Pretty Baby

Pretty Baby

eBook - 2015
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The charitable Heidi Wood horrifies her husband and daughter by inviting an apparently homeless teenager and her infant to take refuge in their home, a situation that quickly devolves as details from the girl's past begin to surface.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : MIRA, 2015.
Characteristics: text file
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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May 12, 2017

Introspective about the overpowering emotions by the mother of a baby lost to an illness and the desire to still foster one. Not enough thriller for me and outside the main characters not much development. Can't recommend.

May 08, 2017

I'm a little puzzled by the user "lcraig368"'s comment about the misuse of the word miscarriage... that character was having an abortion, so that's why the word abortion was used. She had the procedure done to save her life, but still, that's not a miscarriage. Anyway, my review is that the book was okay - I was interested in the plot, but my dislike for the main character Heidi and her inappropriate attachment to a baby that was not hers distracted me from the book's positives.

Dec 07, 2016

It was a little hard to follow and some of the vocabulary was off. Using the word abortion instead of miscarriage was weird. It was also pretty predictable.

Feb 23, 2016

This is the first novel I've read by this author and it was good. Lots of really intense issues are delved into from child/parent and husband/wife relationships to basic human interactions and emotions. There are lots of things going on here that make one look at one's own life. They all flow together and one is in for a thrilling, emotional ride.

dairyqueen Nov 17, 2015

Thrilling read! I could not put it down.

Sep 29, 2015

not worth the time it took to read. Very little suspense.

ehbooklover Sep 13, 2015

Well developed characters, a tense plot that is slow to build and kept me on the edge of my seat, plus several interesting twists and turns made for a gripping page-turner of a read. I can't wait to read Kubica's first book!

Sep 01, 2015

This is the second of Mary Kubica's novels that I have read. I started with "The Good Girl" - which I also gave 3 stars. I wanted to give this author another chance, mainly because of all the great reviews this book received.
I have to say that I was somewhat disappointed (again). I think the plots that Mary Kubica has thought up are great and could really have made for exceptional (4 star) books. This one, however, had characters that were just too "over the top". I will say that the book is readable and entertaining. I was not tempted to give up on it.

Aug 26, 2015

This a well written book with characters that are dealing with losses in their lives. Their journey through this book is unique and you find yourself liking them and empathizing with them. However what you think about them and why you like them in the beginning is not what you get in the end. However they are well developed and truly interesting. Read for sure.

Aug 19, 2015

Great Book! Amazing characters - there is the one to hate, one to love, one to laugh at, one to feel sorry for and some that I just could not figure out. My only criticism is that the ending is a little soft, but that is only my opinion. Try it you will be glad you did.

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