A chance encounter
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…
An act of kindness
Heidi has always been charitable but her family are horrified when she returns home with a young woman named Willow and her baby in tow. Dishevelled and homeless, this girl could be a criminal – or worse. But despite the family’s objections, Heidi offers them refuge.
A tangled web of lies
As Willow begins to get back on her feet, disturbing clues into her past starts to emerge. Now Heidi must question if her motives for helping the stranger are unselfish or rooted in her own failures.
Pretty Baby is a deceptive read.. I say this because it gets into your mind and easily convinces the reader that they a reading a story that is going to go a certain way then it switches into something else entirely.
Mary Kubica cleverly entices and gives you something unexpected and brilliant. I loved this book and read it in one sitting. It get under your skin and is completely alarming.
Heidi and Willow are complex characters. each have their own issues and their stories are intense and complicated. With both women I had sympathy, fascination and utter bewilderment at how their lives unfolded.
A cracking psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of our seat and I predict will the read of the summer.