I just finished up listening to the audio book Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica.
This one…I really liked.
The book involves abuse, mental illness, problems with the foster care system and family that needs help. If you don’t like reading about that sort of thing, you’ll likely not like the book.
The story is told in the perspective of three different characters. I felt some empathy for all of them. While listening and being only half way through the book I could see that the story had so many different avenues that it could take. That made the story and the want to keep listening high.
Here’s what Amazon had to 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”
I was really surprised to look at Amazon and see that the readers only gave the book 4.1 stars. I really think I would give it more than that. I liked the book. I am going back to Hoopla and checking to see if they have other books by her. In many of the reviews from Amazon readers said they liked The Good Girl better…that is making me think I better go get that book and check it out.