Mary Kubica – bestselling author of The Good Girl – delivers a stunning new psychological thriller about a chance encounter that sparks an unrelenting web of lies...
Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a non–profit, takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi comes home one day with a teenage girl named Willow and her four–month–old baby in tow. Dishevelled 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.
"[Pretty Baby] is almost hypnotic and anything but predictable...This book will give insomniacs a compelling reason to sit up all night." – Kirkus
"A twisty, roller coaster ride of a debut. Fans of Gone Girl will embrace this equally evocative tale." – Lisa Gardner, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Fear Nothing
“Kubica's powerful debut...will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Similar in tone to William Landay's acclaimed Defending Jacob, this excellent debut is compulsively readable and highly recommended.” – Library Journal
“Kubica's debut thriller...will have readers guessing what's really going on until the final pages.” – Booklist