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Her pretty face

by Harding, Robyn,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 16 copies
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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 Kunik. 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?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Frances Metcalfe doesn't fit in at Seattle's elite Forrester Academy. Her overly large son, Marcus, is shunned for his bad behavior, and the other mothers are more interested in flirting with her hot husband, Jason. Fortunately, there's beautiful Kate Randolph, who eschews the snobbery of the PTA for Frances' refreshing awkwardness. Kate's son, Charles, is Marcus' only friend, so the two mothers are drawn even closer together. Both women have a secret, but only one of them is the notorious Amber Kunik, who served time for her part in a brutal murder 20 years ago. Meanwhile, Kate's 14-year-old daughter, Daisy, is keenly aware that her mother is no longer interested in her, so she doesn't see why she shouldn't befriend the man in the muscle car who seems to be everywhere she is. The reader never knows quite whom to trust as the past and present unfold. The characterization of the two overweight characters as pathetic outcasts is problematic. Still, the tony setting and the slowly revealed secrets make this a good read-alike for Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies (2014).--Maguire, Susan Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Frances Metcalfe, the mousy protagonist of this diverting domestic suspense novel from Harding (The Party), has been shunned by the other Forrester Academy parents since her troubled 11-year-old son, Marcus, peed in a mean girl's water bottle, so she can't believe her luck when cool, confident Kate Randolph invites her out for coffee. The stay-at-home moms become fast friends, bonding over their mutual contempt for the snobs in their Seattle, Wash., suburb. But as it turns out, that's not all they have in common: both women are also hiding terrible secrets. Harding's tale unfolds from the perspectives of Frances and Daisy, Kate's 14-year-old daughter, who's being stalked by a mysterious stranger. Flashbacks to the 1997 trial of suspected murderer Amber Kunik keep readers guessing at the involved parties' modern-day identities and the crime's connection to the present. Regrettably, Harding's conclusion is a murky anticlimax that offers more questions than answers, but three-dimensional characters, well-timed plot twists, and a sea of convincing red herrings make for an otherwise entertaining story. Agent: Joseph Veltre, Gersh Agency. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Family secrets -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First Scout Press hardcover edition.
Language English
Description 340 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781501174247
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