Welcome to 2019 everyone!
I’m going to kick off the new year with a book review. I have just finished reading “Pretty Baby” by Mary Kubica. This book grabbed my attention because it promised to be along the same lines as “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (you can read my book review of that one over here).
To be completely honest, “Pretty Baby” by Mary Kubica wasn’t as gripping as “Gone Girl” but it did get me thinking and wondering about the background of the characters and how their stories had come about.
Let me tell you about “Pretty Baby”.
It is written from the points of view of Heidi, her husband Chris, and Willow.
Heidi has a heart for helping those in need. She is a social worker and spends all her days dealing with victims of poverty. Heidi sees a teenage girl, Willow, with a young baby at the train station for several days. Willow appears to be homeless and ill-equipped for keeping herself and the baby warm and dry in such wintry weather. Heidi can’t get the girl and the baby out of her head. She looks for them every day and eventually decides she must interfere.
Willow is very wary of Heidi, but reluctantly allows Heidi to bring her and baby Ruby to her home to care for, much to the disgust of Heidi’s husband Chris and daughter Zoe.
In Willow’s chapters her story begins to unfold. I won’t spoil things for you, but let’s just say that her life had been filled with uncertainty. The book gradually fills in the blanks about Willow’s life and it’s my curiosity that kept me reading this story.
I enjoyed “Pretty Baby” by Mary Kubica. It wasn’t completely unpredictable (despite the quote on the back of the book!) and I ended up discovering more about Heidi’s character than I expected to.
Here are the reviews of books along the same lines as “Pretty Baby” that I have written, in case you love psychological thrillers as much as I do:
Check some of these out if this genre is your jam.
Heads up: the next book (the one I am currently reading) is a bit different! Stay tuned for the book review of that one.
Whatever you read, read for the love of it and soak up the stories of new people, places and experiences. Words are wonderful things.