Review: Her Pretty Face
Title: Her Pretty Face
Author: Robyn Harding
Release Date: July 10, 2018
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: The author of the bestselling novel The Party—lauded as “tense and riveting” by New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda—returns with a chilling new domestic drama about two women whose deep friendship is threatened by dark, long-buried secrets. Frances Metcalfe is struggling to stay afloat. A stay-at-home mom whose troubled son is her full-time job, she thought that the day he got accepted into the elite Forrester Academy would be the day she started living her life. Overweight, insecure, and lonely, she is desperate to fit into Forrester’s world. But after a disturbing incident at the school leads the other children and their families to ostracize the Metcalfes, she feels more alone than ever before. Until she meets Kate Randolph. Kate is everything Frances is not: beautiful, wealthy, powerful, and confident. And for some reason, she’s not interested in being friends with any of the other Forrester moms—only Frances. As the two bond over their disdain of the Forrester snobs and the fierce love they have for their sons, a startling secret threatens to tear them apart…because one of these women is not who she seems. Her real name is Amber Kunick. And she’s a murderer. In her masterful follow-up to The Party, Robyn Harding spins a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal, asking the question: Can people ever change? And even if they can, is it possible to forgive the past?
My Review: I had really high expectations for this book but for me it fell a little flat. I just kept waiting for a plot twist that would shock me but nothing was surprising. The book was an interesting look into the psychology of a killer but I was honestly bored reading it. The whole book is based on trying to figure out which woman has a dark past. This made the book very character driven and while that’s nice it left quite a lot to be desired. There wasn’t enough depth to keep it interesting. Overall not a bad book, but I wouldn’t pay for it.
*I received this book from netgalley and Gallery Books in exchange for an honest review*