Killer Nashville Book of the Day

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica/ Reviewed by M. K. Sealy

Pretty Baby Final Cover

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Mary Kubica
Mary Kubica

Though there are many new names to the psychological thriller genre, Mary Kubica stands heads taller than the rest with her second novel, Pretty Baby. Kubica has written an outstanding book that showcases her ability to delve far into the genre of popular titles like Gone Girl, and produce a story that causes the heartbeats and emotions of readers to ricochet with each clue and false lead.

The multiple perspectives of the novel engulf readers in suspense and suspicion as they enter the lives of Chris, Heidi, and their daughter, when, due to Heidi’s charitable nature, the family takes in a homeless girl and her child.

As a series of events unfolds, Chris’s inquisitive nature opens the door for discoveries that lead the family to conclude that their visitor may not be what she seems. Tensions arise, and Chris, Heidi, and their daughter must choose how far they will go to help the girl and her child, culminating in a phenomenal conclusion that will have readers reeling.

Filled with roiling emotions and obsession, Pretty Baby leaves the reader with goose-bumps and a sense of awe. Kubica’s unique style of dialogue, sentence formation, and character and plot development creates a quick, engrossing read that has earned its place on the shelves beside other top psychological thrillers.


M. K. Sealy earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in literature from a Nashville university. She is a copyeditor for a Nashville-based publication, but also writes poetry, fiction, and is currently attempting a screenplay, all while working to obtain a Master of Education.


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