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Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
  

Pretty Baby

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Convincing and commanding, this is a successfully emotional and haunting read. There are similarities to the style of Mary Kubica’s impressive debut ‘The Good Girl’, three main characters again tell their story, however this is an entirely different and original tale. Heidi and her husband Chris explain their thoughts and feelings after Heidi brings a stranger with a baby into their lives. Willow’s narrative, set in a future time slot, slices through the main storyline, creating tension and effectively keeping her remote and apart from the family. The author is able to present clashing and warring emotions and activities by all three characters without fracturing the storyline. Piece by tantalising piece, information is revealed, layering misgivings, upon foreboding, upon suspense. 'Pretty Baby’ flickers and ripples across your consciousness, this is clever, subtle writing and deserves to be highly recommended. ~ Liz Robinson

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Synopsis

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

A chance encounter 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 Praise for The Good Girl Selected as one of the Top Ten General Fiction Books of 2014 by Bookbag.co.uk 'A sensational climax seals the deal' 'I hesitate to use that terrible cliche 'page-turner', but this powerful debut thriller is just that. It grabs you from the moment it starts' - Daily Mail 'A twisty, roller coaster ride of a debut. Fans of Gone Girl will embrace this equally evocative tale' - Lisa Gardner 'One of the trickiest, cleverest, most rewarding human interest crime tales of this year.' - Top 100 Amazon reviewer Katharine Kirby 'Pulse pounding' - Heather Gudenkauf 'Sensational' - Metro 'Kubica's powerful debut will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl...[but] this girl has heart' - Publishers Weekly starred review 'Memorable and riveting' - Lovereading.co.uk 'As a debut, this is a stunning, well-written novel - Kubica is an author to watch.' - We Love This Book 'This psychological thriller gets right under your skin and leaves its mark. A tremendous read' - The Sun 'A complex tale of deceit, jealousy, fear and love played out against the bustling, bright lights of Chicago ...a stunning debut' - Crimethrillergirl.com 'If you love a dark mystery, The Good Girl will keep you entranced from the very first page to the end. Likened to the bestselling Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, this psychological thriller looks set to be a blockbuster - and it's only Kubica's first novel! ...I can't wait for more from this talented writer' - Peterborough Evening Telegraph Pretty Baby is almost hypnotic and anything but predictable. ..This book will give insomniacs a compelling reason to sit up all night. Kirkus

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'A superb thriller, full of suspense'
The Sun

About the Author

Mary Kubica

Mary Kubica 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 and enjoys photography, gardening and caring for the animals at a local shelter. Her debut novel, The Good Girl, was an international bestseller.

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Publication date

13th August 2015

Author

Mary Kubica

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Publisher

Mira an imprint of Harlequin (UK)

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / suspense
Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781848453968

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