This book follows the story of a young girl, Willow, who is standing outside a train station and a woman, Heidi, who is on her way to work when she sees the girl standing out in the cold holding a baby. Heidi initially passes the girl by, but then decides to try to help the girl. Willow, fearful and untrusting, is wary of Heidi’s help, but knows she needs somewhere warm and dry to stay. As the story unfolds, the reader learns more about the events of the past, how the two ended up meeting, and the craziness that ensues. Who is Willow and what is she doing on the streets with a baby? Is Heidi placing herself and her family in danger by inviting this girl into their home?
I listened to this book as an audiobook. I love it when there is a different person portraying each character the way they did in this one. The story was told from the point of view of 3 main characters: Heidi, Chris (Heidi’s husband), and Willow. The way they portrayed the characters personalities was awesome in my opinion. I don’t think I would have liked this book as much if I had read a physical copy or e-book.
The beginning was a little bit slow while the characters were being introduced. Once it really got into telling their backgrounds, it started getting more interesting. I love the writing style as it keeps just enough suspense to the story. I usually try not to guess the endings and just let myself be in the moment in the story and this was a great book for that. The little twists here and there kept me wanting to keep listening instead of going into work (I listened on my way to and from work) 😉
TRIGGER WARNING: sexual abuse, child abuse, abortion.
Overall, I would definitely recommend listening to the audiobook. If audiobooks aren’t your thing, you can try the physical book or e-book, but I really feel like the readers in the audiobook added so much to the story itself. They did an amazing job telling the story.
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Pretty Baby: A Gripping Novel of Psychological Suspense