Saturday, September 24, 2016

Review: Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

Summary from Goodreads:


A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from the New York Timesbestselling 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.

My Review:

I adore Kubica's writing style and ability to come with great plots that compel the reader to make it to the end in one sitting (and that was what happened to me, 1 am :p).

I enjoyed her first novel, The Good Girl, but I believe this follow up is ten times better with the detailed beautiful writing and the interesting characters.

I've noticed a trend in my recent mystery reads of using the formatting style of switching from the past to the present. I understand that it is being used to build suspense but I'm just not a huge fan of it. I'd rather read everything linear and try to guess the twist by the end.

One of the characters POVS was hard to follow/read because she completely changes and I'm not sure if I buy that drastic of a change.

However, I enjoyed the twists, I guessed one of them correctly but the other was shocking.

I recommend mystery fans and people who love beautiful writing to check out her novels!

My Rating: 

3.5 Stars Out of 5

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