Sunday, June 7, 2015

Book Review | PRETTY BABY by Mary Kubica

July 28, 2015; Mira
A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from national bestselling author Mary Kubica.

Instantly, fell in love with The Good Girl when I read it. Bawled over it when I was done. I was so affected that I soon requested an e-galley of PRETTY BABY just a few days after.

Heidi was consumed by the image of a teenage girl with a baby tucked within her jacket, in the pouring rain, at the L, of all places. When the opportunity struck, she reached out and asked the girl to join her for dinner. Willow was reluctant with strangers and their offer of help, but present circumstances pushed her to accept Heidi’s help, at least for the baby’s sake. From there on, their story spins into a spiral of revelations and bewilderment.

It didn’t take long to figure out I had nowhere to go. People stared at me, and it wasn’t a stare that was kind or concerned, but mean judgmental, uncaring.

Mary Kubica has a proper understanding of psychological tragedies, and it is her strongest point. Second is her confidence in putting them into words. It took me a while longer to finish this, maybe because of the pacing. If you’re like me, then it will probably affect your reading rhythm too. But we have to take into consideration the weight of the book’s premise, which is no simple matter to tackle. So, it is relevant that information was given slowly.

PRETTY BABY may not be as fast-moving as we want, but the shocking revelations are as dynamic as we expect from a Mary Kubica novel. You can avail of your copies by July 28.

Book details:
Title:  Pretty Baby   
Author: Mary Kubica          
Publication: July 28, 2015; Mira
Genre:  Psychological & Suspense
Rating:  ★★★

*Thank you Mira and Netgalley for lending me a copy.


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