Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

Earlier this year, I picked up a copy of The Good Girl from the library after seeing many rave reviews for it via social media. I imagine if you follow reviews, and other blogs, you've no doubt heard about Good Girl. The book truly did not disappoint, and the ending was not what I expected. It also (happily) sparked a segue in to a new genre for me. When you read books by a talented author, you feel compelled to share the love with your fellow readers, and I did just that with Good Girl. If you're wondering if this book will operate in much the same manner, the answer is-yes. Picking up a random teenage stranger on the street? She's holding a small baby? Seems fairly innocent. What could possibly go wrong? Heidi finds out what could quickly go wrong when you attempt to help a stranger you know nothing about. Could you allow your family's safety and security to be compromised in order to afford someone the security of food and shelter? As a person who tends to lean on the side of helping people out, I will attempt to remain less guarded when seeing people who look homeless and in need of help. Once again, readers will turn the pages of Mary Kubica's newest read at a feverish pace.
Pretty Baby by 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.

Happy Reading!

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