Sunday 16 August 2015

The Verdict

So I have the results back from my scans and it turns out I have torn some ligaments in my knee, but because it is a lot better than it was I just have to keep doing what I have been which is resting it when I can and being gentle with it. I am grateful, it could have been much worse but I am frustrated because now that the weather is getting nicer I had plans for doing fun active outdoorsy stuff which I will have to put on hold.
I will be working six days a week for the next couple of weeks which won't leave me much time for anything else but it is only a few weeks before I am on holidays, so excited!

Friday 7 August 2015

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

Title: Pretty Baby
Author: Mary Kubica
ISBN: 9781743690352
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Publish Date: August 2015


A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from national bestselling author 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.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed Mary Kubica's first novel 'The Good Girl' so when I saw 'Pretty Baby' I knew I had to read it and I wasn't disappointed.
Pretty Baby grabbed me from the first page and wouldn't let go. From it's tightly woven plot with enough twists to keep you guessing to the well developed and complex characters, Pretty Baby is everything I hoped it would be and more. Packed full of emotion and mystery it deals with sensitive issues and how sometimes even the most well intended deeds do not always end up going according to plan.
Written from multiple points of view gave a fascinating insight into the complexity of the characters and their interactions, slowly feeding the suspense and mystery of the compelling story line.
I highly recommend this suspenseful page turner and look forward to reading Kubica's future works.