dropping. This is definitely my favorite book by Mary Kubica! There are different side situations going on along with the main story so there is never a dull moment. I could not finish it fast enough!
Thank you Mary Kubica, NetGalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing for the ARC edition to read for review.

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I work in an ICU which made some aspects of the book a little hard for me! But would rec if you’re not in healthcare

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Read Completed 4/10/24 | 3.75 - 4 stars

THE GOOD GIRL (2014) | 4 stars
PRETTY BABY (2015) | 3.5 stars
DON'T YOU CRY (2016) | 3 stars
EVERY LAST LIE (2017) | 3.75 stars
WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT (2018) | 2.5 stars
THE OTHER MRS. (2020) | 3 stars
LOCAL WOMAN MISSING (2021) | 3.75 stars
JUST THE NICEST COUPLE (2023) | 4 stars

Mary Kubica is super hit or miss for me, this was one of the better reads for me. This felt like it flowed fairly well, and although it takes a while to get going, there are some really good things that happen in the second half of the book! I really appreciated the twists and there were definitely things I didn't see coming.

Aside from the slower pace in the beginning, I think my only complaint really is that things just don't quite wrap up cleanly. I wanted things to be more connected to really pack a bigger punch. There are a couple different story lines happening here and I think if one more of the could have been connected to the main event, it really would have had a lasting impression. Instead, there were all these big and little pieces that didn't really have anything to do with each other half the time.

I was going to round up and give this four stars, but the more I think about some of the messier parts of it, the more I'm going to stay in the 3 star range at 3.75 stars. This was an enjoyable read and I really like the twisty parts that got me! But some of the plotting was messy and a few things just dropped off in order to make the reader doubt things but didn't have a good explanation.

I did enjoy my read and I'm happy with the reading experience and I'm going to stop thinking about it before I take away any more stars.

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Thank you NetGalley for letting me read this book. Meghan is an ICU nurse who is recently divorced and trying to raise a teenage daughter. One night, a mystery patient comes in, assumed to have jumped off a bridge and Meghan some how ends up more intertwined in her life.
The first half of the book focuses on the woman and the bridge who is in a coma with not too much action. Mary is a good writer enough to keep you going to wanting to know how the story plays out. Eventually more twists happen and everything starts to fit together. The ending was great however some plot holes were never addressed. I get the concept of leaving the reader guessing but some ideas I wished were explained better. Overall a great read.

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I have never read Mary Kubica before but I so enjoyed this one. the mystery, the twists and the climax made for an enjoyable reading experience. Read in about 2 days!

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Whoa! What a ride! Mary Kubica knows how to keep you hooked, and never giving it away until the shocking twist! I finished this book in one day, I just needed to know!

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