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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Kubica Narrator: Cassandra Campbell, Tom Taylorson, Jorjeana Marie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2015 ISBN: 9781504609838
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A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning new psychological thriller from national bestselling author Mary Kubica.

Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: she works for a nonprofit and takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal—or worse. But despite her family’s objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.

Heidi spends the next few days helping Willow get back on her feet, but as clues into Willow’s past begin to surface, Heidi is forced to decide how far she’s willing to go to help a stranger. What begins as an act of kindness quickly spirals into a story far more twisted than anyone could have anticipated.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A hypnotic psychological thriller…[Pretty Baby] builds to a stunning climax involving revelations you won’t see coming.”

    People

  • “Thrilling and illuminating…[Pretty Baby] raises the ante on the genre and announces the welcome second coming of a talent well worth watching.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “The fast-paced final chapters show us how easily we all ignore hidden infections in favor of surface wounds, and why ‘the ones you never hear about’ may carry the deepest secrets.”

    NPR

  • “Suspense done well.”

    New York Magazine

  • “A superb psychological thriller…[with] a stunning conclusion.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Those who appreciate character-driven explorations of human emotion will enjoy Kubica’s sophomore effort. The major characters are each deep in the midst of their own psychological crises based on past events…The story will stir readers.”

    Library Journal

  • “As bits and pieces of Willow’s story are revealed, the other characters keep the story moving forward toward what the reader knows will be disastrous results…The story is almost hypnotic and anything but predictable…This book will give insomniacs a compelling reason to sit up all night.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “As the perspective shifts…readers see Heidi’s interest in Willow’s baby intensify and senses family tragedy on the way. And yet, the conclusion is a genuine surprise.”

    Booklist

  • “Cassandra Campbell, Tom Taylorson, and Jorjeana Marie expertly build the tension of this hypnotic psychological thriller…The three-part narration works well, helping listeners keep characters straight and emphasizing the collision of their stories…Listeners will be enthralled, then chilled by the twists and turns.”

    AudioFile

  • “Cassandra Campbell, Tom Taylorson, and Jorjeana Marie voice the three characters and bring out gentle Heidi’s need for another child, Chris’s self-centered disconnectedness, and Willow’s misery and need for love. Their varied performances emphasize the three very different worlds these characters inhabit and add dimension to the story.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick of 9 Hot Beach Reads You'll Remember All Summer
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month Pick
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About the Author

Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl and Pretty Baby. She holds a BA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in history and American literature. She lives outside of Chicago with her family and enjoys photography, gardening, and caring for the animals at a local shelter.

About the Narrators

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.

Tom Taylorson is a three-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award. He is a Chicago-based actor with over a decade of stage experience. In that time he also built a voice-over career and now primarily works as a voice actor. He is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago, teaching voice-over for interactive media.

Jorjeana Marie has worked extensively as an actress, comedian, writer, and audiobook narrator. Her narrations have earned her ten Earphones Awards. As a stand-up comic, she often opens for renowned talents such as Louie Anderson, Richard Lewis, and Louis C.K.