I was really excited to start Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding. I had seen it on several lists of books to read, and it did not disappoint! Now I can’t wait to read Robyn Harding’s first book The Party. So I think it is categorized in the thriller category, but I don’t know that I agree with that. It is pretty psychological, so that may be why. Anyway, I did categorize it as a thriller here.
Frances Metcalfe is struggling – her son has a lot of issues, so she was thrilled for him to go to a new school. Unfortunately he had a really rocky start. Frances doesn’t fit in with the other moms at the private school. She is overweight and really insecure, and the fact that her husband is very handsome and works a lot doesn’t help.
And then Frances becomes friends with Kate Randolf. Kate is the opposite of Frances – she is beautiful and sophisticated and seems to have it all together. And for some reason, she wants to be friends with Frances. Frances relishes in the new friendship, which makes her more confident and happy. And her son flourishes as he becomes closer to Kate’s son.
But one of them isn’t who she says she is. Her name is Amber Kunik and she is a murderer.
This book was crazy. It is full of lies and deceit. And like I said, it was really psychological. And the big question is – can people change? And can we forgive them for their past?
This was a super fast read for me – I read it in 3 days. And I loved who did the narrating in it – there are 3 different narrators, and I thought they all had really interesting perspectives. Although it might have been interesting to hear from Amber Kunik … or maybe not. You’ll see what I mean if you read it.
Now I am anxious to order The Party, just as soon as I read what I have in my very large stack of books to be read at home (which somehow just keeps growing)…
Have you read Her Pretty Face? If so, what did you think? If not, you should definitely check it out!