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…
An act of kindness
Heidi has always been charitable but her family are horrified when she returns home with a young woman named Willow and her baby in tow. Dishevelled and homeless, this girl could be a criminal – or worse. But despite the family’s objections, Heidi offers them refuge.
A tangled web of lies
As Willow begins to get back on her feet, disturbing clues into her past starts to emerge. Now Heidi must question if her motives for helping the stranger are unselfish or rooted in her own failures.
Praise for Pretty Baby
‘Pretty Baby is almost hypnotic and anything but predictable…This book will give insomniacs a compelling reason to sit up all night.’ – Kirkus
|This was a good read. The sort that grabs you on the first page and doesn’t let go until the last full stop. A chance encounter leads to an act of kindness which eventually descends into a web of lies.
It is a story that is told by three(unreliable?) narrators.
Chris husband to Heidi and Willow a homeless girl who Heidi initially looks kindly upon.
But all is not as it seems. A simple story of a kindness to your fellow human soon becomes something completely different.
The frailties, secrets and lies of the three narrators web a brilliant tale of underlying menace.
The writing is top notch and the chapters short which makes you want to read on and never get bored. The characters are well drawn and rounded. My first read from Mary Kubica and on this example wont be my last. I recommend this book to all.