Pretty Baby

Author: Mary Kubica              9780778316558_RHC_SMP.indd
Publisher:  MIRA
Genre: Thriller
Source:  Emer Flounders

Publication Date:  July 28, 2015



Goodreads:  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.

Ope’s Opinion:  This was a very slow moving story.  The characters are well developed, but they all have very deep issues going on.  I could see where the story was going – there were enough hints along the way.  Some of those hints were repeated several times.

Willow, Heidi and Chris each give their perspective.  It helps you see the whole story.  It was a dark, depressing story.

The ending shows where everyone is now.


Rating: 3 – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.