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When the Lights Go Out: A Thrilling Suspense Novel from the author of Local Woman Missing Spiral-Bound | April 26, 2022

Mary Kubica

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A woman gripped by insomnia is forced to question her own identity in this riveting and emotionally-charged thriller by Mary Kubica, the blockbuster bestselling author of The Good Girl and The Other Mrs.

“A twisty, captivating, edge-of-your-seat read.” —Megan Miranda, bestselling author of All the Missing Girls

“Creepy and oh so clever!” —Alice Feeney, bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie

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?

Don't miss Mary Kubica's chilling upcoming novel, She's Not Sorry, where an ICU nurse accidentally uncovers a patient's frightening past...

Look for these other edge-of-your-seat thrillers by New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica:

  • The Good Girl
  • Pretty Baby
  • Don’t You Cry
  • Every Last Lie
  • The Other Mrs.
  • Local Woman Missing
  • Just The Nicest Couple
  • She's Not Sorry

Publisher: HarperCollins
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 0778307751
Item Weight: 0.6 lbs
Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 7.9 inches
Customer Reviews: 3 out of 5 stars 10,001 to 50,000 ratings
Mary Kubica is a New York Times bestselling author of thrillers including The Good Girl, The Other Mrs., Local Woman Missing and Just the Nicest Couple. Her books have been translated into over thirty languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide. Her novels have been praised as "hypnotic" (People) and "thrilling and illuminating" (L.A. Times). She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and children.