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Pretty Baby

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
A chance encounter

She sees the teenage girl on the train platform, standing in the pouring rain, clutching an infant in her arms. She boards a train and is whisked away. But she can't get the girl out of her head…

An act of kindness

Heidi has always been charitable but her family are horrified when she returns home with a young woman named Willow and her baby in tow. Dishevelled and homeless, this girl could be a criminal - or worse. But despite the family's objections, Heidi offers them refuge.

A tangled web of lies

As Willow begins to get back on her feet, disturbing clues into her past starts to emerge. Now Heidi must question if her motives for helping the stranger are unselfish or rooted in her own failures.

Praise for Pretty Baby

‘Pretty Baby is almost hypnotic and anything but predictable…This book will give insomniacs a compelling reason to sit up all night.’ - Kirkus

Praise for The Good Girl

Selected as one of the Top Ten General Fiction Books of 2014 by Bookbag.co.uk

'A twisty, roller coaster ride of a debut. Fans of Gone Girl will embrace this equally evocative tale' - Lisa Gardner

‘A sensational climax seals the deal’ ‘I hesitate to use that terrible cliché ‘page-turner’, but this powerful debut thriller is just that. It grabs you from the moment it starts’ - Daily Mail

'Pulse pounding' - Heather Gudenkauf

'Sensational' - Metro

'One of the trickiest, cleverest, most rewarding human interest crime tales of this year.' - Top 100 Amazon reviewer Katharine Kirby

'Kubica’s powerful debut will encourage comparisons to Gone Girl…[but] this girl has heart' - Publishers Weekly starred review

Memorable and riveting- Lovereading.co.uk

‘As a debut, this is a stunning, well-written novel – Kubica is an author to watch.’ - We Love This Book

‘This psychological thriller gets right under your skin and leaves its mark. A tremendous read’ - The Sun

‘A complex tale of deceit, jealousy, fear and love played out against the bustling, bright lights of Chicago … a stunning debut’ - Crimethrillergirl.com

‘If you love a dark mystery, The Good Girl will keep you entranced from the very first page to the end. Likened to the bestselling Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, this psychological thriller looks set to be a blockbuster – and it’s only Kubica’s first novel! … I can’t wait for more from this talented writer’ - Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A twisty, roller coaster ride of a debut. Fans of Gone Girl will embrace this equally evocative tale of a missing woman, shattered family and the lies we tell not just to each other, but especially to ourselves." - Lisa Gardner

"Psychologically rich and pulse pounding, The Good Girl had me hooked from the very first sentence and didn't let go until the final word. I can't wait to see what Mary Kubica comes up with next." - Heather Gudenkauf

"Single White Female on steroids.... If you haven't read Mary Kubica yet, you need to start right this minute... This riveting psychological thriller had me turning the pages at warp speed." - Lisa Scottoline


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Used availability for Mary Kubica's Pretty Baby

Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pretty Baby
Author(s): Mary Kubica
ISBN: 1-4104-8271-5 / 978-1-4104-8271-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2015 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Pretty Baby
Author(s): Mary Kubica
ISBN: 0-7783-1770-6 / 978-0-7783-1770-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: MIRA
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Paperback Editions

December 2017 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Pretty Baby
Author(s): Mary Kubica
ISBN: 0-7783-6328-7 / 978-0-7783-6328-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Park Row
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February 2016 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Pretty Baby: A Gripping Novel of Psychological Suspense
Author(s): Mary Kubica
ISBN: 0-7783-1874-5 / 978-0-7783-1874-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: MIRA
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August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pretty Baby
Author(s): Mary Kubica
ISBN: 1-84845-396-5 / 978-1-84845-396-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: MIRA
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2015 : Paperback
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Title: Pretty Baby
Author(s): mary kubica
ISBN: 9351069036 / 978-9351069034
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Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Pretty Baby
Author(s): Mary Kubica
ISBN: 1-5046-0984-0 / 978-1-5046-0984-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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July 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Pretty Baby
Author(s): Mary Kubica
ISBN: 1-5046-0986-7 / 978-1-5046-0986-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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July 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Pretty Baby
Author(s): Mary Kubica
ISBN: 1-5046-0985-9 / 978-1-5046-0985-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pretty Baby: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Kubica
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Pretty Baby: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Kubica
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pretty Baby: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Kubica
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pretty Baby: A Novel
Author(s): Mary Kubica
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2015 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Pretty Baby
Author(s): Mary Kubica
Publisher: Mira
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July 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pretty Baby
Author(s): Mary Kubica
Publisher: HQ
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July 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pretty Baby: A Gripping Novel of Psychological Suspense
Author(s): Mary Kubica
Publisher: MIRA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA