A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from national bestselling author 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.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 08 / 2015
- 155 x 234 x 29mm
Willow is down on her luck. She's homeless, struggling to survive, and she has a baby to care for. When Heidi encounters Willow in the subway, her heart aches for this poor young mum and she feels compelled to take her in and care for both her and the baby. But is Willow all that she appears to be? Can she be trusted, or will Heidi's good deed end in misery?
Mary Kubica's Pretty Baby seems to have been woven from the same cloth as Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl. Told in the form of oscillating chapters between three central characters, Pretty Baby is definitely a page turner. There's just enough story to pique your curiosity, but not enough to satiate it, and the only way to feel that sense of relief is to keep turning the pages and let the story unfold. I quite enjoyed the web Kubica has woven between these pages, and I would definitely recommend this to fans of Gone Girl, or for anyone who is looking for a page turner. - Andree