Beloved author Mary Kubica is not only the brilliant mind behind books like The Good Girl and Pretty Baby, but she is also an avid reader and book lover. Keep reading to find out what books Mary Kubica loves and don’t forget to join the BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge (#FRC2018) to read Mary’s latest book, When the Lights Go Outand more.

Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea

Like all of Donlea’s books, Don’t Believe It is a fast-paced and incredibly smart read. A story about a grisly, decades-old murder and a filmmaker trying to exonerate a woman she believes has been wrongly imprisoned for 10 years. Donlea knows how to hook readers from the get-go with a chilling opening scene that sets the tone of the rest of the book. It’s impossible to put down.

Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood

I am a tremendous T. Greenwood fan, and am continuously blown away by her versatility as an author. As far as I know, this is the first time she’s done true crime before, and she does it beautifully. Rust & Stardust is told from the perspective of a young kidnapping victim, 11-year-old Sally Horner, and details two years of captivity and abuse at the hands of a much older man. Rust & Stardust is many things: eloquent, terrifying and bold. A must for any reading list!

You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart

There are so many reasons I love this book. Baart has a knack for combining compelling mysteries with an emotional element that binds me to her characters. In You Were Always Mine, she takes a look at the dark side of adoption, which was as eye-opening and heartbreaking for me as the story was frightening. Look for it in October!

Don’t forget to pick up Mary Kubica’s latest release, When the Lights Go Out, now!