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.
There’s “unputdownable” and then there’s “my eyes are burning-everyone leave me alone to weep”, unputdownable. That’s the best way I can describe Mary Kubica books. They are on a level of their own when it comes to this genre of writing! She has a unique, thrilling, twisted style of writing that sucks you in, chews you up, and spits you out! If you’ve never experienced a book hangover, most likely you haven’t read a Mary Kubica book!
Pretty Baby was no exception! Deeply developed characters that you will bond with characterize how you might feel when introduced to Heidi and Willow. You instantly feel sorry for Willow, admiration for Heidi. It seems like a story with a plot you can easily follow and predictions you could easily confirm. Ha! That’s a joke. No… the twists will come at you like a tornado! And I love it!!!
Read this book! It’s amazing!
Mary Kubica is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels, including THE GOOD GIRL. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children.