Monday, August 17, 2015

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

What They Say.....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.

What I Say....This was the best book that I've read in a while.  

Lately, I've been feeling like reading/blogging has been work, when I got into it as a hobby.  I've been forcing myself to finish books that I normally would have not even started - partially because I've usually requested them, so I feel guilty.  Then I force myself to read it, even though I'm doing it while grumbling to myself.

So Pretty Baby was a nice surprise!  It brought me back to why I blog in the first place.  I never would have chosen this otherwise, but now I want to read The Good Girl because this one was that good.

I love when a book has a bit of a complicated storyline, but it actually all pulls together and everyone's story is wrapped up, and IT MAKES SENSE!

The story starts out with Heidi looking like a saint among us, the woman who cares so much about a homeless teen that she brings her and her baby into her home.  But man, do things start to take a turn for the weird fast.

I don't want to give any spoilers, but you have to read this book.  It will hook you from the start!

Current Goodreads Rating 3.97

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