“Pretty Baby”, by Mary Kubica * A Review*

 

*No Spoilers*

This book was absolutely fantastic. I read Mary Kubica’s other novel “The Good Girl” earlier this year, and was completely entranced by it.. so I was dying for “Pretty Baby” to be released. Not only is the hardcover absolutely gorgeous, but the story is just fantastic.

This book is about a woman who find herself drawn towards a young homeless woman, and her infant baby. She wants to do anything she can to help them, and in doing so ends up getting a lot more than she bargained for. She takes the young woman and baby home to stay, and her Husband and daughter aren’t thrilled about this idea (to say the least). This book takes a very mysterious/dark turn, and is told from many different perspectives, which is SO much fun because as a reader you aren’t sure exactly who/what to believe, and where the story is heading. You find yourself questioning everyone and everything, while trying to piece together the core mystery of the story.

I stayed awake until 5 am finishing this book, and it was so worth it. WHAT a story. Fantastic characters, amazing plot, and so many twists and turns. I really loved this one. 10/10. I can’t wait for Mary’s next book “Don’t you Cry”, I’m sure it will be equally as amazing.

“But there was something telling about that photograph, I thought; our protective glass frame shattered and now here we were, punctured with microscopic holes that might one day tear. Those holes all had names: mortgage, adolescent child, lack of communication, retirement savings, cancer.” 

 

Good-Reads Plot Summary//A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from national bestselling author Mary Kubica

She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can’t get the girl out of her head…

Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit, takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal—or worse. But despite her family’s objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.

Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow’s past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she’s willing to go to help a stranger. What starts as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.

 

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