Review: Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica



I didnโ€™t expect this to be a really emotional, heartrending read. I was expecting a sinister, macabre read, the perpetrator of the โ€œcrimeโ€ with evil intentions- a stranger turning out to be a real danger. I was wrong. No surprise there.

It turns out the real danger is something so unexpected, so intangible. The couple did not see it coming. This is indeed a brilliant piece of a psychological thriller and I love how it almost reads like a literary fiction focusing on the changes in the lives of the three characters also the narrators. Heidiโ€™s grief, wicked and persistent but she maintains that everything is fine until it wasnโ€™t. Willowโ€™s tragedies ultimately spinned her life upside down- her once innocent view of the world upended with the lost of her family.

The plot is unpredictable. The author deftly crafts the narrative in a way that it always surprises the reader. Iโ€™m almost absolutely sure that one thing is going to happen but itโ€™s amazing how she manages to bring in something else. I have a new addition in my list of awesome psycho-thriller writers.

P.S. Thereโ€™s a cute baby in the story. How could I not like the novel

Published by AJ

Hi! I'm Aj from the Philippines. Obviously I love to read and write and from years of experience I have learned that when you love something so much, you would do it absolutely for free so here I am writing stuff for all people to see in the hopes that at least one or maybe two souls could benefit or get little inspiration from what they will read from this blog. Enjoy and spread the love! ;)

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