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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Bern's Bookcase: Her Pretty Face Book Review

3.5 Stars for Her Pretty Face - 
a suspenseful domestic thriller 

Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding is told via 3 multiple, ambiguous story lines - Frances, Daisy & DJ. Frances Metcalfe is an outsider in the private school world of "perfect" moms. Enter Kate Randolph who is beautiful, funny, chic and the kind of woman all the moms want to be friends with. Surprisingly, Kate snubs the elite moms and befriends Frances. The women forge an immediate friendship. Too good to be true, right? Of course it is! Both women are hiding secrets about their past and one of them is actually a murdering sociopath named Amber.

"She's a master manipulator. A psychopath. She enjoyed playing with people, she gets off on it."

I'll be honest - there was no big reveal for me in this one. I pretty much had the story figured out early on and I knew who "Amber" was. I found the story entertaining and it was a quick read but I was expecting more twists & turns. I enjoyed the premise and the 3 separate storylines. I felt for Frances and was touched by her backstory. Yet for me, the story was missing something. I actually wish we had more from "Amber's" point of view. It would have been interesting to get a peek into her sinister mind. I know not having her perspective made things ambiguous which was the goal. We are left to ponder if people can really change. If they should be forgiven for the wrongs they have committed and paid for. Yet, for me it was pretty clear that "Amber" was a sociopath.

Her Pretty Face officially releases in the US on July 10, 2018. Thanks to NetGalley and Gallery/Scout Press for my early copy. All opinions are my own.

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