A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from national bestselling author Mary Kubica
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...
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.
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
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https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1193939360 4 STARS
This book is sad on so many levels it's unreal. The thing is, so many of
the things that happen in this book actually happen in the real world.
We live in a world that loses track of people, loses track of what's
right, loses track of it's humanity. Just from reading this book makes
me think that people need to wake up and look around just a little bit
more. Have a little bit more compassion with things in the world, slow
down, stop rushing and pushing things aside.
The woman rolls her eyes, closes the file before her and says to me, "This alleged sexual abuse. Tell me about that."
book is a great psychological thriller, you don't have a clue what is
going to happen or what happened until the author lets you in, lets out
snippets of the story until the bitter end.
The story is told
from three POV, there is Willow, Heidi and Chris all telling their parts
of the story, how they are feeling, what's happening with them. I
thought that was great!
Pretty Baby is definitely not what I thought it was going to be, the author took it somewhere else.
first time I see her, she is standing at the Fullerton Station, on the
train platform, clutching an infant in her arms. She braces herself and
the baby as the purple line express soars past and out to Linden. It's
the 8th of April, forty-eight degrees and raining. The rain lurches down
from the sky, here, there and everywhere, the wind untamed and angry. A
bad day for hair.
I would recommend to those that like psychological thrillers.