I received the following book from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
Published by Harlequin MIRA on July 28th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller
Source: The Publisher
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A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl, 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.
Don't miss this thrilling follow-up to The Good Girl by master of suspense, Mary Kubica.
This was my first book by Mary Kubica, but if The Good Girl is half as good as Pretty Baby I understand why she’s been dubbed the master of suspense.
This story begins innocently enough, a woman that cares deeply about those around her who are less fortunate runs into a young girl with an infant who is living on the streets. Several times over the course of a few days they have these chance meetings and so she makes the decision to help her – causing some animosity with her own daughter and husband. What follows, though, and the events that lead up to those chance meetings are anything but ordinary and far from innocent. Pretty Baby is so full of twists and turns, but they are the kind that sneak up on you. You slowly get all the pieces of the puzzles in both Willow’s story, but also Heidi’s. I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have already sent out recommendations to my suspense/thriller loving friends and family. Mary Kubica, with this one book, has firmly planted herself on my watch list. I look forward to diving into The Good Girl as well as anything she puts out in the future. With hauntingly beautiful writing that’s almost poetic, this story will keep you deeply engrossed until the last page.