When the Lights Go Out

When the Lights Go Out Review

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?

Title:When the Lights Go Out
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Melisa

    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 k...

  • Meredith

    I KNEW IT!!When 18-year-old Jessie’s mother Eden dies, her whole world collapses. She learns she might not be who she thought to be as she doesn’t have a social security number or birth certificat...

  • Susanne Strong

    4.35 Stars* (rounded up). Wild Perfection. My oh my, this was a compelling and heartbreaking read my friends! Mary Kubica is the master of suspense and sure knows how to keep the reader on their toes....

  • Lala BooksandLala

    EXCUSE ME?!?...

  • Berit???

    4.5 Startling Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟💫WOW! Whether intentional or not this book definitely has an ending that has caused some controversy... for me the ending was absolute PERFECTION! It made every ...

  • Paromjit

    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...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

    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 righ...

  • Kendall

    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 wonderf...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    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 ...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    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...