Review of HER PRETTY FACE by Robyn Harding

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I was literally blown away by this book!  It was so enthralling that it kept me reading late into the night and early again the next morning.  It is the story of a friendship between two women, one of whom has the hidden identity of being a convicted murderer who got a light sentence.  Which woman is the killer?  And what kind of woman is she really?  Both Frances and Kate seem very normal on the surface..  Frances is suffering from being overweight and not being accepted while Kate is everrything Frances wants tos be.  Frances has one son, Marcus who is also overweight and not accepted at his posh private school.  Kate has two children, Daisy and Charles.  Daisy is a teen with a lot of secrets who has no relationship with her family at all, so she seeks relationships outside of the home.  Charles is in Marcus’s class at school and they befriend each other, leading to the friendship between Frances and Kate.  I love how the author tells the story from the point of view of Frances and Daisy as well as some unknown entity known as DJ.  His identity is not explained until close to the end of the book.  The whole book was a thrill ride, as I constantly waited to find out who was the killer in hiding and what would happen to their friendships.  But I must admit that the story that fascinated me the most was that of Daisy.  Readers of psychological thrillers will definitely enjoy this twisted and mysterious novel from Robyn Harding which teaches all of us about appearances and friendships.

Disclaimer

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

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